Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"Forever is composed of nows. " Emily Dickinson

There is much truth in that poem Ms. Dickinson.

Today does affect the future, I know that for sure. How will my nows affect my forevers?

1 Timothy 4:8 informs us,
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” I think that Emily had it right when she said that forever is composed of nows. This has had me thinking over the past few days. Not only has it strengthened my want for godliness, it has also made me realize that today is gone as soon at tomorrow comes. How many times a day do I chase the things that won't last forever? I want to start living for forever!

Speaking of nows and forevers I attended my very first Pilates class over my lunch hour today. Because the Savoy Rec Center is small I was the only person who showed up. It turned into more of a personal training session than a class, which I thought was pretty awesome. I am all about staying in shape and working out and who doesn't like to exercise with their shoes off? I am hoping that it will get much more advanced in the future, I am always up for a challenge.

In other now and forever news, Matt and I have an appointment with a realtor this evening to look at a few houses. I am so ready to be a homeowner it isn't even funny. I am a little apprehensive just because it makes Champaign a little more permanent for us, at least for a little while. I just want to be sure that this is where God wants us. Keep us in your prayers!


amyjoy said...

a house! how exciting. brent and i are going to be in champaign friday night, what are you guys up to?

Anonymous said...

That so exciting that your looking at houses! I remember how nervous I was when we started looking because I wasnt sure if this was where we were supposed to be...but once we walked through our home God brought a peace about it and I knew! And isnt pilates great?!? I just have a few DVDs that I do on my own but I love them...I can tell a huge difference. Good luck house hunting!