AH, A GOOD FRIDAY…

It’s nearly three o’clock in the afternoon and I’m still in my PJ’s. Even though I am not getting paid for this day off, I am really enjoying myself. I’m reading an assortment of things, blogs, my Artist’s Way book (if I could ever just get my morning pages done, maybe this writer’s block would go away), and I’m catching up on correspondence — the old fashioned kind — you know, the kind that involves ink, paper, stamps and envelopes. Writing letters to people over 90 is rewarding. My Great Aunt is now 95. She offers such a great perspective on life, and though her daugher has to write her letters for her now, I get great encouragement from her. She was one of the first Christians on my mom’s side of the family. She was also one of the first rebels of the faith I ever knew. She and my grandmother (her sister) were a riot when they were in their 20’s. I love reminiscing with her though she’s in Indiana and I’m in Texas. Yes, I will have to blog about Aunt Edna soon.

Jene’ and I are going out for some TexMex food tonight. Chuy’s… yum. I have the world’s most frugal and generous roommate (she buys me dinner frequently). She gets the most bang for her buck on all of her big purchases (the most recent being a printer) and she saves up the money in advance. I admire her patience and commitment to staying out of debt. My debt has been a shackle to me as I have tried to serve God (and compared to most people, I am way below the average with the amount of my debt). It’s hard to work for struggling ministries when you have bills. I encourage everyone I can (especially the college students I have the joy to know at church) to avoid credit cards and debt at all costs. They are free to leave all they know behind and go to China, Belize, the Sudan — anywhere — because they are not tied to paying bills like I am. Someday, I will get back to that point. Meanwhile, I work, I keep trying to finish that novel, and I blog.

On a good note, I am working every day next week, but I should be finished with the one job by then. Then, back to the drawing board. I am grateful, though, for God’s provision thus far. After all, I’ve been gainfully semi-unemployed (see definition on April 8th) for three years now and I’ve yet to starve or be homeless.

I must get some writing done before I go to Chuy’s… so I will blog later. Have a good weekend, and remember the reason we all had the day off today.

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