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Friday, February 1, 2013

February In The Now!

FEBRUARY - A month to remember that faith is the evidence of things not seen.
The bleakness of winter . . . the barrenness of the trees . . . the bone-chilling temperatures . . .
only serve to remind us of the inevitability of inconstancy and the certainty of change.
The trees will bud again
. . . the birds will sing again
. . . the sky will be blue again.
A whole living creation still exists under the frozen earth, even though it is invisible.

Build a fire, wear a sweater, shovel the snow . . . but remember that you’ll be warm again.

Don’t be moved by what you see . . .

Don’t be moved by what you feel . . .

We walk by faith and not by sight . . .

We look at the unseen things that are eternal . . .

To everything there is a season . . .

Change is coming soon . . . go put on a T-shirt and a pair of shorts!
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.  It’s our handle on what we can’t see.... 
(Hebrews 11:1 The Message)
Fron 'A YEAR IN THE NOW',  available at www.jimswilleybooks.com and on amazon.com


  1. Admittedly, it's taken me a while to post any thoughts too, but for the record, I've been missing the discussion we used to have here (and the playlist, btw...hmmm, maybe it's here, and I've just been checking in too much with my phone...note to self, check it out)

    Anyway, "faith is the evidence".
    That keeps coming up for me lately. Faith in the dream hasn't faded away from apathy, been covered up by the c--p, stomped by the boots-made-for-walkin', elimated by the lack, blown out by the change...

    So, I'm being told--as I said, told repeatedly from various communication avenues--that this faith is the evidence. I like how "faith is the evidence" feels personal-and-yet-universal, all at the same time.

    Ok...got it...the dream...it's here...now.

    We have the evidence.

  2. Happy 5th Birthday, BLOGINTHENOW2!