Keep It Simple

22 Aug

Last evening I rented a car for our drive to Oregon, which begins in just about
four hours, 8 a.m.  Yes, it’s 4.  I know.  That’s a bit early since there’s no rush to
leave or to arrive at our first overnight stop.  Did I mention I rented a car?

When I first sat in the driver’s seat, I thought to myself:  Oh, no.  It looks like a
commercial airline cockpit!  The attendant tried to explain the basics, but there
are no “basics”.  Only extraordinaries.  It was then that she offered me a 537 page
Owner’s Manual.  I reminded her that I didn’t need an “owner’s” manual; I’m just a borrower; can’t I have the simplified version.  She didn’t seem to think that was very funny.  Neither did I.

So I have four hours to become proficient in flying this thing to the Northwest.
Between my first and second cups of coffee, while trying to figure out the
different EV modes in relation to the Electric Vehicle System, I thought:  “I
complicate my life too much.”  I’ve even been known to complicate my faith
life more than I should.  You?

Why don’t we keep it simple?  For some questions, there are no answers.  I can’t
finally understand all that I would like to.  Just when I think I’ve connected the
dots, they move and I start all over again.  So, I propose that we keep it simple:

*I am not alone in this cosmic adventure.
*I know there is an Intelligence greater than myself.
*I will go to my grave believing that kindness and compassion are good.
*On my little grain of sand, there used to live a man named Jesus and I want to
be more like him.

Beyond that, it suddenly gets complicated.  I like simple.

I don’t like this 537 page book.  And now I have three hours left!

5 Responses to “Keep It Simple”

  1. gz August 22, 2019 at 6:42 am #

    Safe and Happy Flying to the NW

  2. Carol Munk August 22, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    Ready for the old horse and buggy am I. Drive safely.

  3. JPB August 22, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    I hope that you are on the road by now. Safe travels where ever you go.

  4. Melvin Hataway August 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    Amen Brother,

  5. elynnea August 25, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

    Love it. Sounds like me and my car. Have a great time on your trip you two. Lynne

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