Doan Courant

The semi-whenever newsletter for one of the many Doan Families.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Dear TC Students, Vol 9:

One minute later.
A few days ago I saw an amazing sunset. At least a quarter of the sky was filled with bands of gray, blue, orange, and pink. The ribbons of color were as luminescent as I had ever seen. I was awed by the beauty. I had to go inside for a few minutes. When I stepped back outside, the sunset was nearly over. Another night a few days ago I was driving home from work. The roads were icy. A car spun out in front of me. I wasn't able to stop and slammed into it. I was uninjured, and so was the driver of the other car (who drove off before the police arrived). My brand new old car, that I had purchased merely a month ago, was damaged far more than its value. I note that had I left work one minute sooner, or one minute later, I might have avoided the accident. Beauty may appear in a brief window, but so does trouble. What does that mean? Are we living in a world were coincidence and chance are the only certainty? Does a random second here or a random second there separate a life of sorrow from a life of joy? As Christians, we know, and say often enough to convince ourselves, that God is control. We know the whole "all things" schpeel. We must also know and reckon that God and chance cannot share the sceptre. Only one can reign. If it is truly God who reigns, then chance is but a chimera. All things occur at God's allowance. There is no random second here or random second there. All things occur within God's plan. Our free will fits in perfectly here, but that is for another time. How do we live in a world of God-ordained events? Simple, we live. We live each moment seeking to gain what that moment has for us. To ponder the past or fawn for the future is to miss out on what God has prepared for us right now. We can so easily miss a stunning sunset, a flowery field, and charming child moment. We can so easily miss God.
Congratulations Twin City Christian School Lady Eagle's Volleyball team on winning the state championship yet again. I am very proud of you. I am most proud to hear that you kids won the Character award. I find that fantastic. Great work girls. Congratulations Whit on winning the MVP. It is great to see you get rewarded for all your hard work. I look forward to hearing of your success at regionals. As of this post, I do not know how well the Boy's soccer team did. I will post as soon as the score posts.
Keep your heads up.
That is all.


Jess said...

Wow. I'm glad to hear you're alright.

I was privileged enough to watch both volleyball and soccer championship games. They played very well! It was a bummer that I could not stay for the entire volleyball game, because I had a volleyball double header of my own to attend, but it was exciting to be there to watch! And I want to say my congratulations to Whitney on her MVP!! woohooo!

Keep posting!
-- Jess :}

Jess said...

MR DOAN!! You haven't updated in FOREVER!! ... I didn't know you helped with the C.O.P.S. videos?! that is soo awesome. Every clip, I was laughing the entire time. It was written soo well!!

Also, I'm watching Indiana vs. LaFayette on ESPN2... and I'm listening to Dicky V!! haha. Everytime I hear him commentating, I think of you. Basketball season just isn't going to be the same, Mr. Doan...
And I see that Duke dominated over Georgia Southern... wooohooo Go Blue Devils!!!

Hope all is well,