January 26-A, 2023

Appalachian Trail 01 05/30/2012 Oil Paint Rendered — Roan Mountain, Carver’s Gap, Tennessee
We live best in the service of something
that is greater than we are.

We live best when we are dedicated 
to something,
owned by something,
belonging to something,
possessed by something,
with fealty to something,
with liege loyalty
and filial devotion to something...

Truth, perhaps.
Balance and Harmony,
Integrity and Sincerity,
A Noble Heart,
Kindness and Compassion,
Good Humor and A Gentle Presence...

Something that makes the world
a better place
because of your company
and demeanor. 

Whatever it is,
it is already in place
awaiting your permission
to come to life in your life
as a blessing and a grace
upon all who share your path.

It is likely winking at you
even now,
saying, "Come on! Let's go!"


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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