President James Madison: This Most Serious Business

July 24

President James Madison

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.” President James Madison


Some times you just gotta take off and have some fun with your family. We went and saw a movie with the kids this afternoon and more enjoyable then the movie was enjoying my children enjoying the movie; seeing my beautiful wife not be troubled over dire finances – if only for a few short hours; even relaxing a bit, myself. Life is so short and I often squander moments to enjoy. More grievious, I believe, is my NOT creating more of these simple moments. Quality can’t be purchased but it CAN be crafted and if God hasn’t given these treasures to us to not merely safe guard but also enjoy, then… what’s the point?

 So much is made of such serious topics like propitiation and sanctification and a bunch of other “ations” and as important as these topics are, God sometimes needs us to just take a vacation in absolute mind and quality even if it’s having the good sense to turn off the phone and walk away from the desk and go play hooky from the serious stuff in order to enjoy some time with those we love which really… is the most serious stuff!

Peace, today! Sean G.

Today’s Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:7; 9-10

7 Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

9 Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Death, to which you are going.

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