I wanted to share this here as a personal commitment to myself - a way for me to put on record what I intend to accomplish. The heart attack mentioned below happened in Sep. of 2020 and I cancelled my WPSN sub in Nov of that year. I've done nothing to correct my life choices until today. I don't think it's too late for a change but I think I need to change before it's too late - lol. Here is my YouTube comment to John's "Sword Drawn ... " video there... Thanks
It's probably a bad analogy but a fish will not jump into the boat - one must present bait where the fish can find it.
I fell from a virtuous life - former US Marine, beautiful wife and children, great career - to - diabetes, heart attack, spending time on stuff that has the least value of all of my choices. I'm 65 and most everyone dear to me has passed on while I sit and wait for my turn. I want my real (aka virtuous Christian) life back and I think I just found that morsel of wisdom right here.
Although I'm former Marine and can probably push through a major overhaul all at once, I do not want to fail at a needed transformation. I quit smoking (cold turkey) after 40+ years of 2-pack-per-day stupidity so I know I have intention, capability, and will but I am going to approach a transformation slowly by going back to church, walking a mile or two instead of watching YouTube (I'll switch back to WPSN - lol), eating things that are not wrapped in cellophane as my main meal, etc ... small but high-value, high-benefit steps.
I'll let you know how it goes but I believe God made me pick this video today - he always seems to know what I need, if I listen and interpret life as opportunities to nurture my soul, my path, and my virtues.
Death should be a surprise one prepares for - not something one waits for.
Thank you John. I'm hooked and, unlike the fish above, I'll the courage to stay hooked.