I’m currently on-track to drive just a little over 300 miles this month for the 3RD month in a row. That’s an improvement over April and May (during the peak of the pandemic) when I drove a mere 120 miles and 173 miles respectively. The anomaly months since the pandemic began were June and July when I drove 1,175 miles and 1,227 miles respectively. (Of course I also drove to and from South Alabama while on vacation.)
I’ll finish 2020 with less than 6,500 miles driven – well below my 2015 to 2019 annual average of over 10,200 miles.
I hope to get back to driving in a more normal year in 2021 with a few fun road-trips in the mix. I may also drive almost 3,000 miles to and from North Texas next November. I usually do so every 2 to 3 years, and I last did so last year.
And now for a different type of miles – my walking miles as per my Fitbit. In 2019 I averaged 17.27 miles per week. In 2020 I’m down to an average of 14.95 miles per week. I need to get more exercise in by walking more. I also need for it to cool down a bit here in South Florida. We typically drop into the 60s (20°C and below) in the morning for the first time in 5+ months in late-October / early-November once our 7-month dry season becomes fully entrenched. Once we start feeling the 60s I can get out early in the morning and walk around my neighborhood or drive down to the city park and walk laps around the asphalt track.
It’s all about moving from here to there whether it’s on 4 wheels or 2 feet. It’s all about the miles.
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Last Sunday just before our service began my Pastor asked myself and our Praise & Worship Leader who was going to preach next Sunday because he wanted to take a break. I pointed at our Praise & Worship Leader, and he pointed back at me. Our Praise & Worship Leader works as a Manager at a big casualty insurance company, and as a result of Hurricane Delta in Louisiana and Texas he’s quite busy right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to my brothers and sisters on the upper Gulf Coast. I pray for comfort, resources, and restoration for the region.
I’ll be preaching a full sermon this morning to my church family at Living Waters here in Homestead Florida. It’s a sermon that I just finished writing earlier this week, so it’s fresh on my mind. I’ll be leading a verse-by-verse teaching of the shortest book in the Bible – the 2ND Letter of John.
Here are the first 3 verses:
This letter is from John – the elder. I am writing to the chosen lady and to her children – whom I love in the truth – as does everyone else who knows the truth – because the truth lives in us and will be with us forever. Grace, mercy, and peace – which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ – the Son of the Father – will continue to be with us who live in truth and love.
This sermon marks the start of my 5TH year of preaching at my current church. I am humbled and grateful for the weekly opportunities that I am blessed with to share my testimony and proclaim God’s greatness in front of my church family, and also preach about the God I know and love.