According to the calendar it’s still fall but when looking at the thermometer you can see winter has arrived. I’m still in my van and still loving it. It’s becoming easier to say, “I’m retired” in response to the question most people ask. But actually I’m busier than I’ve ever been doing things that fulfill me. Last week I was privileged to help house and feed a Christian band that passed through our area. The unsettled me of the past would have been green with envy and devising ways in my dreams that I could go with them as they drove away. But the me of today is content and loving the life I am living. In Psalm 16 the psalmist says, “the boundaries You’ve placed around me are pleasant.” For the first time in my life I can say that same thing, not only pleasant but make me feel loved and sheltered. The winter season of life is showing itself to be very pleasant indeed.