August 05-E, 2022

Sunflower Garden 08/03/2022 Oil Paint Rendered — Nursery Photos, Lowes Garden Center, Indian Land, South Carolina
How often, 
and at what point,
does your personal gain
factor into your choices and decisions?

That is where we step into 
the story of Adam and Eve
in the Garden of Eden
and where we go from there,
what we do then, 
tells the tale.

Where we go from there,
and what we do then
has been the subject
of every sermon I ever preached,
and of everything I have ever written.
I have a WordPress site that houses
everything I have ever written,
for your browsing convenience,
and you don't have to have a WordPress
membership to access it,
but you do have to be driven 
by a hunger to know what's what
and already be searching for it everywhere.
You are looking for what clicks with you,
evoking something within you,
that recognizes "IT" when you see it.

We all live in the service of 
inklings and nudges,
pushes and shoves,
that we do not control
or understand.

Our place is to place ourselves
in their service
and do what we are told
when, where and how--
without having to know why.



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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