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What Matters Most

I recently changed the tagline of my blog to Making Much Of What Matters Most.

The obvious question to that is what exactly matters the most to me?

I am in the process of putting ink to the answers to this question. In fact, one of the things I am doing on the day after Easter is spending time in prayer taking the ideas I have for this to the Lord. I want these things to honor Him.

Obviously, if you have read Deuceology long, you know that I would list Christ as number one. At least, I hope that is what you would guess.

Next would be Me. I know that runs counter to what most people thing, but look at this way. If I’m not taking care of myself, I can’t take care of much of anything else.

Jan, my wife, would be next.

My kids, Lauren and Andrew, would follow Jan.

My job and career slides in at number four. 

My church comes in next. 

After this, I am still working on what to take to Him.

Friends? 

Health? 

Finances? 

Ministry? This one would be rather big, as blogging would be part of it. 

Time and Order?

Personal growth?

All of these are possibilities. There may be more or less. I’m still working on it. And it may change as I continue to grow in life.

What would your list of most important things look like?

140 Words (More or Less) About Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011 2 comments

It’s Twitterific Thursday and it’s Thanksgiving.  You probably know the drill by now.  I write a post in 140 words, more or less.

Today is Thanksgiving.  I’m not sure what I should write about today.

Should I write about all of the things that I am thankful for today? Christ, Salvation, Marriage, Children, Family, Health, Job and more?

Should it be that I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart?

Should it be about my prayer life and how I should not be anxious for anything, but by prayer and supplication and thanksgiving let my requests be made known to God?

What is the answer to what my blog post should be about today?

The answer is yes.  Yes to all of these.

I am thankful for all of this and more.  I need to strive to come to God with thanksgiving in my heart.  I need to lay down any anxiety and trust Him through prayer.

How about you?  What does Thanksgiving mean to you today?

Anchors For Dreams

July 18, 2011 1 comment

I’ve been taking Mondays to talk about dreams.  If you’ve noticed, I believe that for believers in Christ, our dreams come from God.  So, once you believe that He has given you a dream, how do you make that dream a reality?  I think something you need are anchors for those dreams.  They will keep you grounded and not just float away in any direction with the dream.  Below are the anchors I have for my dream(s).  Yours may be different, but I hope that mine will give you some ideas.

  1. God and Christ.  I don’t differentiate between these.  I try to measure all of my dreams by what will honor and glorify God and His Son.
  2. Family.  If my family can’t behind my dream, then I need to rethink it.
  3. Work.  Unless my dream can take the place of my day job, I must give my all to my day job so I can pursue my dream.
  4. Church.  I want to share my dream with those in my church so they can pray and support me.
  5. Finances.  I must be a good steward of my finances so tha I can pursue my dream.
  6. Personal Growth.  I will seek to grow in the area of my dream so that I can excel and pursue it with skill
  7. Time.  It takes time to pursue a dream.  I may have to sacrifice time for some things in order to pursue it.
  8. Health.  I cannot pursue my dream to the detriment of my health.
  9. Recreation.  Sometimes I need to take a break from my dream, in order to be more creative in pursuit of my dream.

Those are the anchors that I have established in order to pursue my dream.  They are there to keep me and my dream from just drifting away.  You may have others.  Don’t limit yourself to mine.

Do you have anchors for your dreams?  What are they?