Let me report in to my fellow former procrastinators. I did take care of that “next thing to facilitate” task I mentioned. I established ONE place to go for information, invitations, instructions that we need “in the now.” I was prompted to tend to this when a wedding invitation arrived with its time, place, and hotel info.
We didn’t need anything fancy just something readily accessible. I thought a shallow box with a top would serve well. Instead, I found an old magazine storage box that has 5 complete sides. One of the narrow sides is open. So I stand the box on its opposite “spine” – open side up – and slide it into a kitchen cabinet. I dropped the wedding info into it where I can easily retrieve it when needed. That’s now our “Current Ops” file for easy access.
How nice if everything were so easy to solve or fix!
In our state we can work on some not-so-easy challenges this week. We have another salt and light opportunity to vote. Maybe you do too. Unfortunately, the years that are not presidential elections are easy to let slip by. Somehow they don’t seem as important. That’s a serious misconception! Let’s not be deceived!
When an election is locally focused, there is a huge opportunity to make a difference with our vote, time, and services. The outcome of local elections – school board, law enforcement, representatives – has a huge impact on our daily lives and directly relates to what happens on a larger scale as a community speaks up about how it will conduct business.
Let’s remember Pastor Tony Evans’ advice to think through our votes this way: write down the issues, write down what scripture says about each, write down the candidates and their positions. Cast your vote according to who lines up with the light of God’s Word.
Though it’s inconvenient and takes time, let’s be diligent as salt and light in our local communities by voting.
Oversimplified, maybe some folks in the current operations box of your community need to be removed and replaced by others. Maybe some need to be kept. The box is in your care.
How can we diligently tend the box?