The "Word For the Day" email from A Network for Grateful Living this morning..."We have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but today is overflowing with potential." ~Allan Lokos That is a simple and straight forward reminder of the way I try to live life. Did you read Pastor Dave's blog posting for this past Wednesday? All about the light of Christ shining through the darkness of the world and our personal trials and tragedies. 

I recently returned from a road trip to Illinois. This is a route we/I have taken nearly 50 times in the past 28 years of living in CO. Visiting my parents at the home they have lived since I was 10 brings me a sense of peace I don't get anywhere else, or at least not in that same way. I spent quality time with my brother, visiting on the front porch of what was my grandparents' "retirement home" until my brother and his wife moved in this winter. It's hard living 1000 miles away from my parents, especially as they get older. Knowing that my brother is just across the road now, has lifted a weight off my shoulders that I didn't realize was so heavy. Visits with many old friends, some of which are experiencing dark times of their own...I pray for them to feel the warmth of God's light as he walks with them through the dark times.

After I returned home, I learned of the tragic accident of the Walters family. The same stretch of road I had been on 2 days previous to their accident. I'm sure they have made that trip, on that same road, many times to visit family in Nebraska. I pray that they feel the warmth of God's light and love as they walk through the darkness of grief and change that surely lies ahead.

"We have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but today is overflowing with potential."  ~Allan Lokos

Andrea Heshmati

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