Well–it’s November. November 2nd to be exact. I went to the Mall yesterday and heard Christmas music. But before I am forced to fast forward through the Holidays, I want to tell you a few things I learned in October.
1. Being 34 feels a lot like being 33. I had a birthday last month. It wasn’t a big deal. I’m half-way to 68 which means that I still have to work longer than I have been alive to retire. Yipppeeee!!!
2. People love nonsense. My most popular post for October consisted of nothing but the worth “blah” written over and over in different ways. Seriously. It makes me think that I shouldn’t try so hard on my posts and keep writing things that don’t make sense. Lap-top couch turtle faucet, soup buttons bacon dimes.
3. My faith needed (and continues to need) strengthening. One day while I was praying, it was as if God spoke to me audibly and said, “You believe that I can do anything, but you doubt that I will do anything. You do not doubt my power, you doubt my goodness.” This hurt, but it was a good hurt.
4. When baseball is really exciting, it is more exciting than any other sport. If you disagree with this, then you did not watch game 6 of the world series. Wow.
5. God’s grace remains sufficient. Again and again and again. Believe it and rest in it. And don’t waste it.
6. I feel less guilty eating 3 fun-size candy bars than I do eating one regular size candy bars. So, yeah–I love Halloween candy.
7. It doesn’t take much to make people smile. I already knew this, but it was reinforced again and again in October.
I learned more than this, but all good “Christian” lists end with #7.
So–what are some things you learned in October?