Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines


tailpipeHaving a break from the routine sure has been nice.  The week between Christmas and New Years offers slower paced mornings (sleeping in until 7:00), a lighter schedule (a blank Google calendar), and space for the spontaneous (“Want to go to a movie this afternoon?”)  It’s all been wonderful, but it can’t go on forever.

Today I feel like my 1973 Ford Pinto hatchback must have felt on a -11 degree morning.  Getting the old girl started took a few tries before she finally turned over.  Her gear shift felt like it was stuck in a bucket of molasses and could barely move.  She creaked and groaned and fumed a while.  After sitting idle for a few days, she needed some time to warm up.  So….

“This is the day the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

“Rejoice in the Lord always, I say it again, rejoice.”

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

“Without Me, you can do nothing.”

“Nothing is impossible with God.”

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

“God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches.”

There.  Now I’m humming.

Lord, as long as You are in the driver’s seat,

and You provide the fuel,

and You know where we’re headed,

this old girl will give it a go.

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