Worship and Wandering

Day 78 in my pilgrimage to the land of the Princesses and my buddy Mickey

My plan for today was to go and give thanks and praise to the God who chose me.  The God who chooses and loves us all.  It is Reformation Sunday, the day when I really feel my Lutheranism.  Mike and I were asked to sing at the offering today.  We sang Paul Baloche’s “Mighty Fortress.”  It is a wonderful new take on a treasured hymn.  The Holy Spirit showed up, as he promises he will, and the song and the service were a blessing to us.

There were six Finnish cousins in church today, cousins who live in Finland.  Not my cousins, and not Mike’s cousins.  One of our parishioners who grew up in the U.P., her name is Carole, they were her cousins.  So Mike and I got to chit chat and use our paltry Finnish language today.  It was a treat.  (A good change–instead of avoiding new and interesting people, I embraced them today.)

Then we attended the Knollwood FireDepartment’s pancake breakfast.  Usually I would get 4 pancakes, 4 pieces of sausage, 2 cartons of chocolate milk, coffee and dessert.  (cupcakes)  Today I had 2 pancakes with sugar-free syrup, 2 sausage patties and a cup of coffee,  It was delicious and it was enough.  I made the best choices available to me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast.

So…mission accomplished.  I am thankful for forgiveness, and for changes and for a God who loves me and wants what is best for me.  He is ever faithful, and he holds each of us as precious.  Blessed be the name of the Lord!


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