2013 one Word: NOW–Top Ten Reasons to Live in the NOW

10. Because the past is gone and I can’t do anything about it

9. Because the future isn’t here yet and I don’t have grace for it

8. Because if I live well right now, I am preparing my future, and the one of the next generation

7. Because if I don’t, I waste my now and it will never ever come back

6. Because it is really, really fun

5. Because it is really, really important

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4. Because time goes so fast

3. Because it is the only place where I am really alive

2. Because it is the only place where I can make a difference

1. Because God is here   

What are your top reasons for living in the now? And what are you doing about them?

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#434 Hot cocoa, and coffee, and tea, and all things warm on a cold day! 

#433 The provision of snow tires

#432 Warm soft socks that I can put on after a cold walk

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  1. Hi Barbara
    Reading your post, I thought about the fact that our God lives only in the eternal and when we live in Him, we are always in the Great ” I am” , and not the Great ” I was”, or “will be”. Does it make sense? Visiting from Barbie’s.
    Hugs XX


  2. I could not agree more – living in the now is so important – it helps us to rid ourselves of the burdens of expectation and the aspirations of the future. We can just do, think and express ourselves now.

    I’d love it if you’d link up to my Monday Mantras Inspirational Linkup 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity


  3. Hello, I liked your title a lot! That was a word the Lord spoke to my heart a couple of years ago. It was so freeing!! We only have the NOW.
    Women our multi taskers and we can tend to miss the NOW.
    Thanks for helping others to be aware of this so they wont loose out on precious moments.
    Blessings, Roxy


  4. This is so so true!!! I love it! I have been dealing with living in the now with my baby girl, she grows so fast. And learning to give the stress to Him who cares for us!
    Thanks for this!
    Stopping by from Covered In Grace’s Moday link up!


  5. I’m inspired. It seems like I need this message so often … no matter how hard I try, my mind does go to the future so often. Thank you for this lovely reminder.

    I’m visiting today from the fabulous Miscellany Monday blog hop, and I’m starting my own as well. If you’d like, please feel free to stop by “this little light” and link up. I’d love to have you there!


  6. Glad you linked this up at One Word today. I must have missed it the first go-round. And I need it. Staying an living in the *now* is something I always have to remind myself of. Even as I concentrate on my One Word: Jesus, this year, I continue to add the word *now* when I meditate on him. Jesus is in my NOW. Always now. Thanks, Barbara!


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