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I'm going to go out on a limb here and hope I don't offend anyone. After all "politics and religion" and all that. Here goes.

I was sitting in church last week dreaming about fishing (isn't there and old joke about that?) when I was struck by an epiphany (didn't hurt too much). I'm sorry to have to admit but I have mostly just been going through the motions lately. Out of nowhere the thought came to me that I could set some weekly goals from the messages in the hymns we sing. My wife agreed. In a nutshell here is what I got from last week's songs:

1. Be humble
2. Make someone feel glad and lighten others' burdens
3. Pray for your wants and wishes

I've tried to do these things this week and have had some success.

One of my wants and wishes is to catch some fish. I think the things above form a good pattern to follow. If I am humble and prayerful and try to make someone else happy I think it may come back to me that I get what I want, no matter how mundane or "wordly" it may be.

Message to me: don't brag too much or act proud, take someone else fishing (my daughter-in-law for one) and thank the Lord for letting me enjoy the blessings of this world he created. And lest you think I'm too much of a heathen, I intend to apply this to things that are more "spiritual" too.

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"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
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Re: [catchinon] Goals In reply to
As I had a small break between church meetings I checked the site and saw your post. Very inspiring. I also daydream about fishing, even during church. I really liked your previous quote at the end of your posts, also very inspiring about living life in hopes of being able to touch others. I hope we get to meet sometime in the future. Thanks for the post.
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That's a nifty idea to manage life Smile

My favorite hymn is Scatter Sunshine.

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I may be crazy, but it's kept me from goin' insane...
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I wasn't familiar with that one so I looked it up. Sweet. And as I write this I see a ray of sunshine trying to break through the clouds. Gonna get out with my brother in a little while and help him catch his first catfish while the sun shines.

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"Blessings upon all that hate contention, and love quietness, and virtue, and Angling." - Izaak Walton
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Very insightful Craig. Thanks for the nudge. Smile

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
I'm 77 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
“Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss
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I sing it a little faster than it was written for. I just think it should be a "bouncy" song, rather than slow and calm Laugh

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