|Apr 27, 2017||Twinkle and a Wink|
|Apr 26, 2017||Terrifying Beauty|
|Apr 25, 2017||River Seeds|
|Apr 24, 2017||Turtles and Apple|
|Apr 23, 2017||Ink Me on Your Palm|
|Apr 22, 2017||Useful|
|Apr 21, 2017||A Prayer for the Warrior|
|Apr 20, 2017||Not Good|
|Apr 18, 2017||Neither, Nor|
|Apr 17, 2017||Hot, Hot, Hot|
|Apr 16, 2017||The Light is Real: Easter|
|Apr 15, 2017||Pebble Minded|
|Apr 14, 2017||A Child Leads Them|
|Apr 13, 2017||Banned by the Church|
|Apr 12, 2017||Fred|
|Apr 11, 2017||Keep Moving to the Center|
|Apr 10, 2017||Sunbeam|
|Apr 9, 2017||1 Corinthians 13|
|Apr 8, 2017||Daughter Gone|
|Apr 7, 2017||Eat, My Coat, Eat|
|Apr 6, 2017||Comic God|
|Apr 5, 2017||Old Town Canoe|
|Apr 4, 2017||Turning a Furry Cheek|
|Apr 3, 2017||My Ship's Coming|
|Apr 2, 2017||Blame Game|
|Apr 1, 2017||Preble Street|
Title: My Ship's Coming
Date: April 03, 2017
A man appeared on a pier one day and sat down with his legs dangling over the side as he stared out to sea.
“He looks like he’s waiting for something,” mumbled the old captain as she sat repairing her nets.
The man showed up every morning and sat, each time dangling his legs over the sea until nightfall, always staring out at the horizon. The old captain noticed the stranger was growing thinner day by day.
“Are you waiting for something?” she asked.
“For my ship to come in,” the man replied.
“Your ship?” the captain asked?
“It will be when it gets here,” the man replied.
A week later the captain asked, “Are you hungry?”
“A bit, but my ship will come in soon.”
Soon the man was nearly thin enough to slip through the captain’s fishing nets.
That day the man asked her, “Will you give me some food and I’ll reward you when my ship comes in?”
“No, sir,” said the captain, “but I’ll give you work fishing on my boat. If you work hard enough, eventually you can earn enough money to buy my boat from me.”
“Why do I need a boat?” asked the man.
“So instead wasting your time sitting here, you can get out there and meet that ship of yours halfway.”
“No, ma’am,” replied the stranger, “if I’m working I might miss my ship.”
Let’s Pray: Dear God, bless me with the virtue of diligence that I may be industrious and work to meet my coming ship. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: The lazy person wants but never gets.*
*Proverbs 13:4, modified from the KJV “The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.”