Daily Post #47

Be Present: We have all heard this a million times, but hearing and doing are two different things. The present moment is a razor-thin slice of time between a long past and an infinite future. Some waste the present focused on the past. Some waste the present focused on the future. Jason Mraz, a song artist, has a really catchy and powerful line for being present: “Be where your feet are.” It is okay to revisit the past. It is okay to plan, set goals, and have dreams for the future. But the past is gone, the future is not yet, and tomorrow is not guaranteed. What do you have? Today. To be more specific, you have this minute and this hour. Be where your feet are. Don’t just make the coffee, but shut your eyes and enjoy the smell. Don’t just listen to your kid, but get down on a knee and look them in the eye as if to say, “There is nothing else in the world that matters to me right now.”

Two Bible Verses that Our Family is Memorizing Right Now:

(Philippians 4:13) Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

(Psalms 3:5) I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

The Type of Headline that the Church Needs More Often:

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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