2021-C

This is the parent page of all of my posts made during the third quarter of 2021. May they speak to you of things you need most to hear, and transform your life in ways that serve your life in the deepest, truest and best sense of the term, now and forever!

Black Bayou 11 11/02/2015 Oil Paint Rendered — Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, Louisiana
Our work is being who we are,
how we are,
where we are,
when we are
with mercy, grace, kindness, compassion
and all of the gifts/daemon/shtick/virtues/genius/etc.
that came with us from the womb,
within the conditions and circumstances
of our life
in the time left for living.

There is nothing in this
about being wealthy beyond measure,
kicking back
and having it made.

We get up each day
and serve who we are,
bringing forth our original nature,
within the time and place,
the here and now,
of our living,
and do it again the next day,
and all the days following,
and let that be that.

If you think there should be more to it 
than that,
or that you can do better than that,
you haven't spent much, if any, 
time doing it
to experience the joy of doing it,
and the satisfaction of having done it.

And you have the time left for living
to work it all out.

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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