Stories, Poems and Other Stuff...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

I turned 40 the other day. Everyone has asked how I took it. Well, I ponyed up( i promise to never use that again), and managed to live through it. I actually didn't give it much thought until I went to bed. As I lay there thanking God, I realized how much I really have to be thankful for. Folks, I should have been dead many times over. I know that it sounds kinda cliche to say that, but I REALLY mean that. God has been most gracious to me. I am going to try and share some of the more amazing stories soon. God is too cool..Words will always fail to express how great God is, so I use the word cool. sort of like, 'God is good, ......All the time'........Oh how many times I have used that while preaching.

So I am 40. My beloved Chastity tells me I am getting crow's feet. I checked out my feet, and agree that they are ugly and sort of resemble my father's feet. As I was looking at them she asked what I was doing , so I told her. She handed me a mirror and pointed to the outside corners of my eyes and said, "Crows feet."
"Oh.."
Wisdom does not necessarily come with age. Neither does intelligence.. I am trying though.

I was listening to U2's 40. Did you know that it was taken from the Bible?!!! Ok, I did know that. I was trying to be funny.
Humor does not come with age, although , I have seen some funny old men.. I hope to be one. I think that I will resemble that old man on Benny Hill who always got patted on the head and Gollum. I will wear more clothing than Gollum..


I waited patiently for the Lord
He inclined and heard my cry
He brought me up out of the pit
Out of the miry clay


I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song


How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?
How long...how long...how long...
How long...to sing this song


He set my feet upon a rock
And made my footsteps firm
Many will see
Many will see and fear


I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song
I will sing, sing a new song


How long to sing this song?
How long to sing this song?
How long...how long...how long...
How long...to sing this song

Peace and God Bless,
Chuck

3 comments:

Mandy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Mike said...

Hey old man, always good to remember that you are 3 months older than me as I venture toward the 40 mark as well. I do hope you had a good day. I would picture you though as a very aged travelocity certain person....

Sarah Evans said...

Happy Birthday chuckee! I'm sorry you have a case of the crows feet, but look on the bright side...
as far as Shekinah is concerned you are still a person of unusually small size who is physically well-proportioned. You've got it made!