We’re not here to die, but to live…

“See here,” she said. “Don’t let us talk about dying; I don’t like it. Let us talk about living.”
– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

All preoccupied with warning signs
and symptoms, sickness and dying,
bouncing from one fear to the next –
expecting a crisis around every corner.
This is no way to live.

Death, you are not the boss of me.
My Creator has other plans for me.
Sickness and dying and fear
are not why Love put us here.
We’re not here to die, but to live.
– Karen Molenaar Terrell

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
– Jeremiah 29:11

Were not here to die

What is thy birthright, man,
Child of the perfect One;
What is thy Father’s plan
For His beloved son?
– Emily F. Seal








2 thoughts on “We’re not here to die, but to live…

  1. Hey Karen, it seems like you always have just the right thing I need to read right at that moment. I literally read read your post right after reading a email from a friend that his grandmother had died yesterday. She was nearly your fathers age but she still was so ALIVE, you know. She just sat down in a chair to watch TV and nobody was even sure that she had passed at first. Sort of like they said Mrs Eddys passing was . Very calm and quiet. I really like this post. I listen to the Daily lift everyday that I can , but I am old school and I am probably like you and I love a real book that I can hold in my hand and I always wished that there was one of those daily devotionals for each day of the year that they have with Bible verses for other churches, but have it for Christian Scientists , with verses from Science and Health . I know that would be quiet a job but I believe you would be the perfect person to bring that to life! This one from today would be great in it! Include some of your great photos and I think it would be a best seller!!! Take care, Rick

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