Over the last few months, I've thought a lot about my life and what it will mean when the lights dim and the final curtain falls. Death happens to someone every day, and even though I’m not sick now, I could be dead before morning. Will I have impacted anyone at all?
In a discussion with my dad last night, I mentioned that life is filled with so many distractions. Instead of seeking quiet moments of solitude, where God can speak to my hushed heart, I gravitate toward noise and busyness. Radios. Televisions. Cooking. Shopping. Facebook. You name it. Going and doing. Seeing and saying. Making time for everything except silence.
As 2010 unfolds, I want to use my hours more wisely, not allowing this life—and all its alluring trinkets—to become my focus, my passion, what drives me every day. I want to close the door on outside forces, make time for looking upward and focus on things that will truly matter when the final curtain falls. ♦
The gorgeous sunrise picture was taken by my twin Dayle.