July 25-C, 2022

Skeleton Trees of Hunting Island 09 05/01/2014 B&W Oil Paint Rendered — Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
Our choices determine,
or strongly influence,
our choices.

In any situation,
we are where we are
by virtue of the choice we made
to lead to this point.

We can't keep making
the same choices 
and have a different life.

What are the themes 
running through our choosing?

In what ways are we predictable?

In what situations
are we likely to do what?

In what situations do we make 
the same choices time after time?

In order to change things,
we start with our choices.

From the movies we watch,
to the things we eat,
to the books we read,
to the places we go,
to the people we admire,
to the activities we engage in...

Different choices
call for different ways of living.
When we find ways that click for us,
we have found a different way of life,
by living differently.


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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