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Enjoying the Now

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
Omar Khayyam

 

The now, this present moment, is difficult. Burying someone you love is never easy.

But here I am in Trinidad visiting and supporting my cousin as we lay her husband to rest. He was a good man who loved the Lord and will be missed.  Yet, the time we have been able to spend together as a family is amazing as many of us come together – after lots of years apart – for this sad event.

Christmas like every other season comes whether we are alive or dead, happy or sad, alone or with others. My advice? Let’s make every effort to enjoy every single moment of every single day, because only the NOW in life is a given.  Hope you’ll agree 🙂

 

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“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”
Romans 14:8

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When Christmas is not a Happy Time

 

Christmas tree with gifts

 

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11:23-26

“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”
— C. S. Lewis

“Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning.”
— Carrie Jones
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I am totally paranoid about posting regularly to my blog and keeping in touch. I didn’t think I could go for one day without checking on my stats, seeing who loved my words enough to leave a comment, or agonizing over what I should focus on for my next post. Yet I have struggled to even turn on my laptop since I got ‘the’ call one week ago.

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This Season Remember: Someone Somewhere is Hungry

 

“Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.”
Jonathan Sacks

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Have you ever been really really hungry? So hungry it made you feel physically ill? Hungry enough to be worried about where your next meal is coming from, especially if you haven’t eaten for the last 24 hours? Continue reading