Thanks for starting without me (at the time of this writing there are 7 comments already posted here, and some comments posted today under yesterday's article)...
I love the fact that I can just open up a place for an article, along with the date, and you just start talking. It's kind of like the blog has a life of its own, in a sense, which, to me, is a sign of its health.
Also, I know that there are many texts and calls and e-mails that I haven't returned yet...please be patient...there are only so many hours in the day. When I got in last night, I spent some time responding to comments under June 14 and 16. You may want to check out the dialogue at the end of each day's writings to see where in cyberspace I've been.
No doubt I have overused the word "process" lately, but I don't know of a better word to describe what I'm having to do right now. Since the week of my birthday, the pace in my life hasn't slowed down a bit, and while I'm not in any way complaining about it, it does take some getting used to...
"Yes indeed, it won't be long now." God's Decree. "Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won't be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills."
(Amos 9:13 - The Message)
Let me put it this way...if you throw a party and you are really having a good time at the party...so good, in fact, that your head begins to "swim", and you need to go lay down...it's nice to know that the friends you have invited will keep the party going while you get it together, and will not trash the place, and will even clean up a little before they leave.
I didn't write anything yesterday (except on the comments pages), and I may not tomorrow, so I thank you all for being my friends and allowing me to be quiet and "process" all that is going on in my life right now...all the fun that I've been having at the party...
Make yourself at home.
And don't forget to turn out the lights before you go.