Good Morning, God!
HOME . . . we are docking in Maine today, God. And, while I have loved Canada, I am filled with joy at coming home. Yes, we have levels of Home . . . our country, our state, our community and our family . . . including our Family of Friends.
And, this morning, at breakfast on the ship we shared more fully with another couple — a new couple who had both lost children — and we gave them one of Patty’s books. New friends and a reminder that we are all Your Children.
Having our faces set toward the U.S.A. and home feels right. Our traveling has indeed tugged at me . . . stretched me . . . reminded me of several changes that I want to build into our daily lives. I say reminded because getting an idea from either my Head or my Heart — out into my feet and hands and daily life — requires Time and Focus and Grit.
I must embrace — not so much the ongoing failing but the importance of Getting Up — trying again and again.
How good it is, God, that You designed us to Get Back Up. Failing is just that first stage of Learning. And, as we watch our grandson tackle Multivariable Calculus — perhaps the first time learning has not come easily for him — I am reminded that Life is about Hard Work too.
It is Hard to fail and fall and flail around — and yet return to the fight. Of course, God. We also have to include periods of re-evaluation. We must come to You for redirection . . . as well as renewal. After all, to repent means to Turn Around.
Hmmm. To come before You and ask: Am I on the right path for me? That’s really hard. Please help me seek Your Help again and again!