46 and counting…What Have I Learned?

thOn August 4th six years ago, I joined the 40-Club. I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve never been a person that has a mini breakdown when I turn a year older. Honestly, I never really gave it much thought beyond the fact that on that date, I was born into this world. However, since joining the 40-Club, I’ve made the effort to look back over the previous year. During this time of reflection, I ask myself “What did I learn?” Here are my top five for this past year:

1.) Reflect on Mistakes but Don’t Pay Rent to Them

Don’t spend too much time replaying a decision that did not yield the best results. In my opinion, it’s advisable to reflect on your mistakes for informational purposes only – what not to do next time.

2.) Wisdom Doesn’t Always Come with Age

It’s been my experience wisdom is gained when you STOP doing the same thing and expecting different results. I’m not sure who said that but I’m starting to get it.

3.) Don’t Hold Grudges

Grudges are silent killers. If you hold grudges, start planning a funeral for your peace and joy.

4.) Every Day is My Birthday

Each day that GOD wakes me, is the birth of another opportunity to try and get it right.

5.) Life is a Birthday Party

Being born is the invitation. It’s up to you to accept it and join in the celebration.

FINAL WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT – Psalm 118:24 (NIV)The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.

Enjoy life – one moment at a time.

Be Encouraged! Be Blessed!

this Pastor’s Wife


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