As laid out, my plan has been to meet each Friday with our local Presbyterian pastor, Rev. Ken Rummer. He called me right after I posted yesterday, thinking that we should have a word of prayer on the first day, and I thought that sounded great. I was glad he was thinking of me.
Sometimes you only need twelve words to get the job done. Rummer had found an excellent prayer straight out of the 1600s, but it was a Celtic blessing he offered that really knocked my socks off:
“I on Thy path O God
Thou O God, in my steps.”
‘Nuff said. This is a journey, and Ken has started me out on the right path.
As for today, it has been good. I went to bed hungry and with a headache, and awoke this morning feeling good. The headache was still hanging on, but reduced. It’s grown a little over the course of today, but I haven’t really been all that hungry today–just noticing a little emptiness around 2 and 4 p.m.
I thought today would be worse. Just this little headache thing.
I had to go take a photo in the afternoon, and arriving back at the office, it occurred to me that I should have my afternoon snack, though honestly, I really didn’t care if I drank a beer or not just then. I did simply to get it out of the way and take advantage of its sustenance. Interestingly, that’s not the discipline I expected I would need to keep.
Peace and Pints!