I am never sure sometimes when I start something new where to put it in the grand scheme of things that I call my life. Is my new shooting habit a spiritual thing or a matter of the soul? If I had to put it in perspective at the moment, probably it is a matter of Spirit. Much like weightlifting can have those moments that are meditative, shooting has more of them but of a different nature. I really have a Zen kind of moment when I am lining up a shot. I shoot better when I am calm and relaxed. I control my breath, focus and squeeze the trigger. The result is often not my concern. It just comes. Did very well today it is just now I have to juggle my extra cash — books or bullets? They will both win from time to time. I am sure.
All in all there is simply a lot of opportunity facing me and I am going to need to tread confidently and prudently at the same time. The rundown.
Spiritual Disciplines – Between weightlifting and shooting, meditation was pretty good this week. I have had a few more things to pray about so that has been good as well.
Celebration – My eldest son turns 25 this week. Hard to believe it has been that long. Makes me feel older than I want to feel but he has developed into a solid young man and is getting married next year. I am very proud of him.
Ministry – The second church is looking like it could be more reality but there is a few more weeks of them sorting out what they want and me assessing if it is a good fit. Lots of prayers on this right now.
Leadership – Another thing that will be decided is whether or not I will get a seat on my local intermediate school district. I need a few more signatures to get nominated and then it will be up to the local school boards. I would really like this as it can combine my experience and knowledge I have gained. It is a six-year term so the main issue is the initial appointment.
Blessings and Cheers!!!