Well, I dared to write about my work schedule only days ago. Odd how things work out, isn’t it?

That 11 day stretch has turned into 22 days during which I will have worked 19 shifts.

GodInControlNow my friends in Blogland will have noticed – I’m not visiting. Last night I looked and I had 162 email notices about blogging. I usually panic when it reaches 30! Sorry!

Despite the drawbacks, on one level this is great. At my age I can still work these hours and remain vertical. At another level I would like some social life back.

But God gives strength, Jesus sticks close, Paraclete encourages. In the new calendar year life will come back to an old man’s pace!

“The reason I can {still} find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind:

the Lord’s mercy.

We were not completely wiped out.

His compassion is never limited.

It is new every morning.

His faithfulness is great.

My soul can say, ‘The Lord is my lot {in life}.

That is why I find hope in him.’

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

to anyone who seeks help from him.

It is good to continue to hope and wait silently

for the Lord to save us” (Lamentations 3:21-26 God’s Word).