Carpe Diem


Life is a Mystery with Love at the core.

(Listen to my song “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Ecclesiastes 3:1-2,4

There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, a time to uproot the plant. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.


What a rich experience to be human!

Life is a magnificent gift with a broad spectrum of deep experiences that will all lead us to wholeness (also known as salvation)…if we allow ourselves to be present to each experience.

For when we are present to each moment…we are present to the Divine Presence.

Be open to how God is at work in these experiences.

As author and retreat leader Paula D’Arcy said, “God comes to you disguised as your life.”

Life is a journey of ups and downs.

You can’t have the mountaintops without the valleys.

What is the main struggle that you are dealing with now?

If it is death or hardship…bring it to the foot of the cross where Jesus is waiting to comfort you in your suffering.

If it is a time of joy…bring it to the Resurrected Christ to celebrate.

Jesus will gladly accompany us on our journeys.

Pray with him in the Garden of Gethsemane and be consoled. Dance with him at the wedding at Cana and be lifted.

Jesus said he is “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6).

He will lead you to the fullness of life here and now…and for all eternity.


Listen to the song of the day “How Magnificent, Wondrous and Glorious” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTune by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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