Archive | May, 2017

Remember Fun?

30 May

It is interesting how our definition of fun changes over the years. I remember Grandfather once telling me that fun is what you define it to be and that definition will change as you grow up. 

When I was just a toddler on the reservation fun was just about anything that involved being outdoors running and playing. The ultimate fun was hiking the canyon, fishing and floating down the Colorado river on a warm summer day. 

As I grew older, fun changed to reading while laying out in the backyard soaking up the sun and nature. My early teen years were consumed with studying nature’s wonders through the critters and insects living in the gardens I weeded for the neighbors and the birds that found unusual nesting places around the area. I learned a lot about life and living in the quiet underworld of nature during that phase of my life. 

As I turned older funs definition changed to include reaching out to help others. I found fun in the little things I could do to help the neighbors with their chores and activities around the yard. My happiness came from pushing that little lawn mower around my elelderly neighbors yard and the smile it brought to their faces when their grass was mowed, and gardens were weeded. Afterwards we would sit out in the backyard with a tall glass of lemonade and enjoy the sounds of the song birds singing to their young. 

Funs definition certainly has changed for me over the years, just as Grandfather promisied. Today I find fun in the simple things in life. I still reach out to others with a helping hand and am always ready to step in and lift the heavy load off their shoulders. To me, the ultimate fun is sharing God’s love with others through words, deeds and song. I am most happy when I sing an old gospel hymn to someone and see the joy that comes into their eyes as the words work through their hearts. 

Yes, fun does change as we grow older and the value of life changes with it. I still love the quiet life of nature and continue to study the critters of our world, but sharing His love and grace has become the number one goal in my life. Its the little things that bring a smile to someones day. To me this is fun!

What about you, how do you define Fun? Have you noticed how it has changed over the years? Please comment and let me know. 

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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Who You Are

15 May

46 years ago I wrote Life’s Handbook, a series of thoughts I found to relate to how we ma.age our life. One thought has filled my mind lately, mainly because people just don’t understand just how they got in the predicament they currently face. 

“You are the sum total of your thoughts at any point in time.”

It sort of points to who you are at that point in your life, however let’s dig a little deeper into this thought. You are the result of every decision you make.in your life, good or bad. 

Choices are dangerous for they follow you everywhere you go for the rest of your life. Freewill is a gift from God, but He didn’t tell you that you will have to answer for the choices you make. Life is full of choices and you have the power to make those choices either the basket for your life or sometimes the detriment of jumping without thinking about the consequences of your decision.  

As a Christian, I have God on my side, but He does not make me choices for me. He does offer guidance, if I am willing to listen to what He has to say. I have learned to trust God for every action I take or choice I make. He has never failed me and has promised to always be there for me. 

So, where are you in Life? Are you happy with the choices you made and the life you have built? If not, put your trust in God and learn to listen to His guidance. You can rebuild your life and make it into something you can be happy with. Learn to love life and love others as He has loved you. 

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed