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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sacred

One day after my 52nd birthday (a blessing not lost on me), I arose mindful after a day of excess to my desire to restore balance. I earned a tomorrow.  I was grateful for that blessing, as my schedule included attending a funeral later in the day. The women whose life we were celebrating struggled with depression and saw no other choice but to take her life.

There is no divide between secular and sacred.
Do the things you love, do them well.
Enjoying God is the strongest proof that the gospel is real and enough
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He whispered SACRED to my heart. Awareness can make almost anything a sacred act of worship....in this case, caring for the temple God blessed me to inhabit and nurturing it both for its upkeep AND as an act of gratitude and obedience. Sacred was making time to be a goodly steward of my time and my life, being grateful in all things.

I am no Levite, but it is my desire to live a life set aside for holiness. Almost any action can be sacred when done with a heart of service and worship unto God. 

After coffee and my walk with the dog, it was time for yoga. Stretching slowly, listening to my body, balancing, breathing and focusing on release, I breathed in Grace and exhaled my prayers.  I’d planned to walk to the funeral; the church was small and the lot wasn’t likely to accommodate the number of people anticipated…and the exercise and the cool air were good gifts and opportunities to be thankful.

I earned a tomorrow, but I’m neither waiting nor wasting. Our present is all we have, and even that is not promised. I choose to worship God in all things at all times. At the end of my day, He sent one final reminder, in the words of my friend Alia Joy Hagenbach crafting a message she had NO idea I needed to hear…

There is no divide between secular and sacred. Do the things you love, do them well. Enjoying God is the strongest proof that the gospel is real and enough.

Allelujah and Amen.





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