There’s actually so much going on right now that it’s hard to find time to write a thoughtful post. Besides, where to start? The incredible overturn in Massachusetts with Republican Brown winning the senate seat after almost a half a century of Ted Kennedy? What about Haiti’s second earthquake in 8 days? The suffering and chaos is incomprehensible. A call to prayer would be good. What about the health bill? May God grant “those in authority over us” wisdom to make the best choices in a very complex—overwhelming—world. One of my closest friends has a terrible new diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer…another friend (in apparent perfect health) died of a brain aneurism over the weekend, and another friend’s mother passed away in her sleep. I can list the concerns but hardly reflect on them. The Joint Commission came and went at Alan’s hospital (he was re-accredited for three years…praise God!), Joel and I are cleaning the basement like fury (boxes ALL over the living room now), and I’m in the process of calling all the Christian schools in the area to see if they’d have any interest in Jonathan as an inspirational chapel or assembly speaker. Last night we got our first positive response! Yahoo.
Marlene sent this to me from Skokie, IL, and I hope you find it worth taking a minute out of the whirl of life to consider:
Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark .
ONE: Don’t miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat!
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit. When you’re 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you’re stressed, float awhile.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.
Most people walk in and out of your life………but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart.