Getting busy

So… yeah… I’ve been busy. What’s new? With as much as I’ve attempted to cut out of my life over the past few years so I could have more hours each week to relax and enjoy life… just seems there are others filling in those voids. But, I’d have to say that those things that have been and continue to be added to my life are usually exceedingly awesome compared to those things that have been squeezed off as I venture down the narrow path. So, it’s all good :)

Being “off” physically for about 10 days following the Super Bowl seemed to throw a wrench in things. Didn’t get to the gym much; didn’t have much energy; had to sleep more (which I did sometimes and not others)… But the remaining .25% of unhealthiness I took with me up to Au Sable over the weekend vanished in the fresh air of northern Michigan… or vanished in the blessing of Christian fellowship… or vanished in response to persistent prayer. Whichever reason gives God more glory, I’m good with. Ultimately, I’m simply grateful it’s gone. I had a fever Feb. 4 and 5, but it broke the night of the 5th, with me waking up at about 2:30 to very wet sheets and pillows. Noting the uncomfortable environment, even in my grogginess, I abandoned my bed for my couch and slept the rest of the night away. So, the chills were gone, but a runny nose and cough persisted. The last 3 or 4 days my runny nose stopped running, but I still had congestion and an annoying cough.

Anyway, enough talk about sickness–an issue Jesus already settled.

There’s lots of things I could talk about but don’t have time to get into. I’m part-way through about 5 books right now and all of them have notable material to discuss. I recently finished an eye-opener called Needless Causalities of War by John Paul Jackson. It’s about understanding our authority and recognizing boundaries in spiritual warfare. It’s a quick read and I recommend it.

I’m really excited about my current book of focus: God’s Unfolding Battle Plan, by Chuck Pierce. It details what awaits the Bride the next seven years and what it looks like to be prepared for the trials and tribulations that are coming. The Lord’s been stirring my heart to grow in understanding of prophecy, and eschatology in particular, so I think this book, which I purchased several months ago, is going to be a real timely one for me.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

2 replies on “Getting busy”

Have you decided what you are going to do on the 29th?
About your comment: At least I am getting to a point where it is more of a memory then something that is a fresh wound in my life. I think it was funny now, but going through it…I don’t wish it on anyone. Needless to say, I will just have to add it to the book I am writing (or planning to write). Because you can’t make this kind of stuff up! It was probably a blessing in disguise and I am calling it that. My new place is so much nicer and calm and critter free!

Hi Joel! I saw your mom at a Bible Study and asked about you…there’s so much to update you, as you can imagine since Katie is a senior this year! We always think of you with fondness as we remember what a positive influence you were on the kids. Briefly, Justin is a pilot at WMU in his 3rd year(he’s 21). He loves flying, drums for His House, and enjoys college life as he shares a big old house in K-zoo w/5 other guys! Next year he will room with a cousin, who presently attends WMU as a freshman. Jessi just switched to Art as her major at GVSU – she started as an advertising major with her strong writing and art skills, but just wasn’t happy there. So she’s loving painting! She lives with 3 other gals and is going to Tahiti over spring break w/Campus Ministries (She’ll be 20 soon). Katie has been blessed with a fabulous singing voice – truly a gift! She’s singing in the All-state Honors Choir on May 10 at WMU…only 3 kids in the history of Bad Axe High School have ever made it there (by audition)! Presently looking at colleges for her – so many choices (She’s 18 now). Consequentially, my life has changed incredibly since my kids were my career. But it’s all good. Much love in Christ, Sheri Lynn

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