This one word has captured my attention, challenged my thoughts, and wants to change my actions.

Our family had an incredibly heartbreaking loss last week as my daughter-in-love passed on to be with her Heavenly Father. She was a perfectly healthy 32 year old who was about to give birth to their first son, when they discovered she had permpartum cardiomyopathy. The doctors performed an emergency C-Section and Rhythm was born perfectly healthy. However, Courtney’s heart continued to weaken, and despite all the medical efforts to strengthen her heart, she lost the battle of life here on earth.

While we were staying with my son and brand new grandson after the loss of Courtney we stayed in an Air B & B. The car in the driveway had ONELIFE on the license plate and every evening and every morning I saw this word. It went deep into my mind and down into my soul.

As I also celebrated a rather significant birthday while staying there the Lord put on my mind…”I have given you a gift, the gift of ONELIFE.”

When I “heard” that, in light of everything else I was experiencing that week, I realized the it was God’s way of reminding me that I don’t know the number of my days. I began to think of how I take my life for granted, and am I really living fully in the ways God has for me?


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