Saturday, August 30, 2008

Everyone says you need to have web presence -- and the easiest way to create one is to start a blog. Never mind that no one tells you how to get traffic, or how to keep the writing muse popping up daily.

This is my second attempt at trying to write blog. The first one aborted quickly. Three posts, I think, and it disappeared into the hinterlands of cyberspace.

The topics for this blog will include family, writing, editing, encouraging, spiritual growth, and anything else that flits across my mind.

Just when I think I have all my ducks in a row, someone rolls a bowling ball among them, and they go squawking and gaggling all over the place.

Today, for instance, I was going to have three friends over for coffee. I invited the first, and she accepted readily. The second said she'd try to make it, but could only stay a few minutes - which defeats the purpose of having a real girls gabfest. And I never did get hold of the third, leaving messages on her answering machine.

So this morning, the first friend called. She had an appointment for later in the day, and they called and asked her to come earlier. When I advised the second friend of this, she said, "Lets do it another time."

So much for coffee.

But then friend number three arrived - thirty minutes later than the appointed hours. She had assumed we were meeting elsewhere, not my house. The two of us visited for an hour and a half. It was a very good hour. Call it a serendipity - unless you believe, as I do, in divine appointments.

Whatever plans we make need to be sketched in sand, not graven in granite.

Or as my grandmother used to say: "Man proposes, and God disposes."

Grace and peace be yours today.