Somebody I went to high school passed away this week. He was just 51 years old. I don't know the specifics because he was a year ahead of me and we just didn't run in the same circles, so we were never close, but hearing the news still hit me pretty hard.
It's hard not to contemplate James 4:14: "What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." We are not promised tomorrow. Or even tonight. We can only count on having this moment, at least in the earthly sense. And this moment counts for eternity.
If you want to dig into this topic from a theological perspective, R.C. Sproul wrote this fantastic essay in 1977: Right Now Counts Forever.
Now, let's get to this week's thoughts about slowing down and living deeper:
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Lee Warren is a freelance writer and editor who has written twelve non-fiction books, one novella and hundreds of articles for various newspapers and magazines as well as edited more than 50 books that currently appear in print. He's a fan of NASCAR, baseball, tennis, books, movies and coffee shops.