I can finally think straight.
The week didn’t start off so well for me.
Early Monday morning, I found myself hunched over the toilet bowl, seeing and smelling the things I had consumed on Sunday. It wasn’t a pretty sight. Nor smell.
Food poisoning? The stomach flu? I have no idea.
I spent most of Monday in bed. Sleeping. Sweating. Trying to not die. Hoping I cancelled all the meetings I had scheduled for that day and not leave anyone hanging.
On Tuesday, I woke up feeling better. Figured, I’ll head out to the two meetings I had that day and then go vote.
I think that was a mistake. I should’ve stayed home.
After the meeting, I felt taxed and tired. Thankfully, there were no lines at the polling center, so voting took about 10 minutes.
I tried to stay up to see both the concession speech and the victory speech, but couldn’t hang on.
This morning, for the first time this week, I woke up with the ability to think. And breathe. I’m still sore. I have no idea why. And I don’t know how I’ll progress throughout the day. But the day started out well.
First, I got up really early. On my own.
Got a little reading done (the new Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne book) while listening to a bit of Avett Brothers.
I think I need to take it slow today, and the rest of the week.
My wife’s been on me the past few days about the pace I’ve set for myself.
I didn’t know I set a pace, let alone being a fast one. But she has insights that I can’t see. I’m too involved in my world to notice things like that. But I know from past experiences, I’ve always felt like I was in a race with someone or something. Funny enough, I remember thinking recently that I wasn’t moving fast enough.
But this is one of those times where I know that I need to listen to my wife.
Hopefully, by tomorrow, I’ll be back to normal. Eating again. Laughing again.
It’s Wednesday and the Presidential Election in America is over.
My friend Lisa in Oregon just reminded me, though, that there’s a law that says all Christian bloggers have to write one of the following two posts the day after an election:
1. If your candidate lost, you have to write:
God is sovereign and will provide. He is still in control. Everything is going to be all right.
2. If your candidate won, you have to write:
God is good and has provided. He is still in control. Everything is going to be all right.
Since both those things are true about God, and Wednesday will be a pretty busy day, I thought I would get my mandatory Christian blogger post-election entry out of the way.
God is sovereign. God is good. He will provide, and He has provided. Everything is going to be all right.