The date in my title is a bit presumptuous, but I think it’s reasonable presumption. I think it is very likely that I will “Explore, catalogue, and consolidate notecards” again. When I do, I’ll be glad for the date (or I’ll change it).


  • Texts to research/respond to concerning a proposed call to bi-vocational ministry (and rejection of the full-time pastorate).
    • 1 Corinthians 4:11-20; 9:15-27
    • 2 Corinthians 11:7-13; 12:11-19
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:9-12
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15
  • Attributes of a ‘man’ that is good to marry (I should spend time developing these)
    • Tender, quiet, resolute, care for the weak, pray with, talk about loving God, physically strong    -not sure where I got these ideas…
  • Studying Successfully:
    • practice tests are the greatest
    • consistent work
    • spaced/interval training for specific facts – study the notecard/data:
      • Everyday, every other day, weekly, every fortnight, before the test
  • “Specialized” or “well rounded/a Jack-of-all-trades”
    • Skills/intelligences/aptitudes:
      • language, math/logic, music, spacial, kinesthetic, fine motor, interpersonal/communication/leadership, intra-personal/spiritual, naturalist, pedagogical/teaching, existential/philosophical
  • Pursuit of: health, wealth, love, and happiness
  • Concepts for church giving – graph and finalize
  • Programs of the church:
    • Required for elders:
      • Salvation/Basics of the Faith, Church history/Development of Doctrine and Worship, Money/Personal Responsibility, Biblical Literacy, Romance/Marriage/Dating/Sexuality, Spiritual Disciplines, Prayer/Christian Mysticism/Hearing from the Spirit, Friendship/Accountability/Relational Evangelism
    • Other Offerings:
      • Biblical Languages, Shop and Service: auto, Shop and Service: home, Health/Nutrition/Exercise, Music: Choir, Music: Band/Orchestra, Music: Piano Class, Parenting: Newborns, Parenting: Preteens and teens, Parenting: homeschooling, Prison Ministries, Homeless Ministries, Widows and Single Parent ministry, Divorce Care, Grief Share, Promise Keepers, After school homework help, ESL/TESOL, Bookstore, CoffeeShop
  • Stop owning; start stewarding
    • Every thought, word, deed, attitude, motive
  • Thoughts on happiness and purpose:
    • Happiness is not a second order event premised on something else occurring first. It’s a first order event that happens when you live your truth.
    • The end of man is to glorify God and/by enjoy/enjoying Him forever.
      • God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied by Him
      • I suspect a person is happiest when seeking the glory of God.
    • Therefore, to make much of God is to seek my enjoyment and is to fulfill my purpose
  • Time well spent:
    • “You multiply time when you give yourself emotional permission to spend time on things today that will give you more time tomorrow.”
    • Therefore, when making To-Do lists, the question is not, “what’s the most important thing I can do today?”, but rather it ought to be, “What can I do today that will make tomorrow better?”
    • “There is a difference between waiting to do something you know you should be doing and waiting to do something because now is not the right time. It’s the difference between [negative] procrastination and patience.”
      • Related to delegation: “Permission of temporary imperfect.”
  • Sitting Tree – (how can I get involved and help other people get involved… do I want to? probably not yet, but it’s on a notecard for a reason.)
  • List of clothing that will at some point need replacing:
    • black shoes, canvas shoes, At-home shorts, out-and-about shorts (in 3 months or more), underwear, undershirts, socks.
  • Project 333 – clothing selections
  • Proposed schedule for full-time student life
  • Habits for living:
    • At least 60 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise body
    • At least 45 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise imagination/creativity
    • At least 45 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise gratitude/slow down
    • At least 90 minutes at least 4 days a week – exercise biblical literacy

So, there we have it: 15 notecards that have captured ideas/calls to action. Hopefully I will respond to them eat in turn. The only scary part is that this list of 15 things is the subset of my actual to-do list set for time off. But for today, I’ve spent enough time on the notecards. I fully understand what is here and will come back to them at a later date.

And that’s the goal: Patience over Procrastination. Joy over Stress.


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