The Best Reason To Choose


I’m in tears watching this video I shot three years ago of my oldest son, Danny, singing Steven Curtis Chapman’s song “I Will Be Here.” As you listen you can hear Rachel, who was 12 at the time, making comments about her brother (“D” and “Hi, DD” and “Bye, DD”). A precious recording to match precious memories. 

Life is precious for all of us. We need to make the most of the time we have.

We need to choose to

Live engaged.

Live intentional.

Live grateful.

Live love(d). [←Tweet this.]

You are precious, too.

Believe it and choose to live in grace as a beloved child of God.

The Lord will be there.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Reflection: How are you choosing to live engaged, intentional, grateful, and love(d)?

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

4 comments on “The Best Reason To Choose
  1. Abby says:

    This is a beautiful post and reminder that we have a choice of whether or not to engage with the world around us, in our own lives, with our children, etc. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the video to play but I’m sure it was a great rendition made more precious by your daughter’s commenting. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

    • Julie Sunne says:

      I’m sorry, Abby. I think I was tweaking the post while you were trying to watch the video. If you do try again and it doesn’t work, please let me know. Blessings.

  2. Jedidja says:

    Thank you for your encouragement. I am glad with it.

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