As of today I am retired (again)! For those who don’t know my story, I was a high school and university teacher for 30 years (Physics and Geology, primarily). I retired in May, 2013 and 1 week later was employed again as a trainer for an oil and gas software company. That career was only 4 1/2 years long, but I just retired from it.
If you’ve been with Watchmaker’s Pulse long, you know that my plan is to begin traveling full-time in our RV celebrating and sharing God’s creation with others. That will begin as soon as possible, but we still have a stick-and-brick home to sell. We’re still in the midst of remodeling but hope that progress will increase now that I have more time to work on it.
I’ll try to get back to doing more regular updates, but for now have a very Merry Christmas!
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.