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be intentional


There have been a recent string of deaths of people who in different ways touched my life.  Some weren’t people that I new well, but I interacted with each of them in different ways.

A couple of them have died so young.  It really made me think about how important it is to to make the best of my time here on earth.

Life is a tender delicate string of reality that we cling to.  

I heard someone say, “We make the most out of our time when we have the least to spare.”  That is true for me.  When I only have a few minutes before someone is coming over, it’s amazing how much I can quickly get done around the house.  I used to write daily for 15 minutes.  Sometimes I was able to get more done in those focused 15 minutes than the other times when I had an hour or two to spare.

For the past couple of years, I have picked a word for the year.  This year my word is intentional.  This word coincides with how I have been feeling lately.  I want to be more intentional with how I spend my time, with the food I put in my mouth, with keeping up in my relationships with others, and with what I spend my money on.

In life, I don’t want to live with regrets.  I want to Be Intentional.



Tomorrow is Sanctity of Life Sunday.  I am a bit nervous because I will be speaking to my church and explaining the post abortion ministry I’m a part of.  When I was preparing for this, I remembered a story told to us by Pat Layton (who wrote the Bible Study “Surrendering the Secret”).

There was a pastor who wanted to help Pat with the abortion ministry.  He decided to have a luncheon and invited every pastor he could think of.  Pat warned him, because she knew how people tend to shy away from anything having to do with abortion.  They are scared to take a stand.

Well, he came to the luncheon and no one showed up.  He was so upset, he went home, took out a map and began coloring in the states.  The next morning he preached to his congregation and showed them the map.  Based on the number of reported abortions, he had a map that represented all the states that would have been lost to abortion since 1973.  All these states would be wiped out.  It’s amazing to me that we have lost so much, but we still turn our head.