A friend asked me tonight if I was going to write any new ramblings since it’s been several months since my last post. I kept intending to write. In fact, I think of all these things I want to write about…when I’m driving in the car. If someone would come up with some technology that would let me “call” my website and “speak” a post and have it magically appear (complete with spellchecker!) I think I could really keep this rolling in style!
Truthfully, I do my best thinkin’ when I’m driving, or washing dishes. But by the time I get here to the computer and want to write something that feels somewhat significant, I have forgotten all the important stuff I thought about earlier, and I can’t call it back. But life being what it is, I can count on my brain to suddenly remember all those ideas around 3 am when it suddenly jolts me awake from a good sleep. Only then I am UPstairs, and my computer is DOWNstairs. I wonder how much valuable conversation may be vanishing in this tug of war with life and getting older?
A kit if people in the media like to recap the events of the year when a new one is approaching. It’s easy enough for them, they have all the events in writing or on film! A few database searches and they have a whole list of significant events to look back upon. Tonight I sat here trying to think of what was significant this year and I just draw a blank. Not because nothing happened, but because so MUCH happened I just can’t remember it all. And frankly, I think I like it this way. I have never been one to sit and reminisce about the past. I’m too busy in the present to look back very much. Life keeps rolling faster and faster (and they say it’s all downhill after you hit 50!) and a friend once said you don’t get anything from looking back except a sore neck.
So as we face the new year, this fits my theme: “But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13,14
May the new year bring you blessings and joy and a walk with the only Source of Truth.