Thursday, October 18, 2007

What To Do With A Rainy Day

Perspectives seem to change with time. We've had rain every day since last Saturday and I'm afraid of what our building site may look like. I'm certain it won't be as bad as the pics, but it may now have a huge swimming pool where the basement is supposed to be. Ah, the joy of lake living on the Great American Desert! I suppose the worst of it is the waiting for an opportunity to really see things moving ahead again. I think I'm experiencing a bit of depression over the situation, but when I think again I have to shake my head and remember that God is in control and I'm really in the backseat(especially when it comes to the weather). Isn't that the way for all of us? If things are not going according to our schedule we have emotional upheaval in our lives. Perhaps it's just the way I am, or maybe that is part of the human condition. I don't have answers for that, but I do know that when I take one step back and pray for God to be God and let me be me, everything seems to be better about my life. Is that being fatalistic? I do not believe so, at least not from my perspective. To cheer both of us up my wife, Cheryl, and I went out for dinner at George's. Thursday nights they have great ribs & chicken and meat balls and a salad bar, and even though we are in the wilderness it is good to know that there is a guy named "George" who came here from Italy and is truly an American success story. I've never spoken to the man other than to order a slice, but I'm certain he is a devout person, believing in God much as I do. (Now I've prompted\challenged myself to learn more of the person behind the wonderful cuisine) The place(although we don't get there but about three times a year)is exactly what one would expect from a pizza carryout, dine in, delivery restaurant. Entering one is greeted by the immediate warmth of the ovens in front and the scent of cooking in the kitchen. It's a good feeling for all of the senses. Even better when shared with the woman I love so much. It is good to sit across the table from her and look into those beautiful eyes as I feast on food, as well. So much for another rainy day on the GAD . I pray your life is going well and that all of the rain that falls is welcomed. One more thought....The Bible teaches us that the rain falls on the unjust as well as the just. That cheers me up. In Christ's Love, Preacher.