Saturday, July 31, 2004

Ready or Not

"Ready or not, here I come!"
"A ready person never needs to get ready" - My Utmost for His Highest April 18

My thoughts as of late have been on the subject of readiness. So much time is wasted on getting ready, after the fact. A friend calls to say they're in town and will be stopping by, so we rush around tidying up; a co-worker questions us about our beliefs, and we're stumped, saying "I really should know more about this..."; suppertime rolls around and once again we're ordering in because nothing was taken out in advance. Oh how much smoother life would be, if only I could maintain a state of readiness - spiritually, physically, financially - in every way.

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Like the game "hide and seek", life will happen whether we are "ready or not;" but it's so much more fun when we are ready!

Friday, July 30, 2004

A Visit from a Longtime Friend

The other day I got an unexpected visit from a friend ( ) whom I haven't seen in probably 6 or 7 years. He was just passing through town, but we managed to grab a bite to eat, go for a walk, and have a few hours of great conversation. What a blessing friends are!

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Initial Thoughts

Well! I am now the proud owner of my very own blog. Having just set everything up, I am now at a loss for words! So, perhaps that will suffice for my first post. More thoughts to come....