What You Have and What You Don’t Have

Just now I had 10 minutes to spend with Elizabeth on my lap. We had a discussion about some things that they have and she doesn’t. I explained how Satan and his team and the world will always show us what we don’t have and unless it is food, clothing, shelter, and love we needn’t listen. When get to choose at what we look at. We can look at what we have or we can look at what we don’t have. One of those choices will make you happier. “Daddy, which one is it?” “OK, think about not having the art kit your sisters have. . . Now think about this time to sit on Daddy’s lap. Which thought makes you happier?” “Sitting with you.” “I have two choices right now, I could go and write my journal, which is a...

Get the Facts

“Get the facts at any price.”Proverbs 23:23 (TLB)

What do you know?

He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool; avoid him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a student; teach him. He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep; wake him. He who knows and knows that he knows is a wise man; follow him. –Ancient Proverb

My Blizzard Walkabout

Just a little walk about on our property last night in the middle of the blizzard. I wish the tractor would start. I needed to be snow blowing tonight and again tomorrow:

Am I Overdoing Productivity

“Productivity is S*&^*%&!” yes productivity. I’ve worked so hard at being more and more productive while at the same time adding to the time I invest in being productive. I spin on my head when I’m not “productive” just wanting to get back to productivity. I can smell the flowers but I don’t need to stop to do so. . . or do I. I must be addicted to productivity. Starting my day at 4:00 a.m. and never stopping. Someone tried to help me and said, you can play with the children for 20 minutes. It seems to work. It feels good. It connects us. Maybe it is the right thing. But I think it feeds the productivity addiction as well. Maybe it is a process to break the workaholism. I’m reading Clockwork by Mike the...