Why that title? I don’t know. Let’s explore for a bit. I have nothing in particular to say, but I want to sit a moment and type whatever comes to mind.
What I posted last has continued and I feel the most mentally sound I have ever been. In the past year, I found myself involved in probably more than I should have. I was the Director of a Chaplain’s organization. I was working too many hours delivering auto parts. I’ve gotten my book into the market and done book signings. Getting the book published was probably the most time-consuming. I’ve gotten older too and that is an issue I’m not liking too well either. I have resigned from the director’s position and the book is finished.
Then week before last Libby had her contract terminated after eleven years in her job with the Naval Hospital. It was a totally trumped up reason for “firing” her. Either way as she was on her way home after they released her I was asking God what was with this. It was a simple reply. “It’s time for her to go.” It resounded in my spirit all the rest of that day. I’m good with that.
Now that she’s no longer working it’s becoming something I am happy with and she is getting used to it. Anyway, she’s been drawing her SSI since August and she has her Medicare. Now we are looking at Part A and B and some sort of supplemental, although we both have part A and BCBS FEP. It’s just rather expensive and I think we need to do a cost comparison vs coverage and see if we need to make some changes.
All these things we conclude is from God’s timing for us and we both feel comfortable even though the changes are not what we considered our timing. We had wanted Libby to work till next summer and then retire. Well, she’s now retired, albeit a bit earlier than we had anticipated.
On another note I did something yesterday I had been entirely against doing. I got my BLS certification so now I have been trained to do CPR and basic life-saving procedures. I never ever wanted to be certified. It’s not mandatory with the school system, but they “encouraged” us to do so. They paid for it and paid me for my time in class, too. I have no idea why God changed my thinking about doing this. I’ve always felt if I was involved with CPR it would be being the recipient of such a procedure. After all, I’ll be seventy-two the end of this month.
On yet another note, I started another book, but have no real desire to get back to it at this moment. The title will be “Let Me Introduce You”. I’m using the 23rd Psalm as my base text. It’s an introduction to Jesus and who He is. Hopefully God will kick in with me and give me the unction. It will certainly be in His timing.
On a final note, right after I made the decision to leave the director’s position I was approached about a less mental and physically challenging position. There is an organization coming together for veterans in need in our local area. It’s in the formative stages and I’m told we will be meeting soon to have a sit-down to discuss direction. They have already purchased thirteen acres of land and are clearing it to build on. They want chaplains and of course, I’m a chaplain. I’m looking to see how this comes together and how I fit in.
So there. God is in control I simply follow. Life with Him is simple. Just keep in communication and listen when I am to move.