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“Better is one day in your courts…” Psalm 84:10 Sunday was my day to spend with Emily at her new home in Atlanta.     We went to church together at Atlanta Christian Assembly. We organized a youth trip to Honduras afterward.     We walked around Atlanta and …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
“Better is one day in your courts…” Psalm 84:10
Sunday was my day to spend with Emily at her new home in Atlanta.
 
 
We went to church together at Atlanta Christian Assembly. We organized a youth trip to Honduras afterward.
 
 
We walked around Atlanta and talked about our lives.
We went to the Brick Store and talked.
 
We ended the day at Eddie’s Attic watching the Fairwell Drifters, a great bluegrass band.
 
It was a day well spent. It taught me the value of a day all over again. I love my kiddos. But I don’t always show them that with my time. I’m glad I put my computer and phone and Daytimer away and just hung out with Emily for the day.
 
Where do you need to invest a day of your life?

Comments (10)

  • Last Saturday I spent the day rekindling an old friendship with a girlfriend who was there through the hard times. I realized that through the busyness there are things I have forgotten that I should not have put aside. Just being with her and recognizing what Jesus is doing in her life has given me strength and her as well…

  • Seth, as you know my wife and I both retired at 62. It was as though now I could devote my life to God and I do. I find it hard to involve my life partner, Grand Ma. She told me yesterday that she has waited her whole life for me and now I am too busy with all of our Ministry’s. Being a Grandfather of nine kids and having a full time foster daughter, time is tight. Our day begins in the word as we study together but I need to remember time for my wife of almost 44 years. Your message drives home priorities that I need to re-learn and adjust. I pray for patience from my life partner, thanks for the reminder…Frank III

  • Knowing Emily as I do, that time meant the world to her!!! You have raised a vibrant, enthusiastic and beautiful young woman

  • Hi Seth…Thanks for the reminder here. Last night I had the joy to be with our Rusiian born daughter Tatiana who was one of the first children adopted from Russia and certainly long befor nonprofits were making money on the cause. A former employee of mine George Steiner told me that watch my former wife and I adopt Tatiana was a big part of him launching the organization for which his great work still stands. I held my grandson Noble. I hugged my son in law Ben who is a graduate of the Air Force Academy. It was all good….And the fact is I plan to make many more working threw the fray….

  • What lovely and blessed with my sister Emily.May God bless you daddy.I have desir one day you will spend whole with me.

  • Just another well timed reminder to get rid of all that encumbers, which is mostly accumulated stuff at this point so that it doesn’t require tending and frees up time for valuable relationships. Better to learn this late than never…

  • A day spent in the woods with people I love…along the Elachee Trails with a fizzy beverage chaser and lots of laughter. That’s the sort of day I need to invest in. Thanks for the reminder, Seth!

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