The bathroom is completed out in the computer lab and school, so Karen and John are working out there more and more. John told me he installed windows yesterday, but I was shocked as we are Apple and Linux users, but he didn’t mean Microsoft Windows, he meant the kind with glass and screens. Karen is going to turn her office into an art studio now that it has windows, so if I want to see them, I will have to get better so I can walk to where they are. I’m getting there, maybe not as fast as I want, but faster than the doctor thought. My blood pressure is back to normal, my type 2 diabetes is gone (change of diet does wonders), and aside from the pain of lingering torn ligaments in my right ankle, I am just peachy. I’m upset about the all the court continuances because it is draining money that could be spent on Bibles, bicycles for evangelists, training sessions, mosquito nets—you get the picture, but there are things over which we have no control. It’s at times like these I need to remember the Serenity Prayer that Reinhold Niebuhr wrote:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
(this is all that most people know, but there is more to the prayer, not a lot, but here’s the rest—)
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
That works for me and hopefully for you as well.