Friday, December 16, 2005

Well, it's been an interesting week. I heard from 2 friends from my past. Bill the old Roommate, who needs to call me if he reads this! And Jeff Garrett, who I helped move to Austin in 1987.

Both were roomates, both shared food with Ladybird. Both have really turned their lives around.

It was great to hear from.

Jeff has gone into the ministry, and I hope he is still helping homeless kids. He signed his email with a passage from Isaiah, which reminded me of my Haftorah reading from my Bar Mitzvah. Also from Isaiah:


12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;

13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.

15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.

16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

it took me a couple of years to actually understand what this meant. But basically, God is saying to man, don't be afraid of man. but remember me. Take your time, all problems will fade.

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