April 01-A, 2023

Baxter Creek Bridge 01 11/02/2008 — Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Big Creek District, Waterville, North Carolina
We know when the cobber is done
and when it is over-done
and when it is not done.

We know when we are on the beam
and when we are off it.

We know when our heart is in
what we are doing,
and when it is not.

We have all it takes to find the paths
with our name on them
and forsake all others.

What. Makes. That. So. Hard?

We have a better idea.

Adam and Eve had a better idea.

And here we are.
Refusing to put 2 and 2 together,
connect the dots,
see what we are looking at/
dealing with,
and do what needs to be done about it.

It isn't that we cannot do it.
It is that we don't want to do it.

And that's the kink in the hose.


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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