Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday Morning

Two more work days until retirement. I sleep an hour and a half later. I am eating buttered toast with Grandma Honey's homemade grape jelly and drinking a cup of coffee. It is raining outside and I am watching the squirrels and the cardinals fight over the bird seed.I have put up a baffle to keep the squirrels from eating all the food, but I spilled some and the squirrels are happy again.

What does one do with a day with nothing planned? I am working on a routine. For starters I will put the dishes up then go and do my Bible Studying. We start a new lesson series on Sunday, in 1 Kings. The introduction is always the most important part to begin.

Cuddles (doggie) is cuddled up in the corner. He is napping this early. I am sure he will enjoy the companionship, not being alone each day.The winter of life is a new experience. A day's journey is different, more un-planned, not as to-do orientated, less bells and whistles.My bucket lists grows shorter. I lack only one state, North Dakota. Maybe in the spring I can go up there, but not in winter I am told.

Today I am working on the third proof pages of Spiritual Journaling. I am excited about my book being published, hopefully in the early part of the new year. I guess if anyone asks, "what do you do for a living," I can say I am a writer.

The journey begins. Blessings from Bro. Dan

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

With appreciation to Furman Bisher in Atlanta, Georgia.

Thanks for Furman Bishers yearly Thanksgiving column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Thanksgiving for Janet and 43 years of marriage.

Thanks for grandson Jack yelling wake up Poppa.

Thanks for my ten years at Centennial Medical Center as chaplain and those who wish me well in retirement.

Thanks for wifi and internet radio, like Gospel grass radio and LBC in London.

Thanks for new keurig coffee maker.

Am thankful I have been to Israel.

I am thankful I can turn off the television when something disturbs me.

Thankful for a working lawnmower.

Thankful for daughter Melinda and that she is pregnant.

Thankful I am still able to walk and take out the garbage.

Am thankful my first book, Spiritual Journaling, is coming out next year.

Thankful for Cuddles and Aiden.

Thankful I saw Edward Hopper's Nighthawk art in Chicago.

Thankful for my friends at the Abbey of Gethsemani.

Thankful for my Sunday School Class.

Thankful Atlanta Braves are doing better.

Thankful for the liturgy of the hours.

Thankful Mike helps me with my computer.

Thankful my mother-in-law, Georgia Honeycutt, is doing well.

Thankful for my hobbies: ham radio, reading, writing, and love of sports.

Thankful for heat in winter and AC in summer.

Thankful for wonderful parents I had.

Thankful for my brother Ronald and my other precious relatives.

Thankful for kindle and droid.

Thankful for 67 years of life.

Thankful for so many many blessings that I can not possibly count. Blessings that only God can give.

What are your blessings? I would be glad for you to share with me.