Time to Kill: An Excerpt

~from our Daily Bread.

ImageWalk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. -Colossians 4:5

Author and lecturer John Erskine declared that he Learned the most valuable lesson of his life when he was 14 years old. His piano teacher asked him how much he practiced. he replied that he usually sat at the instrument for an hour or more at a time. “Don’t do that” warned the teacher, “When you grow up, time won’t come to you in long stretches like that. Practice in minutes wherever you can find them- 5 or 10 minutes before going to school, a few after lunch. Sandwich them in between chores. Spread the practice throughout the day, and music will be a part of your life.”

Erskinw stated later that by following this advice he was able ti live a fulfilled life as a creative writer, in addition to his regular duties as an instructor. He wrote nearly all Helen of Troy, his most famous work, on street cars while commuting between his home and his university.

How can you make good use of your spare moment?Consider carrying a bible or a devotional booklet with you. Use the time to read, or to pray, or to write a note of encouragement or admonition to some needy soul.

Beware of wasting the present. Instead of killing time, redeem your spare moments today.

~Henry Bosch

p.s. able to read this cause i had time to kill.


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