Monthly Archives: November 2015

Seasons

  
More and more I’m convinced that we do well to grasp the seasons of life and focus on them while we’re in them. First we must determine the season, it’s purpose and then how to flourish it it. 

It’s similar to a conversation about boundaries, or as some have termed it, margin: making enough space in life to prevent becoming overwhelmed.

Which means saying ‘no.’

But what to say ‘no’ to as I seek to attain that space to breathe and live a well balanced life changes as time marches on.

Stopping long enough to think this through may give me the insight I need to understand my season and that will give me guidance to have a sense of that to which I should say ‘no.’

Make the time, consider the season and say ‘no.’

The photo was taken in the library near the end of my last writing season in my doctoral program, I’m now in a reading season for same. Thus, with 4k+ pages to be read and 50+ to be written by mid-March, I’ll know how to say ‘no.’ So that this task doesn’t overwhelm me.
What season are you in? What are the things you should say ‘no’ to so that you can say ‘yes’ to important things?

Remember, don’t let the urgencies of today crowd out the important events that last.

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“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/isa.61.10.esv

  

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Coffee and trains

Just finished a presentation that I’ll be presenting to some folks Sunday. Here’s the last slide…  

If you’re in C’ville Sunday adternoon and would like to listen in, let me know and I’ll give you details. 

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Remember His faithfulness!

  
“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭54:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/isa.54.10.esv

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Friends don’t…

just tell you what they think you want to hear.

Listen:

“The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:31-32‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/pro.15.31-32.esv

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struggle…

It’s part of our existence… so, hope in God… keep praying… keep soaking up the Scripture… keep looking at Him… not at those waves… keep your eyes on Jesus… not the waves that are tossing you about… but on He who can calm the storm… in your heart.

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