Tuesday, January 11, 2011

An absent blogger

I have been absent. Not really, just a week of vacation and then the crush of returning and immediately filling up my January calendar. But it is all GOOD!

The goodness and delight of my life comes quickly to mind when I read the psalm for today (BCP) this 1/11/11. Ps. 56
Have mercy on me, O God, for my enemies are hounding me; all day long they assault and oppress me. They hound me all the day long; thruly there are many who fight against me, O Most High.
I don't feel enemies this day and for that I am grateful. Yet I pray for Rep. Giffords as she struggles to return from serious brain injury after being shot on Saturday. I think of those who must hide each day from enemies and those who hide from creditors. Grant them safety and peace, O God.

My simple 'struggles' are to find time to show our house to the many people who responded so quickly to our Craig's List ad. To get all the regular sermon/worship work done before leaving for the church retreat on Friday, and to get several visits, meetings and appointments into the week also. All this while I pull myself away from Ken Follet's "World Without End"; which is NOT easy to do. This book is captivating!

So, life is good and I'm grateful on this day a blogger I follow called the "Day of one-ness". I still realize that it can take only a call, a fall, or a crash to turn life upside-down. May I remember those who struggle this day and add the oneness of my contentment to their lives of struggle and hope it brings some calm.

1 comment:

Terri said...

Glad all is well. Will have to look for that book....