The Colonel

Good morning!

I took my 85 year old father to KFC for dinner the other night. The Colonel himself greeted us from the bench by the door as we entered. Well, not exactly the Colonel himself. He wasn’t live. Although he was life size. 🙂

Kind of creepy if you ask me.

But something about it made me want to sit down beside him, drape some Christmas lights around his neck and take my annual Christmas card pic.
But I didn’t. 
Just wait. There’s still time. 🙂
There are 58 days left until Christmas.

Often times I get extremely frustrated with myself because I am 56 years old and have not done anything of significance with my life.

Then I remember the Colonel.


Did you know that Colonel Sanders created the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain at the age of 66?

Even my favorite musician, Andrea Bocelli, was a late bloomer. He didn’t begin singing opera until he was 34.

And then there was Abraham. Do you remember that bible story?  He was 100 years old when Isaac was born.

I guess there’s still hope! If I look to examples such as those, I still have plenty of time to get it together and do something of significance.

God’s timing is not our timing. He created us. We are His children. He is patient with us. He never gives up on us. So don’t ever give up on Him!

I’m at a place in my life where I need to sit back and be patient regardless of my sense of urgency due to my age. Be still and know God is God.  See where He is leading me. One day at a time. Instead of wanting divine intervention to tie up all my loose ends in the time it takes to fry a chicken.

Come join me in letting God sustain us, even in our old age. Let’s be like the Colonel and just  find a vacant bench and sit a spell. God’s got it. 🙂

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Isaiah 46:4

Love and laughter,



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