that it was a pretty good day today and a decent weekend – even with the allergies kicking in! Best thing was the weather, I was able to ride the Marauder both days, not a lot of miles but another 60 or so. I’ll soon have more miles on it than when I purchased it! I joined up with the Patriot Guard the other day and would just as soon never participate in a ride, if you know what I mean.
Yesterday was mostly a day of rest and relaxation, as if I have anything to rest from. What is it about life that when you look around and see all the stress and strife of other people, you tend to feel guilty about your own life? Which, in my case, is absolutely full of joy! I have a job with a progressive, stable, growing international company (no, stable/growing is not an oxymoron). I have the most wonderful daughters. And who in their right mind can compare their SU to mine? So no, I really didn’t need the R&R. But I took it anyway!
Had fun in class today, it’s such a joy to have JM back playing with me. He’s not far from bringing his mandolin back, that will be a kick. Of the 168 hours in the week, I do think that the first quarter hour of class on Sunday is my fav, second to the quarter hour that starts at 11 when I get to harmonize with RSa. We had quite a group of men today, either 13 or 14, not sure. And they were in a talkative mood, so I didn’t come close to going all the way through our subject matter of Hebrews 10:1-18 – way too much material there for 30 minutes of discussion. And they brought it today. Way cool when the observations they have clear the air for me, even though I’m the discussion leader. Hebrews is deep man, way deep. And so full of hope! I loved this group of verses and the discussion.
Decided to obey the allergies and took a looong nap, then hopped back on the Marauder and cruised for an hour or so. Ended up at the church for Trunker Treating, once again a huge turnout. Amazing things are happening there, it is incredible what the relocation has done for the energy level. I’m not particularly fond of pulling in people from other churches, but there is also a fair amount of increased attendance from people that don’t go to church at all.
I love seeing lives changed and frankly, I love it when people acknowledge the change in me. Of which there has been tremendous change over the last 3 years or so. And what is most amazing is that the change didn’t cost anything and didn’t take any effort other than not worrying about my own insecurities. I see this post is getting pretty long, so I’ll cut it off but man, what a long, strange trip its’ been! Yes, that’s a line from the Grateful Dead, bunch of heathens that they are. More later. Out.