Couldn't think of a good reason not to do a short post. After all, this is the 4 month anniversary of the blog that I started. The long absence will go basically without comment.
The newest things around here include a heightened awareness of the importance of serving my brothers and sisters in People of Praise. In a conversation at the recently concluded Company convention Nick mentioned realizing in prayer that serving the body of Christ was a way that he could serve the Lord. I took a note on that and forgot about it until my prayer time today when the Lord suggested that I serve others as a way of serving him. I think we're on to something here...
My money-making work continues to surprise me. I've interviewed for my bosses job over the weekend and hope to hear the result of that interview within the next week. Wild.
Joan, Brian, Cathy and I went shopping for emergency supplies for the household. In compliance with PoP suggestions regarding disaster preparedness we're packing away enough stuff to keep us alive for a week in case we suddenly become cut off from all grids and infrastructure. We're not done yet but major progress has been made.
By the way, if you ever get a chance, Szala's on Archer Ave in Chicago, just a half mile away from Midway airport, is a nice place. It has the taste and spirit of Europe, primarily Poland, and includes some pita bread with lard and cheese as an essential appetizer. Pope John Paul II, I kid you not, penned a letter to the proprietor of this fine establishment and gave it his blessing. As if authentic pierogi was not a good enough reason to go already!