Today is one of those "odd date days:" 05-07-09. Such sequences don't happen often and when they do folks like to make a lot of them. So, today is another odd one!
But then it was a good one too! I did radio for Sunday this morning. Did the school programs earlier in the week for next month. I do the Chicago program each week (unless I'm going to be gone) so as to keep it fresh and up-to-date. We then "recycle" it about two months later for the out of town stations. Lots of work, but its is a tremendous ministry opportunity.
It was good to see Alex back in the office. He has been down with the flu (missed last Sunday and Wednesday) but looked like he is on the mend.
Cynthia is spending the night with our grand daughters at their house tonight so she can get them off to school in the morning--their dad is out of town today through Sunday and mom has to be at work at 5:30 a.m. She'll bring the girls home tomorrow and they'll be with us till Sunday. Our kitchen isn't finished, so their bedroom is still full of furniture, et al, which means they will have to sleep in our bedroom closet again. They seem to think it is a great adventure. Oh, yea. It means I'm home alone again. I should write a song!
Living in the land of Lincoln (at least that's what our car tags say), we are often reminded about things he did/said. During the Civil War Lincoln often drew on his faith--sometimes to comfort, sometimes to challenge his countrymen.
I've read that during the early days of the war, at a moment when there was no news from the front and many feared the worst, Lincoln reassured a fearful nation that even when things seemed to be going badly:
"Sometimes it seems necessary that we should be confronted with perils which threaten us with disaster in order that we may not get puffed up and forget Him who has much work for us yet to do."
"Much work for us yet to do"--I like that! Makes even an odd day worth the effort!