December 30-B, 2022

Carolina Thread Trail 37 11/20/2016 Oil Paint Rendered — Waxhaw Access, Union County, North Carolina
What guides our boat
on its path through the sea?

Where do we turn
when we have nowhere to turn?

What do we have to do
regardless of the cost,
no matter what the price?

What feeds our soul?
What causes our little heart to sing
and our little toes to dance?
Our eyes to light up?
Our inner juices to flow?

How consciously,
deliberately,
intentionally,
willfully,
often,
do we serve
what we are here to serve?

What do we do with fealty?
Liege loyalty?
Filial devotion?

We live to do what
with our life?

Who is our Mama?
Who is our Daddy?
Who/what owns us?
Feeds us?
Guides our boat
on its path through the sea?

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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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