Thursday, October 18, 2001

We now officially share in the anthrax paranoia here. Yesterday, while I was at a different location on retreat, they discovered a white powder on the floor of one of the bathrooms. Several employees were taken to the doctor and we'll find out later today exactly what the powder was (my guess is soap).

What struck me on retreat yesterday? Stolen blessings--like the one Jacob received from Isaac that should have gone to Esau. I'll have to spend some time figuring out why, but I think I know.

Frost is covering the ground here this morning...and we had a rank of wood delivered yesterday (some say "rick", I say "rank"). The lawn is covered with leaves even though our trees both in front and in back of the house still have very green leaves. But leaves blow where they will.