February 13, 2022


Lower Antelope Canyon 03 05/18/2010 Oil Paint Rendered — Paige, Arizona
Things are the way they are because
things are the way they are.

There is no Cause and Effect in place.

Effects are the cause of unlimited effects.

Effects spill over,
pouring out over generations
and centuries.

Be careful--and savvy--about
what you do in response to everything.

The way we live has immense impact
on all that follows.

Particularly on what happens next.



Skeleton Trees of Graveyard Beach 02 12/05/2017 Oil Paint Rendered
We are here to serve and share
the boon of our original nature.
Not to do whatever we want 
until we die.

Turning the light around
shifts the question from 
"What do you want to do?"
to "What is yours to bring forth?"

And, "To whom or what do you owe fealty?"
And, "Whom or what do you serve?"

How long has it been since
you sat with those,
waiting to see what stirs to life within?

Don't tell me you have better things to do.


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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