He knew biscuits and gravy were waiting, along with hot coffee. And by the sound of the meat sizzling in the cast iron skillet, he could guess that steak was on the menu as well.”
Sorry to keep yuh waitin’ pard; sure glad yuh didn’t ride off. Bein’ the last Saturday of the year; well, I was a lazy bum this mornin’. Coffee’s ready though so come in an’ I’ll get you a cup. Hard to believe that only two days are left in the year. I was thinkin’ of that poem that ol’ Bobby Burns wrote and was made into song as I made the coffee this mornin’. Hang on an’ I’ll let her fly, “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and ne’er brought to mind?”
What? I don’t sound like a nightingale? Come on, pard, I don’t sound like a screech owl.
But anyway, ol’ pard, the year has gone by and there’s not a thing that can’t be done ’bout the days past. Sure, sure, there still may be consequences left over from decisions and the storms may have left devastation in its wake, but the best we can do about 2017 is reflect and learn from it. Don’t spend your time tryin’ to live those days again. I’ve made some good strong coffee this mornin’ and we can take a few minutes to say goodbye to 2017.
Now, yeehaw, bring it on, Powder River, let ‘er buck–2018 is only a few hours away. What the year holds, only the Lord knows. Be ready, be prepared, make sure your gun is oiled and handy, and get into your Bible! The days are drawin’ nigh for the Lord’s return. One thing we really need to do is make sure we “redeem the time for the days are evil.” Don’t be wastin’ yourself away, be goin’ forward in the direction the Lord has for you.
Here’s a verse for the year, one of my favorites and one I put in my books, “The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.” (Proverbs 4:18, NLT) The Lord will be right there beside us through each day of 2018.
One more thing to make the New Year brighter and safer–make sure you always check your cinch.