March 26-A, 2023

Mothball Fleet 10/13/2013 Oil Paint Rendered — Swanquarter, North Carolina
We help each other 
find what we need
to do what needs to be done
in each situation as it arises
all our lives long.

It isn't about getting ahead
or having it made.
It is about having what it takes
to do what needs to be done.

The right attitude
is one if the things it takes.
Adam and Eve did not have the right attitude.
Jesus did.

Jesus was a see what needs to be done
and do it kind of guy.

Life can be a sorrowful existence
if entered with the wrong attitude.
"Oh, woe, boo-hoo," you know.

"Here I am and this is what I can do,
where shall I get started?"
Doesn't have time for sorrow and woe.

We can feel bad if we enjoy that kind of thing,
and we can look until we find something
we can do
with our original nature
and our innate virtues/traits/specialties,
and get to work.

Helping each other find what we need
to do what needs to be done
is a job that always needs doing.

Asking, "What do you need
to do what needs to be done?"
Is a good place to start.
Asking yourself
and everyone else who comes your way.


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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