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Day to Day

A few weeks ago Relevant Magazine posted an article on 5 things millennials would regret as they age.  I didn’t think I was in the millennial group , but those 5 sure hit home with me.  What I loved even more was this quote.

It seems like every other singer-songwriter on the radio charges us to, “Live like you are dying,” But it might be more helpful—if less catchy—for them to sing, “Live like you were an eighty-year-old with a time machine.”

Which is even more funny to me, because I have recently been reciting a small piece of a hip hop song from DJ Drama called My Moment in my head.  Yeah, I know that’s surprising!  Anyway, his lyrics go like this

I’m tired of living day to day like everything’s alright..

It’s Friday, we are leaving work behind for a few days and heading to the weekend.  How are you going to live like an 80-year-old with a time machine?

So teach us to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart. Psalm 90:12 Darby Bible Translation

This is your Moment.. Facebook, or…

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The Maker

Sometimes words just don’t do.  I discovered this video ( linked here) yesterday after it was shared by Relevant Magazine.  It’s five minutes long, but I think you will find that those five minutes will be well spent.



Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. Psalm 90:12 New Living Translation (©2007)

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Yesterday I attempted to teach a group of high school students about using their time to give.  I don’t know how successful I was at that endeavor, but here are two salient points I tried to deliver to them.  Maybe it will be have more of an impact with  you!

The first thing I tried to press home was how they really control their time, they have more of it than anyone and they can choose how to use it. I reminded them of this quote for which I don’t know who to attribute it.

For every minute you are angry or irritated, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

I think they found the math there pretty impressive.

The second point was an attempt to show them that using your time to give to others has great returns, especially when you mind the measure that you use to give to others.

Oh course that’s all based on this verse – one that is just full of hope.

38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38  New International Version (NIV)

I did try to explain this to them with a crayon box and a large trash can.  I hope they understand measures!

Mind the measure you use today, and remember don’t waste those seconds of happiness on things you really can’t control. (or maybe I should say you can control….)


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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)