Yesterday’s Feast Day was ours and, once again, I missed it; this had me wondering today are we traveling this journey alone? Are we lonely? Or do we welcome Jesus, as a stranger sometimes, to join us on this journey? I forget where I first read, saw, or heard this, but “when we welcome the stranger, we welcome the LORD.” Perhaps right now you feel like you’re lonely on this journey. I know I’ve felt this way multiple times recently. You’ve probably felt like this quite a bit when I don’t write for weeks on end; for this I am truly sorry, but I hope you know you aren’t really alone.
Today, as I write this I’m reminded of two (of many) songs that have fit me perfectly these past few days as I’m traveling in this lonely journey (or so I feel) right now. These two songs and lyrics can be found during this journey.
I guess another reason this part of my journey’s felt so lonely is I’m growing again as a leader. Although not before I started regressing a bit. Let me explain. There are (or rather were) two No Parking Signs across from my driveway and recently they haven’t been there; they disappeared. I don’t know if they were deliberately removed or if they were just destroyed and then never replaced. At any rate, I decided to let the incident be and not contact anyone about it as I didn’t want to cause any more commotion as it were, but letting it work itself out was not a solution. I became more and more frustrated because I couldn’t get my car into the driveway easily any more. Cars started parking where the signs once said they couldn’t and some kids from the nearby school one day found a one of the signs (or so I think) and started carrying it around and then just tossed it across the street. After having difficulty parking this afternoon, I decided enough was enough and I sent an email to City Hall about it. We’ll see what happens. I also have been trying not to call my cable/satellite TV provider about switching back to digital cable. I know most of you probably don’t understand why I’d switch when satellite is less expensive or why I’d bother with cable at all. First of all I need to switch back to digital cable because satellite keeps cutting out during storms (like our last snow storm where the dish was completely covered and Mom couldn’t watch TV at all until we got out there and cleaned off the dish). Secondly, we get cable TV in general again because Mom gets bored with what is on TV over the air and she doesn’t know how to use a computer to look up videos, etc. (I’ve tried to teach her but that’s impossible; she can’t remember hardly anything from day-to-day let alone hour-to-hour some times.) Something tells me I’ll be calling in the next few weeks or so and get that taken care of, too.
Now I’ve started welcoming Jesus on my journey so I’m not so lonely and been complaining to Him or venting as it were. I know this isn’t really something Jesus wants to hear, but it helps to know that He will listen to me. I’ve also started listening to Him again, too. I mean conversations work best when you take turns talking and listening. 😆 I know how dumb could I be?! (Don’t answer that! )
Anyway, I’m going to sign off here as I’m starting to get a headache again and I want to go lay down. I’ll try to write again tomorrow, but I make no promises.
Love and prayers, as always! ❤