It is a Good Day Every Day, not just on “GOOD FRIDAY”…….

Staying Aware and Intentional. An impromptu and my shortest rambling.

As I was at the cabin this past Friday and Saturday, I watched two Documentaries, “Planet Earth” and “Poverty Inc.”. This morning as I return from my Men’s Group, I have been struck in a far different way by all of these events in a way that 2 years ago would never have hit my consciousness as it does today and has prompted this short rambling, Ponder these thoughts;

    • As you look closely at the delicate way that the world is balanced and continues to thrive, ask yourself: “Is the way the seasons, earth positioning to the sun, the moon and how it effects the earth, the interplay of the seasons around the world, miracle of birth, of the plants and living organisms, a result of evolution or was it in the image of something far greater than evolution?” “I believe is it was an intentional creation that has evolved as it did not “just happen!”
    • Our need and desire to selflessly serve is part of being a meaningful person! Once the need for humanitarian help has passed, to serve is to teach how to fish, not to give fish, or is giving “fish” enough?
    • For those who believe. Honoring GOOD FRIDAY is only right and worthy of a meaningful THANK YOU! I believe that additionally we need to embrace that each day is a “good day!”. I am of the belief that we should stay intentional in our beliefs, gifts, blessing and remain aware of how our life is guided and touched.
    • Finally, are we thankful, and have we acknowledge our appreciation, for the input and guidance received by those around us who can challenge our thoughts and enhance our perspectives?

HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

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4 thoughts on “It is a Good Day Every Day, not just on “GOOD FRIDAY”…….

  1. “Is the way the seasons, earth positioning to the sun, the moon and how it effects the earth, the interplay of the seasons around the world, miracle of birth, of the plants and living organisms, a result of evolution or was it in the image of something far greater than evolution?”

    Intelligent creation or chance? In ancient times, most civilizations knew only the world around them–even the most powerful had a known world of only a few hundred miles radius. Knowledge expanded the possibilities–Columbus (or the Vikings) proved here was life beyond the oceans–Magellan proved the Earth was round, not flat–Galileo disproved the theory that the Sun revolved around the Earth, and astronomers discovered not only other planets, but other entire Solar Systems. Radio astronomy has discovered stars whose light takes millions of years to GET here–even at the speed of light–the light we see from distant stars is often the light from a star that died aeons ago–yet we “see” it today.

    With all of these possibilities for life as we know it, we haven’t discovered a single one that would support life–indeed, life as we know it would not have been possible in an earlier time on Earth itself. It is only now–one second in time–that the Earth is set for life–radiation from a single star located 93,000,000 miles away and at a declination of 24 degrees–close enough for warmth yet far away enough to not burn us up–at a declination of 24 degrees–enough to let the light onto the planet at a glancing blow so as to not burn up the atmosphere–with a tilt in its orbital plane to produce seasons to moderate the temperature–and an orbit that changes the seasons during the relatively short period that we call a “year”–to avoid excessive build-up of heat or cold. Life on Earth itself will eventually be extinguished as the Sun burns out–first a huge increase in solar radiation, then becoming another frozen planet orbiting a dying sun.

    You can make the case for EITHER intelligent design or happenstance from these discoveries–Earth hasn’t always been inhabitable, as it is today, and it will eventually change again. We are here only for a nanosecond in time. Let’s enjoy it while we can!

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  2. Bob— Thanks for your blog again. This Easter season was a good one for us in that the sermon on Easter morning was especially powerful and I think relevant to your journey. The sermon was Entitled “Easter Courage” and was based on the bible passage from Mark 28:1-10 where the Mary’s discover the tomb is empty and are afraid. And then despite being told “do not be afraid” by the angel and then by Jesus himself, are still afraid but do as instructed anyway. How many times do we fail to act because we are afraid, not of death, but of other changes in our lives. Like a relationship gone bad, or a habit that continues to drag us down, or a health issue. An author whose name I did not catch talks about practicing resurrection each time we face one of these “deaths” and we are encouraged to practice Easter Courage and believe we can go on if we face the issue and do what is called for. Glad you had a Good Friday at the lake. May all your days be good!

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