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What do you do with your day

Yesterday, I was sitting over by the Hunter Art Museum enjoying the day and thinking through some pressing issues at work. – Yes, I was working.

When I was deep in thought, two people walked by, an older gentleman, and a younger woman,  dressed like she was going to exercise.  I heard the women ask the man  “so, What do you do with your day?”

I thought that was a fantastic question, and one that sidetracked me from my work for a moment or two.  I hope that it forces you to stop and ponder today as well.

What are you doing with your day?

 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 New International Version (NIV)

And I love the King James here

 15See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Ephesians 5:15-16 King James Version (KJV)


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A Weird Morning of Singing

I woke up this morning to the George Strait’s “Here For A Good Time” on US 101.  I can’t say I really like this song or the entire message of the song, but one part of the chorus as been in my head all morning.  ( that was up until I starting singing the old hymn “Jesus is Coming Soon” at the top of my lungs!)

Moving on.

Those few words in the chorus  “I ain’t here for a long time, I’m here for a good time” has been floating around in my head all day.  I was quickly reminded of these two verses.

14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14 New International Version (NIV)

So with that knowledge in hand, we need to learn from George – no not ‘the bring on the moonshine’ part, more on the whole I am am going to make this short time mean something part.  Maybe something like this from Ephesians, where we are encouraged to make the most of every opportunity

 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesians 5:15-20 New International Version (NIV)

So sing along!

you can pick from either song.


“.. when I’m gone let it be known I left nothing behind….”

Or the old hymn:

“..rising up in the sky, telling this world goodbye….”