Today is a totally delightful day. Not saying everything is life is perfect for we know that this side of heaven can’t be exactly that, but my smile is as bright as the sunshine would be if I weren’t wearing dark glasses!
A very dear friend who I have not seen in 7 years has flown in to visit me and be my houseguest for a week! He is a wonderful man who is full of life, full of the love of Christ, is eternally young, and is a retired Episcopal priest. I am smiling as I say retired priest because I don’t know any priests who’ve pulled off retirement . . . I think they just live on and one day they say “go in peace to love and serve the Lord” and find themselves face to face with Him. Vocation . . . . it’s so much more than work.
Many of you are aware that I’ve been seeking a “job” or more correctly financial provision since relocating to SC 4 plus years ago and a permanent answer hasn’t yet come, but spiritually life is AMAZING so no complaints. That being said the Lord has planted a seed in me which can only be described as a passion for a vocation and not just a job. I am beginning to know what that is, only just beginning.
I ask you to pray with me that I will continue to hear His voice and follow Him faithfully in the path and plan He has for me and kn0w that though He asks me to do things that make me gasp sometimes, I have never known more joy in my life than when I follow Him NO MATTER WHAT HE ASKS OF ME. He is always there with me.
This will be a delightful week for me and I am sorry if I am a bit off schedule on sharing with all of you but fear not, I will have lots to share when time permits. Meanwhile, having an extra person in the house and it being a man with a healthy appetite literally, spiritually and otherwise, I’ve got an excuse to do a lot more fussy things in the kitchen than what I usually do as this house usually is home to just my elderly Mom who is on a restricted diet, and me. I enjoying having someone to spoil lavishly. Just now I have a pot roast with all the expected accompaniments cooking and can I tell you my house smells great? There will be home-made bread in the house, home-made corn chowder, and all sorts of scones, muffins, other elaborate things to feed the body with as we share at table and feed our hearts and souls.
Time to check my roast! Can you smell it?