July 20-C, 2022

Mountain Ash Berries 10/25/2013 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell, North Carolina
How do we spend our time?
How do we decide what to do?
I recommend the practice
of living out of the emptiness,
and silence.
And finding our guidance and direction
from the things that come to us,
in the silence
to evoke us into acting
in the field of action.

And, allowing one thing to lead to another
as appropriate,
like following the bread crumbs
from one here/now
to the next.

This is spiritual direction
from living in accord with the flow
of our life,
moment by moment.

And is the foundation 
of the adventure of being alive.


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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