What is going to make your ‘today’ special ?

7 Sep

PROVERBIALLY SPEAKING…
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.” (Prov. 16:18-20)

BICYLING
Started the day with a short ride around the neighborhood. Beauty needed to work on the bulletin for tomorrow’s Celebration of Life.

WAGON TRAIN… to the past
Our television provider offers a western channel, and the ’50s series ‘Wagon Train’ is one of the shows available. Some of the episodes have proven interesting. My initial anticipations were summarized with thoughts such as ‘early television’, ‘simplicity’, ‘uncomplicated’. However, something surprising became apparent to me. There seemed to be a greater depth of characterization than I expected. Often a greater richness that is a reminder that ‘simple’ and ‘basic’ are at the heart of our human condition, regardless of how convoluted it often seems. It is not unusual that a special choice of dialogue, or an expression, lets us enter the story more personally. I am often grateful for the quality of the writing and directing.

It makes me want to be more observant of deep feelings in the facial expressions and words of people around me.

How interesting…
that it was at this point I saw this entry from a friend’s BLOG– “The Things I Don’t Do”. A thought-provoking look at the value and use of our time. Thanks, Sarah.

And while we’re discussing values…
this graphic from ProgressiveChristianity.org through friend, Bryan.



FROM CALVIN…
“…the knowledge of God, which is set before us in the Scriptures, is designed for the same purpose as that which shines in creation–viz. that we may thereby learn to worship him with perfect integrity of heart and unfeigned obedience, and also to depend entirely on his goodness.” (INSTITUTES Book 1, Chapter 11)


Blessings on you and yours until next time,
Steve

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