Thursday, July 21, 2011

We Measure Everything


Picture this:  lunch together at the motherhouse:  one missionary Sister with her guest-- a citizen of Tanzania, Africa--, myself and my brother  from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  My brother asks of the Tanzanian, “How much rainfall do you get?”  The Tanzanian laughs and says:  “You Americans, you measure everything!  We just know when we have enough rain for the crops, or not enough.” 

These days of this dome of heat together with an amount of humidity surpassing any record for 28 states so far, I wonder how we would do if we just relied on experience and said, “It’s hot out there.  Grandma should stay inside for now.”  Of course, the meteorologists would be out of a job, which would not be good..  

Monday, July 11, 2011

Time Out

I am up and running!  I have heard it said not to wait until you are sick or dying to improve your relationship with God.  It is not easy to pray when one is sick.  Nor is it easy to blog.  About a month ago I had emergency surgery to remove a perforated appendix, and I am just coming back from that.

How are you?  I pray that you are noticing more and more how God our Father tenderly cares for you in the little things as well as in the big, as I have been learning during this “time out” from the usual.  May God bless you!