Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I journalled yesterday morning. "In the book about Job the troubled man of faith, chapter five commences with the Command and Question "Call now; is there anyone who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn?" Momentarily the writer asserts, "As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:"

"And with that I will begin my day, watchful through its hours for a citation of my own illustrations of God's innumerable production of great, unsearchable and marvelous things. In only three days of residency in this community I have met Pat and his gorgeous chocolate Lab with the brown nose and hazel eyes. I met Lindy and her three dogs who finds life here good but people unfriendly not realizing yet that she remained silent until I greeted her. There was Kim in #35, and Tim in #205 who said hello on our first night here. Peter and Pam live behind us and keep to themselves but he did tell me that I would like it here and it is quiet. Across the grassy median of the complex, lives retired Joe the smoker with his white poodle and his working wife Sandra and Joe parks his Audi persistently in the visitor's parking spots between our homes. Brett and Ashleigh live right beside us. Brett was barbecuing last night when we struck up our first conversation. Christine sleeps still as I write and she will rise at seven AM so we can drive together to our son Jeff's home where she and Gina's two children, Kale and Kadence require our attention as both parents go to school to teach. I will walk Kale (7) to school, and Christine will care for Kadence (4) until I return and then we three will return to our new digs. To this new life chapter with its spacial limitations we brought very little with us. We truly downsized. Two love seats, our desks and activity assets, i.e. easel and sewing machine & surger, baby grand piano and a king-size bed. Over time other necessary items will be added as we take our time to look for the ones that suit our place and taste. I prepare to officiate a wedding on the 17th, a Tuesday and Noon. As well, I will get my heart ready for preaching on the 29th, the Sunday before our new pastor comes to begin his ministry at Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church. That's all for now."

That's what I wrote at the start of the day. 

1 comment:

  1. Ron & Christine

    LOvely to read you have found a new home to be happy in. Have fun finding some new furniture to fill it.

    Maybe someday we will catch up again somewhere on our travels.

    Jane & Russ