Friday, August 23, 2013

Perfect Storm?

After two weeks of school, working out five days a week, coordinating transportation, trying to maintain a reasonable diet, I can say that I'm rather tired.  But I've lost 15 pounds, got through an automobile crisis, managed to get everyone where they needed to be, and have taken five quizzes, scoring A's on all of them.

Right now, my life can be best described as a fishing boat, fighting through a storm, getting over one huge wave with an even bigger one coming up on the horizon.

I don't know much about fishing, but I would imagine that the captain of that boat would breathe a sigh of relief after getting over that wave, take a quick break to get his senses together and to pray that whatever it is that he needs to get over the next wave at that moment in time is there when he needs it...

Times like this cause me to reflect on the words of a song that I first heard a long time ago...

The anchor holds, though the ship is battered
The anchor holds, though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees, as I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds, In spite of the storm

And it's in these moments that my Anchor holds...

Go me...



  1. Loved it, John, and great work on the weight loss and the As!

  2. Always enjoy your blog, John. You're brilliant with words. We are rooting for you! Congrat's on the 15 pounds. You have a lot to offer this world and we are excited to read your blog a year from now. We can only imagine how many lives will be affected and changed by your life having been changed. Praying for you success. Dave and Reg :)

  3. Congrats on chasing the storm and encouraging others to do the same! Prayers

  4. Oh YAY - I'm now all caught up on your life! :-) Saw a link to your blog - and some mention of school - and figured I'd go snooping around til I figured out what all you're up to. Found it! Wowzers! Really great! (And it's just so much fun to sit here and scroll through your blog - even after I've read it.... just scrolling through real fast to watch your smilin' face race up and down the sides of the page ;-)..... ("ohhhhhhkayyyyyyy,wow. She's got too much time on her hands....") Go YOU! :-) ~Lori