Be Here & Now

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From the desk of Laura Lange,

When I was younger, I remember awaiting my sixteenth birthday very impatiently. I think everyone can relate to the excitement of a driver’s license at that age…

Waiting for a ride home was not fun.

Then, sixteen rolls around, and I can’t wait to turn 18… 21…

I found myself always looking to the next season.

Where are you in life right now?

You may be….

Navigating a new marriage, attending university, raising little humans at home, sending your kids off to college, starting your career, etc.

Do you find yourself wishing that you were somewhere else?

We are all human. It happens to all of us.

I’ve spent a lot of my life wishing I was somewhere else, and I still find myself there sometimes.

We often are looking to the future because we become so unsatisfied with the present.

However, if we are constantly looking forward to the next season, we may miss out on the fruits of our current one.

The beautiful thing is…

God put us in each season of our lives for a reason, and each one of them are necessary for Him to form our hearts and minds.

Lately, the struggle of being present has been touched on in some of my conversations with others. I’ve come to know that most of us struggle to embrace where we are right now, so I wanted to provide a little resource to help combat that:

If you feel unsatisfied with your current season, I invite you to practice these following tips from Fr. Mike Schmitz. His full video is linked below, and I encourage you to give it a listen <3

  1. Identify the season you are in versus the one that you want to be in.
  2. Be patient with the fact that you are growing – If you were in the season that you are
    wishing for, would you truly be ready to be there?
  3. Be active: do the work of today – not tomorrow (what are things you can be working on
    right now to get ready for the next season?)
  4. Be aware of God’s presence. He comes in the present moment.


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