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.
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.
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.