Things I know

The truth of the matter is that I am going to be 61 years old in 48 hours, so it seemed too much of a coincidence not to take Anne Lamott’s paradigm and write down some things I know, I’m not willing to say it is everything I know, as of today. So here goes.

Ten days to Bethlehem

Ten days to find our way to Bethlehem. A never-going-to-refold-like-it-first-came map is no longer the way to figure out the path.  We would consider the advantages and disadvantages of following the interstates knowing the distance might actually be longer but the time shorter.  Balanced with the particularities of what we might see if we took the shorter in distance but longer in time route of two-lane highways and backroads through small towns and maybe the possibility of hometown cooking restaurants and homemade pie.

An unexpected gift

Today, today I’m going to choose to see and know the beauty that God has created in the lives and hearts of waaaaay more of God’s people than we will ever know.  And I don’t have to look far and wide, not even a little bit.

So many roads

So many, many roads we travel over the course of our lifetimes.  So many people and places and experiences and defining events that we may not even realize at the time are that significant, but with the perspective of years, name those moments as those which changed some things, or maybe even everything.