October 31-A, 2022

Sunrise in the Smokies 11/02/2005 Oil Paint Rendered — The Road to Clingman’s Dome Parking Lot, Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Cherokee, North Carolina
There is what we do to pay the bills,
and there is what we pay the bills to do.

What do you pay the bills to do?
What do you live to do?
Doing what is life itself for you?

Spending your money in the right ways
is important,
and spending your time in the right ways
is more important.

Spending money cannot off-set
time poorly spent.

If you are not spending enough time
in the service of what you love to do--
in doing the things
that make your little heart sing
and your little toes dance--
you are an enemy
of your own soul and spirit,
and it is time you repented
and redeemed yourself
by doing the things you were born to do
throughout the time left for living.

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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