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Playing Grasshopper

Taking a break

Three years ago this month I left the six-lane aggressive-driving traffic of South Florida to return to the “wave at everyone traffic” of St. Bernice, Indiana.

Although I fill out legal forms with “retired,” I spend almost as much time writing and working on the computer as I did when I was “employed.” This week I’m wrapping up the last of two books I’ve ghostwritten for Christian authors during the past 24 months. I’ve also posted more than 100 blogs to www.signpostsonhightrail.com and have handled a couple other large computer-based assignments.

As I look out my office window I see yellow leaves floating down from walnut trees in my back yard. Outside, the click-click and high pitch voice of cicadas remind me that summer has turned a corner and is fast approaching fall. On the heels of fall comes winter. The truth smacks me. “The summer has almost ended and I have not played!”

And so, I’m going to limit my office hours, “play grasshopper” for a while, enjoy what is left of summer and treasure every moment of fall. The prairie wind will soon bluster, the leaves will shiver and fall, and the skies turn gray. On those days I will burrow under a mound of writing projects and post Signposts on a regular basis. Until then, the postings may be a little sporadic.

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Paul told Timothy “God has given us all things for our enjoyment.” I’m going to take some time out to enjoy what God has given me. Take time – even out of your work for God – to enjoy the blessings you have.

Martha Hawn VanCise©2015 www.signpostsonhightrails.com
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