A Blessing for 2015
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In the Kingdom, there is no waiting. There is only now.
The time to be fully awake and fully alive is now.
The time to abide in Christ and to live passionately in love is now.
The time to live in God’s presence and let God be “all in all” is now, in this moment.
And now, in this moment too.
And now …
—From Present Perfect, Page 151.
May each “now” of your 2015 be full of the awareness that God is present.
When does our story end? Greg talks about suicide and praying for the dead. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0414.mp3
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