2020

I migrated from FaceBook to WordPress in June, 2020, so this collection is for the last six months of the year. I hope you enjoy perusing the posts!

Here’s one to get things started:

Patchwork Dogwood Panorama 04/16/2008 Oil Paint Rendered — Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
We wake up in some life
in some time
in some place
in a "Here we are, now what?"
kind of way.
How we answer that question
tells the tale.
The tale we tell with our life--
the tale our life tells through us.

Getting ourselves together 
with our life
is what our life is all about.
We take our cues for living
by living in tune with our life.

By aligning ourselves with our life.

By living in accord with the impulses,
with the current,
with the flow and movement
of our life.

Our life takes the lead.
We collaborate and assist
as its faithful companion
in the wonder of being alive.

Seeing what we look at,
listening to what we are hearing,
reading the signs
and sensing the rhythms of the times,
so that we know what's what
and what is called for
in each situation as it arises,
in order to do what is needed
when it is needed
the way it is needed
because it is needed
for nothing more than the joy 
of doing it,
and the satisfaction
of having done it,
moment by moment
all our life long
is the way that is The Way,
which we make up as we go,
and realize after we have done it
at the end of our days.

May it be so for each of us,
always and forever!

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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