Still Learning

Some things I have learned in the past 24 hours…

  • If our dog is bored he will chew the window sill.
  • I like dark chocolate more than I used to.
  • Mormon missionaries knock at your door ask, “Do you have any work for us to do?”
  • Gas prices are going up, again.
  • I don’t think that Melchizedek was a pre-incarnate Jesus any more.
  • I still like red beans and rice.
  • Cortisone shots work.
  • Samuel Rutherford could really write letters.
  • Two Tylenol PM taken with two melatonin pills really knocks you out.
  • I still believe in Dustin Ackley.
  • Man, it rains a lot around here.
  • I remembered why I like Stephen Lawhead novels.
  • Car insurance doesn’t go up as much as I thought it would after a ticket and accident.
  • A friend’s parent is about to die.
  • Sometimes Costco has Grape Nuts and sometimes they don’t.

What’s the point of my 24-hour log? Life is a gift from our good God. Some days are easy, and we would like them longer. Other days are hard, and we wish them shorter. But the Preacher commands both days are to be embraced and enjoyed:

Go eat your bread in joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head. Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going. (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10)

So, I am going to go home now. It’s still raining, but that’s OK. My wife loves me, and Costco had Grape Nuts today. I think I will have a bowl before bed.

Pastor Rich Hamlin
March 6, 2014


  1. Some good thoughts. I especially like the “enjoy life with the wife whom you love” part. But I’m not sure I have enough faith to believe in Ackley. But I’ll work on that and now know where I might be able to unload that autographed ball I purchased when I had more Ackley faith.

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