Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!
Romans 8:15-17 (MSG)
Today was our last day in the big Apple...or maybe I should say, The Little Big Apple. (title of my last book.) We walked around the reservoir and the weather was perfect. It makes me wonder what kind of weather we are going to get in January. We stopped at a food cart to get falafel sandwiches before we leave. I can't find falafel anywhere like it is in NYC. Nor can I find pizza as good as New York pizza.
A homeless man asked me for $2 at the cart and I told him no but we would buy him something to eat. He ordered a cheese burger and fries. After Tommy told him to wipe his nose (yes, Tommy really did tell him that.... I was thankful) we left our new friend with his cheeseburger. We took our sandwiches down to Lincoln Center where we can sit inside to eat. This place is amazing. It's a big open place with tables and a wall filled with vegetation! How it grows there I have no idea.. I thought at first it was artificial, but it's real. Mostly greenery but a few flowers here and there. Am posting a picture.
Tomorrow we leave. I often feel like Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings when he said "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door, and if you don't keep your feet there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
I always feel like I am on an adventure and have felt that way ever since I married Tommy. Every day he has a plan. It has been this way since day one. When our boys were young, they used to get up every day and say "What are we going to do today, Daddy."
I think we should ask our heavenly Father that every day.