Daily Reflections From My Window

September 5, 2021 Sunday: A Rainy Start

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“People try to persuade us that the objections against Christianity spring from doubt. That is a complete misunderstanding. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result, people have hitherto been beating the air in their struggle against objections, because they have fought intellectually with doubt instead of fighting morally with rebellion.”

Soren Kierkegaard

So what’s my beef this morning you ask? The whole situation with the world. On one hand, people who are much smarter than I am are so sure of everything. They just know. The more I think I know for sure, the less I know, I really know. More on that to come another time.

Jay and I had busy days yesterday and spent our entire day catching up on yard work. The grand dog was here and helped out by patrolling the area as we worked. He was dog tired by the end of the day. My hand is numb from weed whacking. We even had some surprise visitors yesterday. It was really nice! Marcia and Ray were just out driving and headed over the mountain for a visit to H. Wonder Coffee and Records for the best cup of coffee in the region and decided to stop by on their way home. It was so nice to see them and they were driving our mutual late friend Doug’s car which they had purchased and restored in his honor from his estate. What a great memory. I miss our buddy Doug. The car has never looked better and it was a beautiful day to be out in a little car like this. I’m glad they fit us in to their day. We were both so tired that when Jay asked if I wanted to go back to Ethnic Fest to get dinner, I jumped at the offer. I’m usually the one to say, “let’s just eat what we have here”, but was tired and out of ideas. It was fun. Somehow we mustered the energy to visit with friends and wait in lines for food. I’m so glad we still have events like this happening.

Well, Jay’s up chattering, the grand dog is here and we have to get ready for church so I’m glad my rainy, confused train of thought was broken. It was all about not knowing what to believe and whom.

One thing is certain, I can believe in God and I’m sticking to that. I just need an interpreter most days and our Rector is so gifted with that. Hope he sticks around for awhile. I have too many questions lately and Jay’s tired of talking about it with me.

Hammy’s the lone alpaca in the rain today. Everyone else is under shelter. In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long-or are we back to 6 feet?) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed!