Good morning and welcome. Today, Friday, May 26, 2017, is special to many because at the end of the day it will usher in the Memorial Holiday Weekend. Me? Not so much, but, it is good to see folks excited about something. Last Wednesday morning was pretty special. I drove in with my window about half way down sipping on my hot black Community coffee. It was somewhere around 58 degrees. You know me. It didn't take long for me to conjure up visions of a fall morning. I can't deny it. That's what it felt like to me. I wasn't ready to break out the snow chains, but, I did have visions of frost dancing around in my noggin. Yes, I am fully aware that we have sizzling days ever so near, but, for it to be nearly the end of May and we have ourselves a fall morning to enjoy, well, all I can say is I do hope you took the time to enjoy it. I did thank the Lord God above for His provision. It reminded me of that famous passage from the Book of Ruth where the land owner showed favor to the widow, "When she rose to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, saying, 'Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not insult her. Also, you shall purposely pull out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.' " (Ruth 2:15-16), New American Standard Bible, NASB) Wednesday morning God purposely gave me some fall-like weather to brighten my spirits and I thanked Him for it, and for the Community Coffee. I couldn't leave that one out. Amen.
It's okay if you prefer the warmer stuff. We are all different. I've worked with people who wished the temperature would never get below 80 even at night. Maybe they could live in a sauna. Just joking. I've confessed many times that I no longer can embrace the cold like I used to. Maybe global warming came along just in time to save me from the embarrassment of shivering in front of my peers. Another joke. Please don't send me any Al Gore jokes. I'm just trying to finish out the week here at the ole blogger ranch. I started reading a list of ways to know if you talk too much. I was actually looking for some self-deprecating humor to end today's edition. That list got way too personal, way too soon. The results? I didn't stick around long enough to see how many of those listed might apply to me. Why? It just wasn't funny material. Try to remember that I am essentially working without a net here. The best I could come up with on short notice was a sign I saw in a flower bed with this inscription: "I'm trying hard to grow, so, please don't walk on me. Thank You."
There are countless lists of that type rolling around out on the super duper web information highway. I saw one with the title saying ten ways to know if you have a really good husband. That's all I need. If I delve too deeply into that abyss known as my psyche, next thing you know I will be on the couch with a funny looking fellow with a goatee taking notes. I have no idea where that came from, however, it is a good reminder for me to find the exit door. Thanks so much for riding along with me. I do enjoy the company. Now it is time to say so long for this week. I do hope you enjoy your Saturday and your Lord's Day Sunday along with Memorial Day Monday. Remember to remember what that day was set aside for. See you next time and may God bless each one. Amen. ....More later.
Many years in this sojourn here on planet earth and I have the scars to prove it but I have been, am now, and will be blessed to have had the privilege of doing what little I've done to honor God and serve others.