Sunday, December 31, 2006

Toward a New Year

Saying for the Day- Be very sure your anchor holds and grabs the solid rock.

We stand on the threshold of a brand new year ( unless, of course, we get one of those recycled one’s).
In that new year there will be changes.
New things will happen.
Old things will break down ( hopefully things and not people).
The one thing we know for sure is that things will change for both good and bad.
As years change we look for a constant, something to hang onto while everything else spins around us.

For me that constant is the love of God.
The God that sent his Son into the world will be there for me.
The God that broke into my life when I was very young will hang on to me.
The God that has been with me for all of my life and that has sustained me no matter what the years brought will be there.
God will continue to surprise me with unexpected miracles.
God will fill my life with his peace and joy.
I know this because of all the years in which God has done this for me.

So I face the new year with excitement waiting to see what new things God will do.

May all of your new years contain such wonder.

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News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my garage where the trains still run and people party– Tonight is the big night. The Fly Inn has its big party. They have even rigged a big Pigeon egg to drop from the roof right at 12:00. It’s not a big apple but it’s the next best thing made possible by small town creativity. One expects people will leave their own parties and fill the main street to see this unique event. It will be just like New York. Bob Johnson, the owner of the Fly Inn is doing everything possible to make sure it works. They plan on testing it at least twice today.
Last Lutheran is having a prayer service tonight from eleven to twelve. People should get out just in time to see the egg drop. From past experience, though, there won’t be many people at the service.
There will be small party , tonight , at the old Jupola place. Toivo and Eino and their families will gather there as they did when old Mr. Jupola was alive. They keep up the tradition. Pigeon Falls is very big on tradition.
One wonders if the dragon will show up and start a new tradition. That is , of course, a possibility. The White Rabbit could also make an appearance. A good night for Mrs. Trumble to go demon hunting.
A new year is coming for Pigeon Falls. Will it finally bring a solution to the White Rabbit and the Dragon mystery? Will the stone man be recovered. Will Tommy and Eino tell what they saw at the end of the track? Will Mrs. Trumble’s secret be revealed? Will the purpose of the occupation ever become clear? Is Mrs. Trumble Tommy’s long lost grandmother? Is Tommy really the undertaker’s kid. Will we keep asking stupid questions we never answer? Only the new year will tell.
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No Link until next Wednesday. Have a great New Year.
Went to another new church today, St. Mark's. They didn't have communion but otherwise it was a great experience. One of the members I knew from Crystal as he was a brother to a very good member and visited from time to time. In the afternoon Pat made another batch of saffron buns and his son made cupcakes. Then we played cards.
Now I need a breathing treatment.
GBYA

20 Comments:

Blogger QuillDancer said...

Happy New Year, Dr. John. May God bless you and keep you and yours safe in the palm of his hand.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous janvangogh said...

In the end, I think we will all be quite surprised just how much God has been involved in our lives from the beginning.

Did I miss something about Mrs. Trumble having a secret?

8:18 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I'm preparing my special New Year's Southern traditional "Hopping John" at the moment. This year I tweaked the recipe just a tad and am calling it the "Hopping Dr. John."

The Saffron Bun recipe is churning in the bread machine now. These are for dessert of course and I can't wait to try the recipe you've sent me.

Happy New Year Dr. John and Betty!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Art Lady said...

I am very, very glad you visited my blog so I could find YOUR blog...there are some things here that I'd almost forgotten and I thank you for reminding me of those...and giving me a few more to use in the New Year! Blessings new friend!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

Happy New Year to you and Betty! I wish you a blessed 2007! May we all keep God as the focus in our lives.....without him we are lost. God bless you and Betty...you are wonderful people and we all love you both so much.

11:15 AM  
Blogger butterflies said...

Without God we are nothing..It will be a year of change,no doubt.I pray we can move forward with no fears.
God bless you both:)

1:29 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Hope you have a Happy New Year ..

3:03 PM  
Blogger Smalltown RN said...

All the very best for a wonderful and bright New Years!!!

3:17 PM  
Blogger MommaistheBoss said...

Dr. John,
I wish you a very bright and beautiful New Year.

3:39 PM  
Blogger The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

Blessings to you and yours for a New Year filled with God's peace and comfort.

6:44 PM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Happy New Year Dr John. I wish you and Betty peace and hope for 2007. With God's help we will have another good year.

Blessings from Calgary

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