Valid Points on ARCHITECT of IDEAS Retirement

Valid Points on ARCHITECT of IDEAS Retirement

Organizing my life with Questions about Writing:

Writing is an extension of preaching ministry
Writing is preaching made more permanent.

Writing helps and blesses others.

I am a teacher of Wisdom; I inform. I learn and then share information. My nature.
Writing protects me from having to give very long explanations.

Writing is an extension of my codependency, my desire to influence others for good and to gain control (leadership).

Sermons, Devotions, QNQS Posts.
Books – monographs.
Fiction can inform and teach wisdom.

I write to myself, for my neighbors, colleagues and friends, for my followers (there are few), especially United Methodists, and for anyone who will listen.

Tiny Habits Anchor: ?
B: Open, read and respond to one post daily.




In music, a coda ([ˈkoːda]) (Italian for “tail”, plural code) is a passage that brings a piece (or a movement) to an end. Technically, it is an expanded cadence. It may be as simple as a few measures, or as complex as an entire section.[1]

In Western musical theory, a cadence (Latin cadentia, “a falling”) is “a melodic or harmonic configuration that creates a sense of resolution [finality or pause].”[1] A harmonic cadence is a progression of (at least) two chords that concludes a phrase, section, or piece of music.[2] A rhythmic cadence is a characteristic rhythmic pattern that indicates the end of a phrase.[3]

Charles Burkhart suggests that the reason codas are common, even necessary, is that, in the climax of the main body of a piece, a “particularly effortful passage”, often an expanded phrase, is often created by “working an idea through to its structural conclusions” and that, after all this momentum is created, a coda is required to “look back” on the main body, allow listeners to “take it all in”, and “create a sense of balance.”[4]

Valid Points

1. Parable of the Talents
Don’t bury what you have been given.
Take risks. Be vulnerable.
Do not bury what you have received.

Matthew 25:16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more. 17 So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant!

2. Humbly wait to be noticed.
Do not agitate for attention. Do not push or sell.
Let God manage the process.
Let God draw attention to your work.
Talk and teach anyone who is interested, without limit.
Do not bury what you have received.

Luke 14:10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

3. Shake the dust off your feet and walk away if they won’t listen.
Move on. Invest no more time and effort.
They fully had their chance. You provided an open opportunity.
Do not bury what you have received.

Matthew 10:13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. 15 Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomor’rah than for that town.

… 38 and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. 40 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me. 41 He who receives a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

4. Plus …
Proverbs 3:5-6:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Proverbs 6:6-8:
“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.”

Proverbs 13:16:
“Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.”

Proverbs 21:5:
“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

Proverbs 24:27:
“Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.”

Luke 14:28:
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”

Proverbs 10:4-5:
“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes the rich . He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”

Proverbs 21:5:
“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

Luke 12:15:
“And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Luke 12:34:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

1 Corinthians 3:8:
“He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.”

1 Corinthians 15:58:
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

Proverbs 12:11 NIV Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

Proverbs 28:19 NIV Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 16:9 A man’s mind plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established.


Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.


If you write more than a million words
… no one may read them.
Write them anyway.

If you write wisdom, able to solve widespread human problems
… no one may read them.
No one may be aware of these solutions.
No one may be aware of you at all.
All may choose a path of ignorance.
Like John Galt, your motor may lie undiscovered in the ruins.
Create anyway. Build it anyway. Write it anyway.

You may live and die while others ignore your truth.
Write the truth anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and no one may notice.
That’s the way the world works.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.


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