I'm a little behind with my Galatians series posts, and I apologize. I'll have a couple more in the coming week to get it up to date.  It just seems that no matter how much I want it to, time just doesn't slow down!  The last couple weeks have flown by and I've found myself struggling just to keep up. Our group  went to the lake last weekend and had a GREAT time! We ate some awesome steaks(thanks Matt!), played games, enjoyed some time on the lake, and had a great time of worship Sunday morning. It was nice to get away. Then last Tuesday, my wife and I, and some friends went to Cedar Point. Its been 20 years since I had been there. I learned one thing. My mind may be willing, but my body does not respond to the coasters the way it once did! Again just another reminder that time keeps right on rolling along.
   And today marks another reminder of that same time issue. As I write this, I have just finished loading the van with Carissa's (our second oldest daughter) stuff to take to college. And again I find myself sitting here wondering where time has gone. I swear it was just a few months ago that she was wearing that cute orange sweater for her preschool pictures. And I'm sure it was just a few weeks ago that she had that huge grin as she held up her first largemouth bass at the lake.... wait...that was like seven years ago. 
    Oh yeah. Caylan, our oldest, is in Florida right now  with her best friend (and our "adopted" daughter) Dani, enjoying some fun before going back for her second year of college. And again I wonder. Where has time gone?
    Dawn and I just celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary(ice-cream at TasteeTwirl!). Seriously? It can't go that fast! 
    But it does. Time is one of the few things in our lives that never changes. It keeps right on rolling along, and doesn't even hit the brakes. 
    It's this reality that reminds me... We only are alotted a certain precious amount of time, and no-one knows just how much. So live well... love others... and love Jesus. Actually, love Jesus first. Then it's much easier to do the other two.
     And let me encourage you with this. Live with reckless abandon for Jesus. If you sense his leading, DON'T hesitate. JUMP with both feet!  As time marches on, dont let the regret of missed opportunities to serve him creep up on you. The exhilaration of living fully submitted to Him is better than that first big drop on any coaster!


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