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This Is Your Time

Life is short. Time slips. Days pass. Years fade. Life ends. And what we came to do must be done while there is time. ~ Max Lucado Driving along a lonely two-lane road in the middle of Nowhere, Tennessee I spotted a small, fenced-in cemetery randomly placed in the middle of a seemingly endless uncut field. At first I passed it by, dismissing it as meaningless scenery. But as I drove on, I felt the unmistakable urge to turn around and take a closer look. I’m glad I did. The world seemed different the moment I stepped from my car. I felt unwelcome as the wind rushed through the trees and the screams of birds grew louder with my every …

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Make Your Mark

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we left behind.” – C.S. Lewis In the summer of 1974, in a small neighborhood in Saginaw, Michigan, my dad and our neighbor decided to connect their driveways by paving over a muddy patch of land that was already being used for parking. After the new pad was poured, leveled and smoothed, Dad let my sister, brother and me write our names in it. Carrie, Chris and Curt 1974. It would endure forever. Nearly 40 years later, I’m standing in that exact spot. I bend down, brush some loose dirt and a stray leaf aside, and I see that our names have become nearly unrecognizable. Time has weathered away the mark …