Thursday, March 26, 2009

When Will We See It All

Just when you think you have seen everything, more comes along. A man is driving home after sharing time with his nephew at lunch and is shot by a stray bullet from a gang shoot out. He dies. President Obama will speak at Notre Dame. Will that be the first time he attends "church" since talking to Rick Warren?
I am let go from my job and face another knee operation. It would be a simple thing to feel sorry for myself.
I am lifted in my spirit knowing that after surgery, and a long rehab, I will feel much better and may finally take working out more seriously. Also, it has made me feel good that so many of my former customers at ASU have written some very kind words to me and have said nice things in support of me.
And, how can I ever have unjoyful thoughts as long as Jean is my wife and in my life.
I can not help but feel for those that haved faithfully served at Central Christian Church and were told Tuesday that they were being let go by the church. How can any one feel sorry for their circumstances when we think of these people giving their heart, soul and lives to serving God in this place? I can not help but think what I could have done to prevent this. Given more? Well, yeah.
I know God has His mighty hand on these people and their families. And He will provide other opportunities to minister.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Wow, Tom Petty was right. It has been a little over a week since I was informed I was no longer needed at ASU. After 13 years of service, the powers at be decided my entire operation was closing down. So, I am soon to be one of the many people who have lost their jobs because of the budget crunch. Then, the next day, I decided to have my knee replacement surgery at the end of the month. Now, I sit home, very uncomfortable with knee pain and wait for the surgery on March 30.
It has been really tough to sit down and add a post to this page this past week. I was not sure what direction to go. I have watched a lot of TV, yes, too much. And I watch sports and news. Yes, I have opionons of what is happening on those two types of stations. Where is Sam The Cooking Guy when I need him? I ask myself, do I comment on the days events? Do I trash the people who were instrumental in my being let go? Do I hammer the President because he is not doing it the way I want him to? Do I add my take on the sports happenings? By the way, I may only be a quarter Dutch, but I sure enjoyed watching the Netherlands advance in the WBC tournament.
I figure I should Wait. Wait for a time I really feel passionate about something before I comment and not make a comment just to make a comment. This idea may change in a few days if I get ambitious enough to post. But for now, I will not trash the people who told me unceremonously I was being sent packing. I wont tell the President I think he still acts like a candidate and not the President of the US of A. And for today, I wont give my take on the spoiled(not all), underhanded(just a few), underacheiving(some) athletes who are hurting the sports we love to watch and follow.
And I continue to wait what God has in store for me in the coming days, weeks and months.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

One New Knee Deserves Another

I found out yesterday that I go into the hospital March 30 for knee replacement surgery. So, now, the right knee will be just like the left knee. I will soon have matching scars. Hopefully, I will take the rehab process more seriously and make both knees stronger.