Living in The Time of Now: (Click for Audio) When I was learning archery from a local shop in Texas, the teacher realized how much trouble I was having with hitting the bulls eye. He would whisper in my ear as I was preparing to let fly my next arrow: “Focus on the target. Let…
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” ~Albert Einstein
Advice asked for, advice received, does not mean advice followed.
n other words, according to Moltke’s main thesis, “…military strategy had to be understood as a system of options since it was only possible to plan the beginning of a military operation. As a result, he considered the main task of military leaders to consist in the extensive preparation of all possible outcomes.
In a far different century and culture, Solomon teaches us there is a way to train and raise a child.
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV)
Have you ever heard yourself talk? Try it. Turn that smart phone recorder on, and simply read a page of some favored reading material. Scripture. News. Book. It doesn’t matter. Read, and listen, and report back. Go ahead. I’m waiting…
I’m just saying, I’m thinking about how our Sunset Years are not a fanciful place to look forward to…but I know that they will come, and I want to be prepared. Even if the preparation is never fully realized, I never want it to be said, “He never gave thought to his waning years.”
It was 10 years ago today that my favorite daughter married her favorite, and only, true love, Mat. Elizabeth changed her last name from one position of the alphabet, to another.
In the middle of it all, life will challenge you with distractions. Some are necessary (health, finances, family, etc.), and some will come out of left field, as in, “where did that come from”?
As I look back over my life, I see things differently. I remember the times I did quit, and walk away from an obligation. Should I have stuck it out? Maybe. Was it best to walk? Perhaps. But the point is, I’m looking backwards, instead of moving forward.