Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything To be sitting on my deck, penning my thoughts, hearing the music of the cicada, LIFE IS GOOD! The sun climbs the solar hill, with the mixture of shade and sunlight peeking through my oak tree giving me the essence of shade and sunlight that I need right now. You see, there is a time to do, and a time just to stop, think and listen. Right now in the background is a recording of R.C. Sproull’s message, Renewing Your Mind. One of the signs of a renewed mind is, knowing your time flow. What is your time flow? For me, early to late morning is the best time to generate ideas. The stillness of the late evening is another time. Take time out from the busyness of life to just listen! Listen to nature! The sound of the chirping sparrow in the near distance reminds me of Jesus’s words in Matthew 6:26- “Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? This verse is more than enough to let me know will be OK. And I knew I would be OK when I took the time to be still and listen!
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Again, here is the quintessential battle of the sexes. He hears what only he wants to hear. She only wants to hear that he read, and liked her book!

Before I Became a Great Writer

“Did you read the book I lent you?” she asked.

He looked up from the menu, smiling. “I’m about half-way through,” he answered.

“Do you like it so far?”

“It’s very interesting.”

“What do you think of his arguments?”

“Well, to be honest, they’re a little bit hard to grasp, but they’re very interesting.” He smiled again. “What do you want to eat?”

The waiter looked at her in anticipation.

“I’m not familiar with German food. Do you think Aquinas’ arguments are sound?”

“It’s hard to say. Like I said, his arguments are a little bit difficult to wrap your head around. I guess I’m just not familiar with Scholasticism. You might want to try their schnitzels. They’re basically pork cutlets with sauces on top,” he said.

“Alright. I’ll have the Bolognese schnitzel, please,” she said to the waiter. The waiter nodded.

“I’ll have the Jäger schnitzel,” he said. The…

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Wow!  Just finished passing through the park, hearing the sounds of children laughing, running; chasing each other around the pool; some learning to swim;  others more advanced than I may ever be.  (Sigh)  Oh!  The simple pleasures of life.  For the young ones, the biggest pleasure is the beach or the pool in the summer time.  For us oldsters, making some extra money to enjoy a well deserved vacation.

Vacation.  Just what does that mean to you?  For me, it’s about freedom from a time clock and having to meet unwelcome but necessary demands.  If there is one word in the whole dictionary that makes us universally smile it’s that word, VACATION.  It’s never long enough.  You never get to do everything you planned for as long as you planned, BUT, it’s time you worked and studied hard for.

Vacation time is a time to do your thing in your own way but, just don’t blow off your values.  Hold on!  Just listen.  I’m not trying to short circuit your fun quotient.  Just keep using wisdom.  (If it means prophylactics, it may be a compromise but, better than becoming a letter statistic:  HIV, HPV, etc.)

Enjoy yourself, dear friend, with activities that you won’t regret looking back on years later.  Funny thing, the physical ends, but the memories stay forever.

                                                                                                                              

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