By Charles Towne
Ask yourself the following questions each day for the next month.
Have I lived purposely?
Have I loved fully?
Am I there for others?
Am I a genuine friend?
Am I open to change?
Am I open to the spiritual?
Have I made a difference?
who do I style my life after?
Am I generous with my time?
Does my life reflect the love of God?
Am I a good listener?
Can I keep a confidence?
Am I honest in all things?
Do I spend time in prayer?
Do I associate with people that draw me closer to a loving God?
Do I attract others to Jesus?
My Mother once said: “It doesn’t take patience to do what you love to do.” So, by all means, take her advice and find what it is you like to do, and then, by all means, do it.
My wife struggles with Alzheimer’s dementia as well as multiple sclerosis, I am her caregiver. It is probably the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. There have been those times when I was at the end of my rope and I knew I couldn’t hold on for a minute longer, but, well, with God’s blessed help I held on. Believe me, I am a better man because of it.
If you try to hide from the demons of adversity the ravenous little rascals will sniff you out and eat you right down to your socks. But, if you face them head on, armed with the sword of the spirit you will find that they are cowards, every one of them and that they can be vanquished.
Trust God, and make a difference, today
Dear Holy God please, right now, today, this minute, help me to be what you desire me to be. I love you Father and more than anything else I want to follow you in all things. Praise you O glorious one. Amen
Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life.