One more day

Posted by tom | Oct 8, 2005

"The truth is, Mitch, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live . . . if you really listen to that bird on your shoulder, if you accept that you can die at any time -- then you might not be as ambitious as you are" (Tuesdays w/Morrie, pp.82-3).

Several people have asked me how I (Tom) carry on w/all of the difficulties we have have faced as a family. Although Morrie's encouragement to embrace our fragility is courageous, I have more resonance w/day by day dependence upon God and the people of God.

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Dave Bailey's One More Day, alongside the Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23, began to articulate this for me during Elise Faith's brief life and found an even deeper resonance during my cancer treatment. His work was birthed by living day by day in Christ through the treatment of a malignant brain tumor, click here for his bio. We would encourage you to take a moment to browse his site and reflect upon some of his songs.

In particular, don't miss:

  • Another holy Morning
  • If I had Another

 

May the words bless you as they do our family.

Note:  We soaked in David's music in a concert in October 2005.  It was our third time at the performance of this fellow Grove City College alum and he continues to be heard around the house ...

Update 10/18/2011: Dave Bailey (February 26, 1966 – October 2, 2010).

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    To live not just day to day, but moment to moment and to enjoy those moments even when things don't go as we planned. To live in the moment - that seems to be what you (Tom) are getting at - and Dave Bailey. Thanks for the reminder - Moira

    Posted by Moira Levant, Oct 8 2005, 20:00
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