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Purpose: Five Minute Friday

Purpose: Five Minute Friday

About 8 years ago I met a wonderful man of God whose name is Ed Hird. Ed had written a book called Battle for the Soul of Canada, based on 1 and 2 Timothy. As he told me about his book I became impassioned to read it. I wasn’t disappointed. It made me realize that I hadn’t retired – I had become realigned to God’s purpose.


From that time forward I knew that God wanted me to write for Him, to meet others and discuss His Word. I started to blog, to faithfully attend Christian writers’ conferences and God blessed me with new friends and great conversations.

As soon as I read Ed’s book I felt called to write a Bible study to go with it. In the pursuing years I have had it edited a number of times but couldn’t find any way to publish it except by PDF. For a long time I gave it away.

This year I finally had it published with the help of Ruth Snyder in both print edition and Kindle and I couldn’t be happier. Finally I can hold it in my hands, work through the study again myself and discover anew how a Timothea should live.


God showed me my purpose that day and since then He has continued to lead me in new and exciting ways. (tweet this)

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What does the word “purpose” bring to your mind?

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I have been overwhelmed with the things I want to do. There are so many possibilities and I know I can’t do them all.

One of the ways I have been working through this, is to pray for God to give me wisdom and clarity to know what to put in my “inbox”.

I recently had the privilege to read a new book prior to its release called A Life Plan by Michael Hyatt.

When I worked through the exercises it helped me to focus on this huge “inbox” of my daily life.

Being retired one would think that I would have an abundance of time to spend on lots of activities. Yes that is true but the problem is – there are so many tempting notions that we sometimes end up doing nothing worthy of God.

More accurately retirement could be called realignment. After finishing a career of 40-50 hours or more a week, one would assume that would give me that much time to do all those things I feel called upon to do.  It doesn’t seem to work out that way. Why?

Do we need a plan? I do. I hope to find a better way, to use this time as God wants me to. Come along with me while we work this out together.