A Tower of Strength

You have been a refuge for me,a tower of strength in the face of the enemy.

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Life has been odd as of late. Strange even.

It seems that all I can do lately to maintain a positive attitude is sing very loudly in my car. Play all my music louder. Walk taller. Be bold in my huge weakness.

Stop being fearful.

Stop being worrisome.

Stop being anxious.

Stop trying to make life predictable.

It's dangerous to stand in the middle of an empty parking lot and wait for disaster.

Sooner or later, disaster this way comes.

E said: A careful man tries to dodge the bullets, while a happy man takes a walk.

If I am not a happy man - then what's the point of any of this? I have seen poverty far deeper than me and my family will ever know, and I shouldn't be shunted by this little hiccup of riches.

It is diffucult though, hearts get hard. I feel guilty enjoying things. I should have a long face and a somber spirit because people are helping us out.

Well, I think I just decided that's bullshit. I can't speak for the rest of the world, or the other guys that have gotten laid off, but joy WILL be had by me.

A friend of mine decided not to pursue Medical School because he didn't want to have a lifestyle with zero risk.

Amen to that.

To all of you out there that are having a rough time in this "economy" - I say let's join together and announce to the world ourselves that God will sustain us. Let's step forward in boldness with no other thought than that his great heart will sustain us.

Maybe we'll learn a new definition of sustenance.

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Though the world is a winter

Growing colder and colder

I'll remember the day

When my father laid his hand on my shoulder.