November Energy and Patience

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson —


My buddy/business partner, Tom, has entered into Hospice care.

I sure appreciate all the prayers and thoughts you’ve been sending his and our way.


The opening quote reminded me of Tom.

He’s always had the patience of Job.

He often would remind me that “slow and steady wins the race.” He knew he was pushing the buttons of “Mr. Impatient” every time he said those words to me.

Between living with our special guy Jordan and Tom’s example, I now prescribe to the theory that “slow and steady definitely wins the race.”

Sitting, praying, and observing…

I’ve spent some time next to his bed the past couple of days, and his patience has not wavered as dozens of people file in to pay him their last respects.

Tom’s grace is representative of God’s grace.

No, I’m not comparing Tom to God–Lord knows (and I too) that he was no saint–none of us are.

But what I am saying is that living with grace is Godly, and it takes patience to live life in a flow of grace.


The holidays are upon us and serve as an excellent medium for the enemy to strip us of our patience and grace.

If you are lacking either–spend more time with nature, God, OR with a friend whose pace is slow, steady, and patient.

Thanks for all the grace you transferred to me over the years, Tommy!

Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”


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