Make the Most of What God Gives

After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live.


Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 MSG version

A Time of Renewal

On Sun, 4/17/16, we will begin a new series at my church on “Living the Resurrected Life.”  Not sure what perspective the series will take but when I heard the title late last week, I realized that such is the phrasing I’d use for my current life.  After relocating back to my home state and facing a series of emotions as a result of the move, I’m beginning to feel like I’m living a resurrected life in my forties, a time of renewal, reinstatement, rebuilding. Trying to forget about disappointments of the past and focus on goals and great moments for the future.  It’s an interesting time of life, to say the least.  I’m grateful to God for rekindling friendships that have stood the test of time and distance and empowering me to accept new friendships.  Yep, it is an interesting time.  Let’s enjoy the moments we have and the people that share them with us.  Tootles!