I just came in from my morning walk.
My devotions led me to this.
It was a fine day.
Uncle Dowe messaged me at 5:46 a.m. with an encouraging word.
Breakfast at Fat Cats with Larry, Alan, and Karen (not that Karen) was good and the conversation was better.
I changed the oil in my truck with minimal mess. Minimal mess and me don’t frequently hang out together.
While underneath the pickup I had the most delightful telephone conversation with my friend Marie who is going to sing some gather by the river songs Sunday coming (not Sunday next). It is going to be fine.
The Cutie decided that it was the day to make sauerkraut so I harvested 20 cabbages. They were some of the most beautiful I have ever grown.
Whilst in the garden I got a call, on my watch of all things, from Linda about a prayer need that was urgent. The prayers commenced without delay. Later in the afternoon she called to say things were looking better.
Anyway, we labored over that cabbage for a couple of hours and left it fermenting for the next six weeks.
Some things are definitely worth the work and the wait.
Homemade sauerkraut and homemade ice cream are on this list.
I mowed my garden lot. As I wound my way among the blueberry bushes I snacked on the newly ripened fruit. The limbs on the bushes are bending low with the bounty.
The Cutie and I went on a late afternoon cruise. The lake was calm. The weather was dang near perfect.
The herons and egrets and cormorants were showing out.
We’d never been to the prime rib buffet at the Lodge.
We have now.
As we motored back to the berth we felt the cool air, bantered about things great and small, and I felt a deep peace and a great hope.
All that, and other things, are in my wake now.
Today may bring the same.
Or storms on a grand scale.
Bring it on!
As our Friend and I walked a cool hike in a light South breeze we were talking about how things that seem small can make a ginormous difference. I was telling him how much I needed a day like yesterday in the books. He smiled at me the way he does and said…
“That one is done. Be alert. New mercies today are promised.”