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The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

One day it will be the small things that matter. It is the mundane routine of the daily grind that impacts the distant future. We should not forget that there will be a day when a prayer for someone, a brief conversation about the gospel, and the daily love of those around us are the real things that will shape eternity. Big things like economic collapse, oil prices, pandemics, and even war itself will one day be 100,000-year-old memories. Life’s successes come about in the daily grind, the daily habits, and the daily relationships.

While it is human nature in times like these to turn our minds to rising prices, wars, crime, pandemics, strong political views, and countless other crises, it is our daily, even hourly, ability to turn our minds and hearts to those we interact with moment by moment that will change eternity. How we attend to our children, our grandchildren, our spouses, our parents, our grandparents, those in our care, our friends, our employers, our employees, and even those we don’t care to be around should be our continual focus.

It is important to be informed and have a grasp on the events of the world that impact our current life and future events, but let’s remember that life is gained and lost in the small, seemingly insignificant daily moments. It’s possible and even probable that the most important impact of today’s tragic headlines occurred 60 or so years ago at the family dinner table in the Putin household. It’s even more probable that your impact on eternity occurs in the mundane cadence and routine of your interactions with those closest to you on a daily basis. Love now, right now and make it a habit!

Eric Bowman


Eric Bowman ovalEric is our associate pastor, working with outreach and youth ministry as well as adult discipleship and growth. Eric retired from a 28-year career in public education as a high school band director in 2019 and is now living his lifelong dream as a pastor. Eric and his wife, Diana, continue to live in Henry County where they have been lifetime residents. They "raised" three children and are now making their best attempt at "raising" themselves.

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