Monday, May 13, 2013

Life of a Hobo

I found this definition on-line
a hobo is an itinerant worker,
 a career which sprang up during the depression.
A hobo is more than willing to work,
but mostly for a short duration,
as their main impetus is travel,
the love of the journey above the actual destination.

This is so me right now...
I have been living the life of a hobo for almost a month now

I actually have hobo in my DNA

My Granddad was a hobo...
I had other distant relative that were as well...
sometimes "riding the rails" from town to town to find work
sometimes "hitching a ride" from place to place to find work

sleeping wherever they could
working wherever they could
not feeling tied down
enjoying the freedom of moving around

One of my main goals with this move was to "finish well"
I had several big things
and a few small things
that I have felt compelled to finish before moving on.

It has been so good to finish well.
To feel I have completed what I had started.

in the process of finishing well
I became a hobo

I packed up my belongings and sent them across the country
I kept a suitcase full of necessities with me
I gave up my bedroom
I kept my pillow with me
I gave away things
I kept only what I needed
I began sleeping on couches
moving from place to place 
loving the journey of it all

And here I am...
at my last stop of this hobo tour
spending time with my sister, brother-in-law and nephews
I will count every minute as special
I will enjoy this part of my journey

In a little over a week I will be going home

to my new home
where my best friend has been patiently waiting
for this hobo to finish her rounds.

I am so ready to be grounded again.
It has been nice
and I am pleased that my goal of finishing well was accomplished.

Only by God's grace
and the hospitality of great friends and relatives
could all of this been made possible.

Psalm 145
I will extol You, my God, O King,
And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You,
And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised,
And His greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise Your works to another,
And shall declare Your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,
And I will tell of Your greatness.
They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness
And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful;
Slow to anger and great in loving-kindness.
The Lord is good to all,
And His mercies are over all His works.
10 All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord,
And Your godly ones shall bless You.
11 They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom
And talk of Your power;
12 To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts
And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
14 The Lord sustains all who fall
And raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to You,
And You give them their food in due time.
16 You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all His ways
And kind in all His deeds.
18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also hear their cry and will save them.
20 The Lord keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.


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