Living Life Now


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Sometimes doing nothing helps us find our greatest something.

Winnie the Pooh

My grandson and I went to see the movie Christopher Robin yesterday.
Spoiler alert you will need tissues for about the first 10 minutes.
Christopher Robin is all grown up now.
He has a wife and a child and a job that is demanding and takes a lot of his time.
After disappointing his wife and daughter with the news that he will not be able to go on their weekend holiday, Christopher explains that “it’s necessary to work all those hours for a better future life.”
Mrs. Robin replies
“Don’t wait to live a better life someday
This is your life
You are living it right now
It’s right in front of you.”
As I sat in a theater on Tuesday afternoon with my little guy, when I could have been doing so many other things her statement touched my heart deeply and reminded me of what’s really important.
Life consists of a series of moments many and few. Some of those moments only come around once
But we should take the time to enjoy all of them. Live the life that is right in front of us.
Those who love us will not remember us for our accomplishments at work or even by how much we were able to provide for them even though hopefully they will appreciate it.
No they will remember us for the time we spent with them.
I needed to be reminded of that.
Maybe today you do as well.
Life is to be lived today.

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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