Life has been crazily busy these past few weeks.  Last week, the church I pastor, got stage lights, a new sound board, and video projection system installed.  The end product is great, and the people who installed everything were a pure delight to have around; which was non-stop for almost a week.  The week before, it was VBS; (The letters should stand for Very Busy Schedule!)

By the way, have you ever stopped to notice how obsessed we are with an overabundance of acronyms?  I ate a BLT while watching the NFL on my TV.  VHS tapes got replaced with DVDs and today probably some other acronym that has taken its place.  LOL (Oh wait, there’s another one!)  I even invented one that I think could become famous: LOS (Lots of Sarcasm); not that anyone would ever need that acronym on Facebook! LOS.  I’m sorry, but my original point has gone AWOL or MIA, but don’t call the FBI or CSI, it will BRB.  FYI, I will try and KISS, so it will not take you so long to read this post that you will need to BYOB, and hopefully, there will be no need for FAQ!  Whether you work for the NSA or are a member of AARP or a part of MADD, don’t get mad that acronyms are overtaking your life.  What is my point?  IDK!  Oh wait, I remember my point. (Here’s to hoping the point of this post is not DOA!)  What I was attempting to say is my life has been hectic lately, and on top of all that, my wife is out-of-town too!

My wife is back in Michigan for Uncle Denny’s memorial service (May he RIP).  He was an excellent example of a Godly man. He’s in heaven now with Aunt Pam, Jesus, and of course, lots of other people, and angels. I still remember the time my son, TJ said, “Poppie, will you teach me how to play the guitar.  He asked my son why he wanted to learn to play it and TJ answered, “Because I want to be a cowboy!”  I guess my son had watched too many old cowboy movies where there was singing around a campfire!  Aunt Pam (who passed away two year ago) and Uncle Denny were faithful believers in Jesus.  They followed Him with a passion!  While both of them will be greatly missed, their footsteps are still here for us to walk in!

Some people crave chocolate.  Some people desire attention.  Because life has been so filled with non-stop activity, what I really, really want ASAP is quiet!  Like the old song suggests, The Sound of Silence.  I am not sure what sound silence makes, but it looks like it would sound beautiful! (Can you see noise?  A software program I use suggested the word “looks.”  If that word makes sense, the remix of that song could be The Sight of Silence.)

Everywhere I go, there is some noise.  Even sitting at home, there is the BEEP, BEEP, BEEP of a construction vehicle backing up that can be heard in the distance, every so often.  Now there is a barking dog.  You can catch my drift.  I will not turn this into a Play-by-Play Announcer describing every noise I hear.  Though officially for the record, the refrigerator fan that just turned on is a little loud!

Just like everywhere I go, there is noise, there is something else that is true about everywhere I go.  David, in Psalm 139:7-10 (NASB) concludes: “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.”

One of these days, I might be able to find a quiet spot, but I will never find a place where God is not there.  Oh wait, I just saw a game sitting on the table and remembered, my son, TJ wants me to learn to play it.   Oh well, even though I might not be able to find a quiet corner to sit in, I can enjoy God’s presence and the company of people I love …anytime and all the time.  And that my friend, is a great thing, IMHO!