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Grandpa Day

For all of you who check in to this blog regularly—thank you. Today, however, I am concentrating on being the best grandpa I can as I take four grandsons to Legoland. So I hope you will pray for my stamina and come back tomorrow for something somewhat more substantive. May this day be a blessing for you as well.

I’ll Be Back in 2013

I’ve decided to take a break for the next week. It doesn’t mean I won’t be pondering; it just means I won’t be sharing what I’m pondering. Please come back in the New Year. May God surprise you with blessings until then.

Thanksgiving Break

No, the title of my post today doesn’t mean I’m taking a break from being thankful. I will be quite thankful this week as I spend time with my extended family. But I am going to take a break from the blog for this week. I’ll be back next Monday. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and may you recognize the Source of all that for which you are thankful.

I Shall Return

I’ll be absent from my blog for the next few days as I drive my wife back to Florida after surgery in New Orleans. All went well. A special thanks to all who prayed. I promise I shall return.

In the meantime, if you missed any recent postings, here’s your chance to catch up. I posted yesterday’s so late I’m not sure as many people as usual caught it. It’s about journalistic integrity, or the lack thereof, surrounding the Aurora shootings.

Thank You

I would like to thank all of the readers of this blog who offered up prayer for my wife, Jan, for her surgery last Thursday. She is now home and recuperating. It will be a painful recovery for quite a while, and the cancer treatments of one type or another will continue until next June. Yet it feels good to have this part of the journey behind us; we now look ahead to what awaits as we continue to hope for a cancer-free life.

My plan is to start blogging again tomorrow. A lot has happened in the past few days in the political world, and I would like to add whatever thoughts I can to help us sort out the wheat from the chaff.

Difficult Journey

Tomorrow, my wife, Jan, goes in for breast cancer surgery. It’s been a long and difficult journey thus far, and will continue well into next summer. Her chemo treatments are now finished, but after surgery, radiation awaits. I’m going to be taking a short vacation from blogging over the next few days. I’ll return again sometime next week. In the meantime, those of you who pray can focus those prayers on the doctors’ skills, no complications, and a rapid recovery. Our lives are His; we are in His hands. We are not those who have no hope because our hope is in Christ, who provided the bridge into God’s presence. He is our comfort and our ever-present help.

Time Off

I’ve been faithfully offering a commentary on a daily basis now for more than two years—without a break. Well, I’m now going to take that break. I’m going to take a few days off, but I do promise to be back sometime next week. Keep checking. Oh, and thanks for being a reader of this blog, whether you do so each day or if you just pass by once in a while.

If you’re one of those daily readers and you fear you might suffer withdrawal due to the absence of new commentary, you can always go into the archives. Just choose months and/or days on the calendar or one of the categories listed. There’s plenty there to fill the gap, and you might find some choice tidbits or perspectives from some of those earlier days you may have missed.

See you soon.