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A Pleasant-er Deadline

Choosing Italy’s time and expense over being tied to the desk seems like a no-brainer…until one actually tries to bust loose and jump on the Rome-bound plane.

Deadlines aren’t restricted to work. Tying up personal and professional loose ends before a “vaca”with that final-awful-what-am-I-forgetting feeling can sense as pressure-packed as a work project that’s due on the first of the month.

When I was a kid, we’d have a birthday party or some family event. Over and over, I would grab the vacuum cleaner and furniture polish to beat the buzzer of the guests. But when every last visitor had come and gone, I realized that the deadline of the party was responsible for our house being in better shape than normal.

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Whether it’s prep for a party or a vacation to Italy, we find that we are richer because of that investment. And deadlines have a way of making us extremely efficient. What does that say to us about our life’s final deadline?

Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps… Matthew 25:1-4 NKJV


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