Thursday, January 01, 2009

a blessed new year to all!

I wish and pray a blessed new year to all, and to anyone who reads these words. It is a day at least in our nation that is a holiday, probably many getting over their hangovers. And a day to watch parades, like the Rose Bowl Parade and to catch a football game or two. Deb and I ushered in the new year playing Scrabble and listening to Bach and Handel on the piano (nice to have them here through the wonderful playing of Murray Perahia, on CD). We look forward to getting the Super Scrabble Deluxe Edition (with "Christmas money" largely). Probably the game Deb and I like to play together the most.

We had a wonderful visit to my folks in Ohio. And they loved our granddaughter Morgan. Yet no matter how well things go, I'm reminded again and again how in this fallen world we must proceed on in Jesus, seeking to follow our Lord daily in the resurrection life which is both our call and reality in Jesus. But it's nice to be able to kick back and relax some. I hope to be reading while I root for Michigan State and Penn State (my Buckeyes play on Monday, I think). And hopefully during that time Deb and I will get in another game or two of Scrabble.

I continue to enjoy The Bible Experience. It really is growing on me, and I'm going through the Bible again now, working through it daily, through that recording. We need to be in the word and let God in Jesus impact us in our lives, with each other and for the world.

Again, to all, a most blessed and joyous new year! May the Lord more and more have his rightful place in our lives as we then find our place and role to play in the ongoing Story.


L.L. Barkat said...

And a blessed New Year to you too. Scrabble. Sounds like a great way to ring in the new year! : )

The Wingnut said...

Audio Bibles must be making the rounds, my wife and I just picked one up with some of our Christmas money.

And a word of warning: Once you go Super Scrabble, you'll never go back. You might as well give away your regular scrabble board!


Ted M. Gossard said...

It most surely was. Plenty of fun for both of us.

Blessed new year to you and yours!

Ted M. Gossard said...

The Wingnut,

I've used audio Bibles most of my Christian life. Deb grew tired of them, and besides I was at times off in not letting her interrupt them. I was missing the point along the way.

But Deb really likes this one, and it is well done, dramatized quite well so it gives you a sense of story within Scripture. I really like it.

Yes, we look forward to getting our new Scrabble. We did get the normal big one from Schuler's but decided to take it back because the one that holds the tiles in and spins around, it sounds like it's definitely worth the extra cost. Especially if you are Scrabble buffs, which I'd say we are.

Anonymous said...

nice note.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Thanks Nancy. And a blessed new year to you and yours as well!