October 09-A, 2022

Lower Falls 1999 Oil Paint Rendered — Canon Village, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Doing in the moment
what is called for 
by the moment
is the heroic task
in every moment.

Living attuned to the now
and alert to what's what
and what's happening
and what needs to be done
in response
is exactly what is necessary
to turn things around
and have them begin to fall into place.

We spend too much of our time
passively waiting for something
good to happen,
when the times need us to be
alert to what is being asked of us
in the here/now
moment to moment.

Living in accord with the way
is being aware of the way
and alert to what is waiting
for us to be what is needed
as only we can be,
whether anyone notices or not.


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.

2 thoughts on “October 09-A, 2022

  1. If I can say it, and you can say, “Exactly,” in response to it because you knew it was the case before I said it, why can’t everybody see it and say it? There is nothing special about you and me, seeing and saying as we do. It’s all “right there,” awaiting recognition. And there are those who would shun us or kill us for seeing and saying what they see and say is blasphemy/heresy/evil to the bone. No one could make all this up. And we make it all up every day. I wouldn’t miss this for anything!

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