rode the Marauder to work, put up my page for Spc. Tamez, cleaned the pool and had a nice dinner with one of the guys in my class.
It’s awesome riding the bike down the coast, watching the sun rise through the mist over the bay, the breeze rushing by. Just about the best bike riding there is for me. Been looking at bigger bikes, such as the Electra Glide, Goldwing, Venture, etc. Something that SU is comfortable on for long rides, want to do some touring soon.
Amazing how the pool eats chemicals in warm/hot weather, doesn’t take long to get out of control. If you maintain it every other day or so, no problem at all. But let it go a week and it turns the color of the Incredible Hulk.
Sold a guitar on Ebay last night for Danny Boy. Went to bed with 7 minutes left in the auction, price holding at $2,650, well below the reserve. Woke up this morning and BAM!, it sold for $4,780! Woah, that’s a ton of money. Collectors item of a SRV Lipstick copy. DB is on cloud nine today at the plantation.
We talk all the time in class about letting go and just being free in the grace of Christ. Of course, this means a lot of things, not the least of which is that being free allows you to walk the narrow path that Christ talks about. Most people view being free as the ability to do anything you want but Paul addressed that specifically – not true. Why do so many people interpret this concept wrong? I think it is because they haven’t walked the narrow path and cannot comprehend how awesome it is.
So we talked about that last night at dinner and about the crushing weight of all the problems we see around us. But that weight doesn’t belong to us, that is what I was trying to get across. That weigh belongs to Christ and He is well equipped to handle it. We need to focus on those people and problems that are given to us by Christ, those opportunities for us to grow. If we do that, not only will we be blessed, but those around us will. And then they can “pass it on” as it were.
And it isn’t hard at all! We just have to make the choice daily to do it. Once the choice is made, everything falls into place naturally. Just make the choice.