My theme for 2019 is to live one day at a time. There is still some underlying anxiety that I don’t understand. Maybe I’ve just become comfortable about being anxious.
There are plenty of things to look forward to but instead of focusing on the future I am choosing to be in the moment. Later this year we have a scheduled vacation to the Denver, Co. area. There are plans to plan a later vacation as well this year. Currently a church is considering my application for an open Pastor position but I am at complete peace about whatever they decide. As for home improvement projects, well that list is always growing and whatever gets done gets done.
This past week I got some fishing in for the first time this year.
Caught this personal record size fish on rod and reel. I hope to see it again in another 6lbs. or so.
This is what I was really after. It is a matter of opinion that Bluegill may be the tastiest fresh water fish in the world. This one had a lucky day but maybe I’ll catch him again to join in a fish fry.
Part of living includes working. The Bible teaches us that God wants us to enjoy work. We are even encouraged to work as unto the Lord. Enjoying work is a mindset. As an example, recently approximately 20 of us employees were sent out to pick up trash around the manufacturing plant for two hours. Admittedly those of us who are abdominous find it uncomfortable to bend over repeatedly to pick up anything off the ground. However, the weather was nice and we were getting paid quite well. When we came back inside my supervisor asked how it went. I replied that it was a nice day and a refreshing break from the normal routine. When a coworker was asked the same question he replied it was the worst two hours of his employment.
This past week also included some yard work. One small project was preparing a flower bed by the garage. I seem to recall being quietly opposed a year ago but that was then and this is now.
Immediately after finishing the border and dirt work the inspectors arrived. How could I possibly expect my wife to approve the work before the dogs have thoroughly investigated!
Well there is plenty of daylight left so I’m getting out of this office. Have a wonderful weekend!
Rev. Burt Schwab