(October 9, 2006)

I’ve been away from here for several days, and much has happened in my world.  One TERRIBLE thing is that I had another car accident. My second within a month! (My first, you may recall, was when I was broadsided by a bus – on the driver’s side.) This time I rear-ended someone, hit her hard! It looked like my car was a write-off, but I heard from the body shop that it may be saveable. The other car was not damaged at all. One of these days I’m going to get killed … or kill someone else. What’s wrong with me? I’m going to be very nervous to drive in the next little while.

Funny thing is, the person I hit saw my Brentwood Park church bulletin in the car and told me that she goes to New Life Community Church, the church we’re working in tandem with, providing faith-based mood disorders support. I told her that I’m a friend of Esther, one of the pastors there. And she told me that she had just come back from seeing Esther. A coincidence? …or God being there again for me? He seems to be in everything I do now-a-days. So many amazing things have been happening. You may call me a crazy religious nutcase if you want to, but really, there have been so many “coincidences” like this lately. Anyway, this lady was so wonderfully calm and helpful. It made the accident easier to bear.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in Canada. And although I smashed my car for the second time in a month, and although there are severe problems in some of my friends’ lives, there ARE a lot of things to be thankful about as well. God IS good.