anyone really wake up with the thought that today may be the day they die? Saying
goodbye to your loved one seems so trivial until you look back and realize it
was the last goodbye. Then, it becomes a moment stuck in your memory that had
so much importance… but you did not see it coming. You relive all those last
days over and over again, savoring the countdown remembrance until the last
34 years old, with two sons, six and ten years old, I faced the toughest challenge of my
life and upheld a family tradition of becoming a young widow. Both my
grandmothers and my aunt lost their husbands prematurely, two from car
accidents and one from cancer. I never dreamed I too would continue the custom.
was my husband for 16 and a half years, whom I married at a young and naive 18 years
old. Almost immediately, we traveled the world in a Contemporary Christian
singing group called Sound of Joy. We were full time Christian singers on tour in a greyhound bus, performing in 26…
Like in a relationship with my spouse, the bond is created with time spent in each other's presence and conversation. Without that time together, we begin to fill in the blanks with our own interpretations of their thoughts. Misunderstandings are created with assigning wrong motivations for certain acts. Our insecurities grow, especially when we feel less valuable because other priorities take precedent over our time. Accusations and Fear and then bitterness...seep in and cracks in the bond begin to shake the foundation of a marriage.
If you are not spending personal time with God, does that concern you? Or are you OK with it?
There are no boxes to check to Salvation. You don't have to read your Bible 20 minutes a day and pray before you go to bed, or attend a Church building service to fulfill your duties that stamps you as a Christian.
But, if you are not even doing those small practices, then are you sure you are?
This God thing is not a Cultural Expectation way of belief …