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Trim as a word in general has a lot of meanings.  For the sake of analogy, three definitions stand out to me: 1) the woodwork or other material detailing the finish of a building.  2) to free of excess or extraneous matter by cutting.  3)  to adjust (as a surfboard) for horizontal movement or for motion upward or downward in the face of a wave using the rails, fin and body position in conjunction.  My favorite one is of course the surfing description, but all of them display an effort to move toward a desired destination or end product.  Life is in the details — part of it is knowing where you want to go and part of it is the pure enjoyment of the ride.  It’s interesting to see that along the way, if we pay attention, we discover what we really need and what can be “trimmed” away to arrive where God intends.  I’m a husband, a surfer, a builder, a designer, and an aspiring drummer who is trying to fine tune my own journey, experience new things, and share any tricks I learn along the way.

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  1. joshstephens permalink

    Hey Hal!
    Thanks for sharing all of the tricks you have learned along the way. I’m so blessed to have someone like you in my life to speak wisdom into me and to show me what it looks like to seek God in the good times and in the hard ones. You’re an awesome friend, mentor, and adopted grandpa (I mean older brother).
    Love ya!

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