Folks... she was a real roller coaster this year. A lot of the “life happens” kind of stuff. I quit a soul sucking job and took some serious time off and really enjoyed myself. I did a little road trip on the bike. I played and played at the range, sometimes for a couple days at a time. Gawd, I needed that!
My Maker seems to make more sense to me as my biblical studies progress. There’s school kids that know more about God and the bible than I do. Growing up in a liberal family as I did, I always discarded the Christians as stupid rubes, and the faith as superstitious road apples. I think I shall enjoy getting into biblical archaeology and history too - I was fascinated to learn that the ancient Romans kept very accurate records. Some of them mention Jesus Christ by name and all the headaches He was causing local Roman leaders in the area. Others were about the apostles. If nothing else, we know that these guys really existed. To still hear their voices across this space of time is, by itself, is a miracle and worth the effort the faith requires - at least for me. Abandoning our faith was one of the worst mistakes we have made in western civilization. Without a foundation no real morality is possible and we are seeing that now in clown world.
I got a dirty report card from my doctor and lost some weight. More needs to come off, and I need to exercise more. My wife continues to be my rock and I love her more with each passing year. My dawgs give me someone to prattle at and love, and our home is a good one.
I think I finally might have “found myself.” My wife and I come from progressive liberal families. As anyone with eyes can see... life is really tough for those people right now. They’ve decided that truth is relative as is morality... and now most of them are very unhappy people as a result. They make those around them unhappy too. I’ve been so angry and hurt by their shenanigans and taking it personally, that letting go of old baggage ... for the longest time I couldn’t do it. At the age of 55, for the first time in my life... I truly became a master of my destiny and captain of my soul. Hard to starboard, Filthie! Against all sanity and common sense, my family has chosen their paths and I can’t follow... all I see for them is rocks and shoals. As for me... I’m looking at the horizon. All I know is that the earth is not flat, and my path is to see what lies beyond my horizons now.
Ladies and gentlemen - thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. If you haven’t found your path yet... that’s okay! Feel free to share mine until you figure yours out, if you’re so inclined. I dunno where I’m going either, but the sails are full, and we’re making good speed! 😆👍
Thanks again, and all the best to you and yours in 2020.