- As all of you know, the format for the Sunday Letter to 1st and 3rd Sundays seemed to be a good plan. But wait! A decision suggestion by SL readers seems to make sense…I listened! Now, I think it would be important to bringing back the Sunday Letter to include 2nd and 4th Sundays. These Sunday Letters will focus on ways we can all encourage and support each other. So, the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s will be the traditional Suday Letter and now the 2nd and 4th will be shorter, encouraging, and supportive.
** Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have taken a national leadership role with Habitat for Humanity. Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have been Habitat leaders and sponsors for decades, now not able to continue. Good to know Habitat will continue to be responsive with families with a need for stable housing, this good legacy continues in the best direction. Thankful for legacy of this amazing organization as it continues with new energy and love.
- Two brief updates: 1) After an enjoyable summer together our 3 Hummingbird guests have departed for Mexico. 2) Beth and I have received our RSV virus protection shots.
** A daughter responding to her mother in a Fiction read: “You only see what I can’t do…You don’t see what I can do.” All of our eye and ears…see and hear what we expect. So, it is important to be reminded to look at friends and family with fresh expectations.
- We have made a new garden bed around our front tree. We wanted to place small rocks around the garden edge and found a local rock place and to our surprise our 280 lbs of garden rocks cost $9.80. The cost of grounding seems to be so little in today’s world.
** A heading on my home page, “How to talk to your kids about Garza and Israel.” Can I get in line with the kids? This is a complex situation, the context of pro – con, yes -no is becoming less clear with each report.
- I have begun outlining writings and stories for a 2nd book. Two of the fiction writings are 4,000 and 3,500 words…much longer than in my first publication. On Friday, we return to Santa Fe to see friends and co-lead the last session of training of “Effective Nonprofit Board Membership.” So much of Santa Fe, for me, happened at and through the Santa Fe Community Foundation.
** Beth’s mother, Mary, wrote her daily thoughts in a simple spiral notebook. We found her notebook after her death. Beth and I were listed in her prayers, line 1, page1 every day. So, in your own spiritual notebook, who has your heart, caring and concern? Prayers on behalf of persons close to you or someone’s situation at your church or civic group is a true and real way of connecting, promoting emotional as well as spiritual health.
If words and thoughts of Encouragement and Support will be helpful, then I will look forward to Roy’s Sunday Letter on October 29.
Roy, more to say