Sunday Thoughts – 8/22

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Another beautiful day, and I would almost bet, if I were a betting man, that Autumn was on the way. The days are getting shorter, the temperatures slightly cooler and up there in that mountain, it seems that the tip tops of the trees are starting to change ever…so…slightly….

A great sermon this morning, one in which the pastor spoke about focusing on the good, living for the excellence, being transformed by the Spirit, and not conformed to the trends, the winds, the wills, of this world. He said something that stuck out to me about not being another critic in the world. He’s right of course, I mean, we could sit around all day and focus on the bad, complaining, etc… but you know, Paul said to set our minds on something higher –

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Phi 4:8 NLT)

Maybe that is a challenge for some – it is for me – to find something good even in our darkest hours, and I’ve had some of those lately. This attitude, I think, sustains us, and like the trees on the West Coast which have survived through the earthquakes and storms of live because they kept (cliché warning) looking up, maybe this too needs to be where our thoughts are…

Pray for us, as I believe a few friends of mine and I are looking to start a business. We’ll see. Still planning, talking, etc…

I have lots of posts lined up for this week, although I may not get to every one of them. Monday and Friday are about my only ‘free’ days, with Tuesday, I’ll be going underground in a coal mine. We’ll see.

Oh, and I have an announcement to make this week as well. Hold on…

I hope and pray that everyone has a great and glorious week

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