On Sunday Mom and I went to the First Baptist Church in Venice. I enjoy the traditional style and Pastor Tom Hodge gives a great sermon. This past Sunday one very important line jumped out at me. He was preaching about David and Goliath and read a verse from 1st Samuel that began with the words, "One day." After years of normal life, things were going to change for David and in the Bible the verse identifies that transitional kind of event as, "One day."
Wendy and I have had more than a few "One days." Some were days of joy and great blessing. One day we knew the day had come for Carson to be born. However, some were the worst of days. When you have someone you love deployed in a combat role, the possibility of sorrow grows significantly. One day, my daughter in law called and Josh was gone. That day, the world turned upside down. One day a few months later, my brother called and my father had passed away. One day, Wendy's mom had slipped out of awareness and later that day, she passed away. One day, I heard a voice on the radio that wanted a call from interested people in being on the radio. I called and now "5 Minutes at a Time with Kris and Wendy" is a reality.
One day everyone's day will change. I pray your days are changed for the better, but we all know that isn't how it always works. what I know is you can focus 5 minutes at a time and you will survive the hard days and thrive in those that are blessed. Don't waste the joy by missing it and experience the sorrow for that is just the other side of the same coin.
I hope today is the first day of the rest of your life that you stay in the moment and LIVE 5 minutes at a time.