One Malta view in almost 14,000 views, now, the story…

Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey

Six years ago I took a course on great locales of the Middle Ages. Malta sounded like it retained the look of that era beautifully. It was ideal for the 21st Century visitor. It also had a fascinating history I hope to see that unique place one day.

Fast forward to a few months ago. I was in a fellowship group at church studying the book of Acts. Paul had just befriended several of the Maltese. They were impressed with his survival of a serious snake bite.

During those six years or so my blog had drawn over 5000 views. The views had included every inhabited continent.

Within a few hours of studying Paul’s mission to Malta in the group, I had my one and only Maltese reader’s view, before or since. It was a blog completely unrelated to the Book of Acts.

Coincidence isn’t in my playbook. To me…

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In College

“In college, you learn how to learn. Four years is not too much time to spend at that.” Mary Oliver, the recently departed, marvelous American poet.

College? For many, for the first time lengthy, family separation is thrust at them. You find out if you are a self starter, an independent thinker, a willing soul in life’s challenges. You begin creating a resume for your life while learning how to take on life.

There is a fair chance you will meet your first love, the uncomplicated relationship. No kids. No mortgage. You likely will learn about joy and sorrow through that lovely, but perhaps, heartbreaking experience.

Is four years enough? Depends.