We landed in London about an hour ago. It’s 4:30 pm here and I’m sitting on a lime green loveseat in the “Kids Lounge” at Heathrow. Big kids are playing Foosball while Indiana (Dylan) gathers news friends in an attempt to get some kind of tag game going on the play structure. Rebecca is sitting next to me, enjoying the moment.
We left SFO last night at 8:40 pm but not before this happened…
Ham & Swiss on White
Turkey on Roll
8 pc Sushi Tray
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken & Rice Plate
Carrot & Celery Cup With Hummus
3 Lemonade Snapple’s
1 Peach Tea Snapple
The lady ringing me up couldn’t help but utter…”So sorry sir”.
I simply said, “Don’t be sorry for me, I signed up for this!” She laughed and shook her head.
About an hour later I found myself grumpily moving from news stand to news stand in the concourse, looking for some Tums to no avail. At my fourth stop, a nice lady told me they had Pepto. I informed her that I didn’t have diarrhea and she gracefully smiled and pointed to the front of the bottle that clearly said…”Treats Heartburn”. It worked immediately and I was ready to chat, excitement rising up in me as we would be boarding in just a few minutes. I chatted it up with the guy next to me, Seni. He and his son are heading to Croatia to visit family. He owns SF Bistro Grill in Noe Valley SF. Food looks amazing.SF Bistro Grill
Flight was a pleasure. Water bottle on the seat waiting for me. Got to full altitude and got Lemonade and Sour Cream & Onion Pretzels…and a Hot Towel! 1 hour later, Korean Chicken and White Rice with Goat Cheese & Crackers, Bread & Butter and Chocolate Ganashe. Beverage service every 90 minutes or so throughout the night and then for breakfast we had Warm Cheese Filled Croissant, Fresh Cut Fruit, Blueberry Yogurt, Black Coffee and Orange Juice. I watched Logan and John Wick 2 on the touch screen built into the seat in front of me. Both good.
My body says it’s 9:30 in the morning but the clock says 5:13 pm. I wouldn’t want hell to freeze over so I guess we’ll venture out into the absolutely amazing looking food court and procure some dinner…
We ended up eating at a British Pub type place called The Bridge. I had fish & chips of coarse and it was good. Guess what’s NOT good…mashed peas. Mashed peas are not good. They taste like peas that are all mashed up. Bridge Facebook Page
Verse For Today…
James 1:5-6 (NLT)
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
It’s wise to seek wisdom, and even more wise to seek it from the king of wisdom I suppose. The warning does leave me unsettled. I’m sometimes worried that my faith isn’t in God ALONE but rather God among other “iGods”. The good news is that verse doesn’t say that God will poke us in the eye and send us to bed without dinner if our faith is divided. It simply establishes that it’s an awful way to live. I’ve spent too much time in my life feeling like a wave being tossed by the wind. My great hope is that I would grow in a singular faith in God that is complete and undivided.
I’ll check in when we arrive in South Africa.