An old Carey Landry song went "surprise, surprise, God is a surprise, right before your eyes, it's baffling to the wise." I am finding that more in my face as I grow older. I thought that I could, with age, have more control over how I arrange time,
plan my life, settle...I guess that was the temptation to God.
For the last month of my life, all my arrangement of time has been upturned by my housemate Joan's choosing of a new puppy. I agreed - she would not have chosen her otherwise, but I had
no idea of the disruption of everything - nor of the explosion of laughter, affection and downright play that would come into our household. All necessitating my letting go of everything I had so neatly arranged before. But what surprise! I could not have
any idea of how life would change and how joyful that change would be. Oh - I had some work to do to intentionally let go of my small and structured plans - but everything gets done nonethless - just not my way and at my time. God is a surprise - right before