Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Another Day

The sky outside has been dark and gray most of the day. Right now, it's peaceful and quiet except for the the beeping of my answering machine which recorded a message about two hours ago. I didn't want to take the call. I knew what it was about. It was a simple courtesy call to remind me about the time and location of a training session I am to attend tomorrow morning. I simply haven't bothered to get up and go into the other room to erase the message to stop the damn beep-beep coming from the machine. It's a lazy day here and I have fallen prey to it!

Occasionally, a slight low rumble of thunder rolls through the almost silence and Ginger inevitably leaves whatever comfortable spot she's made to hide under my computer desk. We've had only a small amount of rain but that's still more than what we need. We've been wet for sometime and the ground is still saturated. The slightest rainfall creates standing water as the ground is unable to absorb any more. The sun is expected to break through later today and shine most of tomorrow. A day or two of hot sun will dry the surface up well enough to mow and clear the yards. We've had a brief moment or two today where the sky lightens and we are teased with the hope of better weather but it disappears just as quickly as it comes leaving me with thoughts of napping.

I was treated to a rather pleasant and totally unexpected treasure late yesterday. I received an email from someone I do not know who happened upon my blog by googling something of interest to him. It seems that my blog was only one of very few hits on the subject he was looking up. The email was from a Navy Chaplain who is starting a series of sermons on the Apostle's Creed and that is how he found my blog. Long story short, my pastor has agreed to make a connection with him to discuss how he approached his set of sermons on that very subject which I posted about here in January. The other really neat thing is that the chaplain had just baptized several people on Easter morning in the Jordan River near where my pictures from last weeks Wordless Wednesday were taken. It feels good to make a connection, however tenuous, in this huge world of ours and leaves me wondering once again about coincidence, happenstance and fate. Regardless of what brought the connection about, I wish the chaplain well in his sermon series and express my gratitude for his life of service, through both the military and through ministry.

Now the recliner calls and I am ready to answer... just as soon as I stop that stupid beeping!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

that's really neat!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 8:15:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Marsha said...

I am deleting a second spam comment that I received today in the comments section of my posts. I hope there will be no more The same message (about cialis) from a profile not available. I hope there will be no more.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 11:23:00 AM CST  

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