May 25, 2022

Jim Dollar's Photography and Philosophy


Angel Oak 06 11/04/2013 Oil Paint Rendered — Angel Oak Park, Johns Island, South Carolina

We are here to make the best of it. To bring our best forth to meet it-- to meet what meets us in each situation as it arises, without caring what our chances are. How we meet the moment is the only thing that matters. If the moment walks all over us and leaves us flattened like some cartoon coyote steam-rolled on a desert highway, we have to pop back into shape and get ready for the next moment. Don't be afraid. Don't even hesitate. Just walk right into the moment, moment after moment, and give it your best, again. Treat every moment seriously without taking it serious. We give our best to the occasion at hand, and give our best to the next occasion, and all the ones after that, without worrying one…

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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.

2 thoughts on “May 25, 2022

  1. As usual, Jim, thank you for these daily inspirational words. Lora, Kitty and I so enjoy reading and dialoguing about them when we gather. But who is that in the picture? What happened to Jim dollar and his facial hair?

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    1. Hi Gratia, All of you are family to me! And I delight in your company, both actual and virtual! The facial hair had lived out its time, and I woke up to that one day pre-pandemic, and that was that. Knowing what needs to be done can’t be understood or explained, just done, and my dentist is glad to not have to deal with my beard when he’s doing implants and taking care of other issues, and I don’t miss it at all. Virtual hugs around the circle! — Jim


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