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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alright. So now it's almost September already. Yikes! I really think each year of my life goes by just a little bit faster than the year before. I'm not ready for cold nights and not-so-hot days. I feel like I didn't have time for all the BBQ's and dirt bike riding that I wanted to get in this summer.

On the spiritual side of things; often we don't spend time in the word, pray for our unsaved friends and relatives or work hard to witness to our co-workers until we get older, as in, our "golden years." Our lives don't change as often as the seasons, but they do change slowly over time. We start out thinking that we will live "forever" and that we have all kinds of time to do what we want before we start doing what God would have us do. We may rationalize that way for years; but there comes a point in our lives when we start to see how fast our life is slipping away, and what the heck have we been doing with it?!

As Christians "what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?" (Matt. 8:36) Why are we so stiff-necked about doing our own thing? Don't we realize that we'll have all of eternity to do amazing and incredible things, but we only have a brief time here in this world to help others "see the light" and join with us in eternity? We need to live like we are at the back end of our golden years and have matured to the point of knowing what really matters. We must die to ourselves and live for Christ!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Can you believe that it's already August?!!
I can't. Seems like I was just starting my dirt bike season a few days ago and with the crash at Loudon and the bunged up knee, the summer has flashed by without another ride yet. I will get some in before the summer is over though. I hope you all are having a wonderful summer and that it's not going TOO fast for you. The Slavic church has had two of three weddings already. New babies are being born to young couples and a dear friend in the congregation passed away recently. We'll have another baptism at the Onway picnic and the life cycle goes on. 

Here's a reminder to think about priorities in your life. What are the things that are most important to you? Work, money, success? What are the things that really matter when you're in the "foxhole"? God, family & friends? Do you know where you're going when you die? You can. Read the gospel of John and then 1 John and ask God to show you that He's real and listening to you. You'll be amazed! If you already know Him, don't forget to stay close!