james4-14“Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow,

you are just a vapor that appears for a little while

and then vanishes away.”

James 4:14

 

 

 

Last week alone I heard of adults struggling with aging parents, the deaths of three children in a house fire, and a young father whose cancer has mercilessly returned.

 

There are no guarantees offered for our tomorrows. We can’t know what our life will be like tomorrow. What we do know is our life today. And today is where we put our focus to help us through our tomorrows.

 

Holidays are great for festive fun but rich with sorrow for those no longer with us. The temptation is great to allow the memories of those no longer here to take over the festive fun with those still here.

 

Even as I wrote about my year without Mom, I have found myself rich in memories for all she gave me to pass on to those in my life today. I will not claim that these great memories ease the pain of losing her. I will claim, however, that focusing on these memories has eased the intensity of the pain in losing her.

 

What can we do with a tomorrow that doesn’t turn out like we plan? We can embrace each moment of our today.

 

How do we embrace each of today’s moments?

  • Live in harmony today.
  • Laugh together today
  • Love like Jesus today.

 

Beat the tomorrow you have no control over by living Deeper Still today.