On the Road Again…

12 Jun

PROVERBIALLY SPEAKING…
“Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course. Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. A man finds joy in giving an apt reply — and how good is a timely word! The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.” (Prov. 15:21-24)

This passage once again points us to follow a direction guided by wisdom. It does not imply we are incapable of making astute decisions. Rather, it reminds us of a variation of the blessing of diversity in Creation: situations considered by different people from different world views. If you’ll pardon the mixed metaphor– “thinking out of the box with fresh eyes.”

Seeking God’s wisdom as a ‘normal activity’ of life enables us to more frequently offer an “apt reply” to others, without a reactionary ‘shooting from the hip’. Wisdom leads us to a life of God’s blessings.

Jesus, help us seek wise counsel from those in our lives we respect. Help us turn away from the attitude that ‘going it alone’ is the ‘macho thing’ to do. We were created for community and companionship. Amen.

BEAUTY IS HITTING THE HIGHWAY…
to go south and visit some of our children and grandchildren. The real “task at hand” is staying with Ken & Amy’s two sprout-lings so they can enjoy an exciting ‘escape’. Gram-Mary will be in her element! If she’s very lucky, she’ll get to spend time with three of our four daughters and our son, JJ.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN in Washington
Molly & Damon (& family) are in mid-move from Green Lake (Seattle) to Gig Harbor. They are renting while their house is ‘readied’ for them. Their daughters delight in sharing (via Skype) all about the deer that daily visit their front and back yards. Unfortunately, they also visit their neighbor’s garden, and feast to their hearts’ content. Those folks are trying their third type of fence to ban the ‘beasts’.

AT CROSSED PURPOSES?
This morning, Beauty shared that she was going to have her ‘quiet time’, but first needed to get her cell phone. Hmmm.

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