I say it all the time, today is going to be the day. Today, I’m going to stop… you name it, eating out of control, worrying about everything, swearing, procrastinating, making excuses, buying stuff I don’t need, etc. etc. …
All this rain brought back some memories for me this morning. Robin and I use to
own a VW Cabriolet, Robin affectionately referred to it as “Bluebird”.
Does anybody besides me hate to wait? It can drive me crazy having to wait for something when I feel like, I don't know how long this is going to go on. We long for now, but we live in a world of not yet.
Joe took me on a real vacation- or perhaps it was a trip. I'm not sure. My friend Josh told me that vacations are when your children don't come. If you have kids with you, you're only taking a trip. Regardless, we had a great trip. It was time for our little family to spend some quality time together. No TV, phones only for necessity. Good food, good reads, good hikes and lots of playing on the floor with Edwin.
In the Beatles song Elanor Rigby, it states, “All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all belong?” With billions of people in the world why are there so many lonely people?
When the girls were growing up, for Christmas one year they received a Barbie Dream house, made of high grade, high dollar, Barbie plastic. Real pretty to the eye but not very sturdy to the touch. Too be honest I don’t know a lot about building construction, but I do know any building needs a solid foundation to remain standing. The foundation is the base upon which everything is built.
It’s hard for me to believe, but our house is nineteen years old this year, and one of the things we’re discovering is, it needs some repairs, it needs updating. It’s a lot like our lives, maybe it’s time for some remodeling, we’ve all fallen short and need some fixing up.
There is a story that has been around for a long while. I don't know where it's from. A long time ago, there was a carpenter, a master carpenter. He went into the house-building business, and he built great houses.
I want to talk about a single verse in the Christmas story, about really just one single, very powerful little word in that verse. It was actually a promise made by the prophet Isaiah a long time earlier when he said, "The young woman will be with child..." That's Jesus. "...and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, "which means God with us.
For the past eighteen years Robin and I have resided at the same residence, we built our dream home on what we thought was the perfect lot, little did we know, the lot was home to an old creek bed filled with silt like clay. It’s was deemed unbuildable unless we dug out the clay and brought in good soil to assure a solid foundation.