Posts Tagged ‘death’

Time’s Not Afraid To Fly

In Life Around Me, Mission Statement, Try this, You HAVE to on January 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm

“Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror.  It’s passing, yet I’m the one who’s doing all the moving,” Martin Amis, Money. Martin’s featured character/narrator in his 1984 novel gets it right as he ponders the frightening pace of life rolling right on by.  Time rarely seems to stand still long enough for us to figure out which moves more rapidly – the hands of Father Time or the feet with which we walk in and out of the shadows of sunrises and sunsets.

Time’s not afraid to fly.  Life doesn’t wait for us to give it the green light… Read the rest of this entry »

How will you write the story of your life?

In Hear this, Life Around Me, Music, People that Rock, Ponder this, You HAVE to on September 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

my lifeLive every day like it’s your last. Have we heard this enough yet?  What has to happen in each of our lives for it to sink it.  Some people can watch the struggles of others and understand this mantra.  Others have to experience the pain and loss themselves.

A couple years back an upstanding man in my church was struggling with cancer.  The church rallied around the family in the last months, weeks, and hours of his life.  At the time I was a youth group leader and it was the Christmas season.  A group of the leaders, youth and their families went to his house to raise his spirits.  We stood outside with candles and and the lyrics to Christmas carols and began to sing. Read the rest of this entry »

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