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Thursday, January 24 2019


So let's keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision - you'll see it yet! 

-Philippians 3:15 (the Message paraphrase)
The other night, we had a Super Blood Wolf Moon.  I know because scientists said so and my wife and son told me the next morning.  I went to bed a few minutes before it occurred.  I stayed up with them till almost time.  Someone then said this week, "You missed the best part!"  They were wrong though.

For me, the best part wasn't the Super Blood Wolf Moon.  It was sitting with my family by the cold storm door, that I kept fussing at our son not to kick open.  The best part was his excitement and my wife's.  The best part was the utter confusion of the cats and sitting with one in my lap.


It's really easy to gear up for an event or to get focused on the exciting things and miss out on the ordinary ones.  In the moment, I was thinking about how late it was and how cold, how early I'd be getting up for work and how cold it was by the front door.  In hindsight, I was not at all sad to miss the astronomical event and have the time with family.  This week, my hope is that we can all spend some time in the spiritual practice of focus.  Taking time to focus so we can be intentional about our time and who we spend it with.

Prayer for Today

God, the branches of life can obscure or view and our own sight can fail us.  Help us to slow down, to focus, and to see clearly.  Amen.

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