Friday, November 05, 2010

Learning to be content

11/5/10 Friday
Can’t believe I don’t have the Kairos story finished yet. It seems that there is always something that comes up to get in the way. I’ll set the goal of finishing it and getting it posted on the Kairos blog today. Then I need to write letters to the guys who sat at my table, letting them know I support and am praying for them. It’s cold out, almost froze but didn’t. We fired up the electric heater for the first time. Until we get the bathroom done that’s all we have for heat and that just covers one room. Cherie used the other space heater in the bathroom in order to make it tolerable for her to clean up and get ready for work.

For some this undue hardship, this living so frugally and enduring the cold and heat. We don’t see it that way at all, and understand just how blessed we are, how much we have. I just watched on the news about the hurricane that is going to hit Haiti today. There are still over a million people living in tents and flung up shelters created out of whatever they could find, and much of that won’t survive the winds and rains coming. There is hardship, there is pain, hunger, and death that they live with daily and will endure more of in the days to come. So I pray for them, and take lessons from them as well, learning to be more grateful for what we have. 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

That’s it for now. Both Cherie and I wonder how Midnight is doing and miss him, but I will resist the urge to bug the vet, knowing she will call with any news. So there’s work to be done and I must get to it.


Anonymous said...

Bob, please keep us posted on Midnight.

Bob said...

Midnight passed away. Vet called and said his kidneys shut down and he was in misery with no hope, so I had her put him down.