I’m writing today as a contributor to the Christian Writers Blog Chain. Our theme for this month is “Memory.” Christianwriters.com is an excellent place to network if you’re a Christian writer or author.
I believe there is a connection between our memories and everlasting. Our memory is one of the fascinating abilities of the human mind. The ability to store knowledge and images and recall them years later is a true gift… these memories are a collection of people, places, feelings, sounds and smells that we’ve encountered… they make us all unique.
I think it’s kind of neat that our memory is more than just what we’re leaving behind. We all have a place in everlasting, right? Like the pieces of a puzzle fitting together perfectly… if God really wanted this place to be any different from the way it is don’t you think maybe He would have done just that? I try to think of our past and the memories as a continuous or fused process with the future and everlasting. Everything fits together seamlessly in His perfect way. This concept or connection that I’m suggesting is simply carrying forward the impressions that we’ve made in the past… through cause and effect… to the impact they have on the future, or everlasting.
I would like to leave behind a lasting memory that is good and one that people will say he did a good job of walking in Jesus’ footsteps. Not someone who was perfect, but someone who God used in a powerful way.
How we live our lives will determine how we are remembered.
What we do now DOES matter… every day… and for the future, too.
This Is A Love Story… yep, that’s my story. It’s been almost a year since I wrote anything about it… unless you can read between the lines here at I’m Just Thinkin’. A lot of what I write here is my daily journey.
Sometimes it seems like the harder we work for God the more difficult the evil one makes it for us.
It’s sort of funny because I actually became a believer later in life… I was baptized on March 5, 2000, at Neptune Baptist Church by Pastor Tom Bary. Interestingly, life seemed to get an order of magnitude more challenging after that. Sounds strange, doesn’t it?
Yes, I’ve worked in some beautiful places… at the same time I’ve seen a few trains run off the track too (in a manner of speaking…)!
My life can be pretty ho-hum sometimes… and on other days you wouldn’t believe me if I told you…
Most of all, it truly seems like a tug-of-war between good and evil. Remember Raggedy Ann? Yep, I’m feeling her pain when she’s the object of affection of two kids at the same time!
I guess one of the most meaningful things that I can carry from memory to everlasting is that I feel like my children love and respect me for who I am. I try my best to just be real. That’s about the best way to sum it up. No ulterior motive… just a pretty simple kid at heart trapped inside what the HB tells me is an attractive shell. My girls tell me they’re proud of me. That brings a tear to my eye…
Memory… so much more that what I am leaving behind…
We all have a place in everlasting…
What do you most want to leave behind / have a place in everlasting?