February, 2022

This is a place-holder page for the month of February, 2022

Beech Woods 12 11/10/2021 Oil Paint Rendered — 22-acre Woods, Indian Land, South Carolina
We decide how we are going to live our life,
and everything falls into place around that.

It would make a difference if we put some thought into it,
and made a conscious decision in light of 
what we determine to be what is worth living for
and what is not.

And then put everything into living in its service
until our mind changes about its value,
and then decide what is worth living for at that point,
repeating the process throughout our lifetime,
being careful to not take anyone else's word for 
what is worth our life,
but inquiring of everyone you know and meet
how they decide what is important enough 
to be worthy of their life,
and to describe the ways their life serves
what they declare to be important
and exhibits their service to it.

This is the kind of conversation
that occurs entirely too rarely
over the course of human existence on this planet.


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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