Back home. I’ll fill you in on the details later this week.
It has been a very long day, but a good one. Of course, we have to travel through Ohio, but we got out of it as fast as possible. We didn’t speed, but we didn’t dwaddle either. I mean, the only reason to travel Ohio is to get out of Ohio.
For the first time in a long time, I really don’t have anything planned this week. You know, no ‘Gatling gunning’ the blogosphere. I have a few posts started, but nothing brought to the publishing phase just yet. I will, I suspect, write about the Walton lecture, and my trip of course. I have another giveaway this week, and who knows what else.
Well, time to relax.
A prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, through all the generations you have been our home!
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.
You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals!”
For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours.
You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning.
In the morning it blooms and flourishes, but by evening it is dry and withered.
We wither beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your fury.
You spread out our sins before you– our secret sins– and you see them all.
We live our lives beneath your wrath, ending our years with a groan.
Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away.
Who can comprehend the power of your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.
O LORD, come back to us! How long will you delay? Take pity on your servants!
Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good.
Let us, your servants, see you work again; let our children see your glory.
And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!