Five things that made me happy today – 5/19/20

So be alive to one another’s struggles. Stand up for one another’s rights. Leave behind all the old ways of thinking that divide us — sexism, racial prejudice, status, greed — and set the world on a different path.

President Barak Obama

1. Another day with a misty, cloudy morning, and a warm, sunny afternoon with blue sky and scattered, fluffy white clouds.

2. Bible study this morning was interesting. We looked at Acts 1:1-11, as our main text, and we compared it to the end of Luke. Remember, Acts was written by Luke and could easily be called 2nd Luke. In Luke the Ascension happened on the evening of the Resurrection. But there were a lot of stories of Jesus still being around days and even weeks later. Maybe there were at least two ascensions. In the other Gospels Jesus just suddenly appears, either in the room with the disciples, or on the lake shore, or wherever. Maybe Luke’s timeline in his Gospel was deliberately shortened. That’s definitely one of the questions I’m going to ask when I get wherever it is I’m going.

3. I may have overdone the walking yesterday because my Achilles woke me up in the middle of the night with a throbbing pain. After a couple of Tylenol, I was able to get back to sleep, but I’m taking it easy today. I got my 10,000 steps on the NuStep instead of walking up and down the hills on campus.

4. Big Al had a chef salad from the FTJ kitchen for lunch, and I had the rest of the leftover tuna fish from Friday in a sandwich.

5. The food bank in Tacoma that the church supports and Big Al works at (when he’s allowed to) made the New York Times in a really good pictorial article. Check it out.

How about you? What made you happy today?

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