I had a marketing representative visit my office today and bring lunch. She was sensitive enough to call ahead and ask what my food plan would allow. I thought that was thoughtful, but I couldn’t wait for her to leave so I could eat the rest of my lunch that was waiting in my cooler (sweet potato, vegetables, etc.) That dainty little fruit cup and little turkey sandwich with nothing on it was not enough for me, and didn’t come near my calorie count for lunch.

I’m getting ready to leave bright and early in the morning for the monastic 11th Step retreat. It is, for me, a practice in submission. The Lord will provide.