November 4th Week, 2022

Bass Lake Fall 05 10/05/2012 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
We live to be who we are
by living to exhibit our essential nature
and our innate virtues/character
in the things we do--
so that our life becomes the canvas
upon which we paint our masterpiece
one day at a time.

One situation at a time.

It isn't about gaining anything.
It is about being who we are.
Living to express ourselves
by the way we meet the day.

It is not what we get
or have,
or attain,
or achieve,
or accomplish...

It is who we are.

We live to know and be who we are.

Anything else is a distraction.

Forego all that!

We are to live so as to know and be who we are.



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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