Everyday Counts!

  • Vienna Presbyterian Church

From where I work, at Vienna Presbyterian Church, there are four coffee shops within four blocks of the front door.  Two of those coffee houses are Starbucks and one of them is directly across the street.  I probably walk across Rt. 123 to visit this particular Starbucks once or twice a week because it’s close, I really like the baristas that work there and well….I like coffee.

  • Starbucks Parking Lot

So, A few weeks ago, before “Snowmageddon” hit DC, I was rushing back to church for a 1:00 meeting and was delayed because of an automobile accident in the Starbucks parking lot.  It seems that a woman, sitting idol at the red light in front of the church, had a seizure and blacked out at the steering wheel.  When she passed out her car sped through the Rt. 123 intersection, missing all oncoming cars, and hopped the sidewalk. Her car then hit and launched an unsuspecting car that was sitting unmanned and parked in an unfortunate parking spot.  Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

Today is a Reminder….You are a Mist!

Todays post is designed to be a reminder that our life here is a gift. The truth is, once today is over, you can never get it back and tomorrrow is promised to no one.  The book of James reminds us that in chapter 14 verse 4. “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” I loose track, at times, that my days here are limited and that I need to take advantage of every moment.  So……..

Here are a few every day reminders that will make all the difference.

  1. Talk to God every day.
  2. Make sure you show your family how much you love them every day.
  3. Do something for someone else everyday.

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  • Bill in PA

    That James knew what was going on, didn’t he? You would think he had some kind of connections……
    We been looking a Ecclesiastes for the past few weeks at church… The Gatherer felt we were all just vapor, hebel. Live for Him.

  • The Ordained Barista

    Yeah, he is pretty good! James that is. Love me some Ecclesiastes!!!! Got the best note from Jess today looking toward summer! I really hope we can connect again! Love you buddy!

  • Tony Babcock

    great wisdom and much needed on my part … i am study with Daniel right now and that guy blows me away …. a wonderful prayer life and so faitful to it as to be thrown into a lions den over it … my man had faith … Thank you Barry for the reminder that i need to be more diligent on these things in my life as we are a vapor in the wind ….

  • http://www.colorfulworld.org Eric Garner

    Hey Barry I really enjoyed reading this one. Thanks friend.

  • Margaret Wright

    You spelled “idle” wrong. And I can barely read the 2nd caption for the cars in front of the Starbucks and Chipotle etc that’s on the right… just saying.

  • The Ordained Barista

    Oh yeah? Well….you…. you….. you…. I got nothing. If I give you my login info would you make suggestions and proof stuff like that for me for me?

  • http://www.colorfulworld.org Eric Garner

    It’s all about the heart.