I met David a really long time ago. Neither of us were cool bloggers back then…but now, one of us is. And I don’t think it’s me.
Check out his post, Family. I’m reading Barry Danylak’s book Redeeming Singleness at present and I heartily recommend it to everyone.
One of my favorite hymns of all time has part of its root in Psalm 71:17-18:
17O God, from my youth you have taught me,
and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
18So even to old age and gray hairs,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might to another generation,
your power to all those to come.
19Your righteousness, O God,
reaches the high heavens.
You who have done great things,
O God, who is like you?
The hymn is “How Firm a Foundation.” The sixth verse reads:
Even down to old age all my people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn
Like lambs they shall still to my bosom be borne.
Thanksgiving is always an interesting holiday for me. This year, I graduated to “adult” status at the dinner in Elwood, IN, because the coordinator asked me to pray before the meal started.