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Dear Son

Which question do you say yes to?

High school track at dawn
100 meter repeats in the dark, except for Coach’s golf cart headlights.

 

High school track at dawn
Almost 7am.

 

High school track at dawn
They come prepared to shower and dress for school.

 

  1. Do you plan for the first things in the morning the night before?
  2. Do you plan for the first things after you awake?
  3. Do you plan for the first things after you’ve arrived at work?

All of us probably start at the third question and then have the opportunity to climb the ladder to the second question and then the first.

We also have the prerogative to stay at question three or question two.

 

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Please don't tell me

Prayer isn’t intended to protect us from bad things

Dog at sea wall
Pretty sure that’s a Dog’s prayer position.

 

What we pray for and what we get are usually pretty close.

When we only pray after something bad has happened we generally get the equivalent to what we get in the aftermath of a hurricane or flood if we didn’t heed the warnings and prepare in advance.

Pray isn’t intended to protect us from bad things.

Prayer is intended to assist us in coping with the inevitable.

Get it?

Inevitable.

It is in our response that we thrive or survive.

Think about it.

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Misinterpret

Is it conceited or devilish to say you are ready and can relax?

farmer stuff?
Farmers know after the hard work is done, rest is the reward.

 

Last night the same thought played like a broken record, “Not enough time for Church in the morning, too much to do.”

Three days away from Christmas.

How can we not go?

How is it even possible to contemplate?

Holiday stress?

Or a feeling of decent compromise because the hay is already in the barn?

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Live like you mean it

Why is this one question so difficult to answer?

School holiday closing notice
Yes, enjoy your break, whatever that means to you

 

When?

Walt Disney’s Three Little Pigs cartoon reminds the audience that there is a time and a season. The Byrds sang about it in the 1960’s.

The big question?

When?

Why is this one question so difficult to answer?

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How Can You Tell?

Rainy Day Christian?

The Devil Makes Us Think The Weather's Fine
The Devil Makes Us Think The Weather's Fine

It’s such a cliche: When it rains, it pours.

It’s timeless wisdom: The best time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

I think it’s clear, we know deep down inside if we’re a rainy day Christian or not.

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