“The present moment is all that is real.
The past is gone.
The future is not yet.
We remember the past and anticipate the future,
but we always do so in the present.
Reality is always now.
And the single most important aspect of reality
is that God is present in it every moment.
To forget that God is present in any given moment
is to forget the most important aspect of that moment.”
~Gregory A. Boyd in Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now
Welcome to Still Saturday where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details above, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.
Yes God is present EVERY moment, but sometimes we live as if He is not! What a waste! Patsy from HeARTworks and papemelroti
Just beautiful, Sandy. Im so thankful for this moment moment of beauty, for the way ou see!
Martha Orlando says
In every precious moment . . . yes!
Wonderful photos and reflection, Sandy.
Blessings on this Still Saturday!
S. Etole says
Such beautiful light in the moments you share.
~ Patricia says
Lovely photos, Sandy. Truly. And amen to Boyd’s thoughts. May your day be filled with the light of God’s love.
Golden beauty…so lovely. A wonderful way to still.
JoAnne Potter says
This concept seems so hard to live by. There is no other moment other than now…and we keep letting it escape.
Laurie Collett says
Our pastor says, “Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
Thanks for the great post and photos and for hosting the linkup, & God bless.
Yes, this. Living with Him now…
Oh my goodness…if you take your post, and link it to mine, it is almost a complete circle. Love this Sandra!
Michelle DeRusha says
Such quiet beauty here. I especially love that first picture, Sandra.
I find myself in a rare quiet moment as I read this, and now it feels much more holy. Thank you for reminding me that God is HERE, right now. It is powerful.
Jason Stasyszen says
What a powerful reminder: God is present in this moment. Makes you want to give yourself to it a little more… Thanks Sandra.
Nancy Franson says
Just got out of the pool, fighting against my inclination to grieve the end of summer and simply delight in the gift of now. Happy Sabbath, dear Sandra!
Beautiful and just what my heart needed today:)
ed cyzewski says
That’s a great quote! It reminds me of someone teaching us to pray, asking God for our daily bread.
Sherrey Meyer says
Once again beautiful photos and a most thought provoking quote. Thanks for sharing both, and for sponsoring this link up.
Thank you for the reminder of God’s presence. Your photographs and words always inspire me to slow down…look…and see God in the midst of every moment.
What heart-lifting, sunshiny photos! Love the way the petals on the last one are swirling… Thanks for sharing words and photos so rich.
My linkup is late, but thought I’d go ahead anyway… 🙂
Shelly Miller says
Love the way the light filters through those golden petals. The photos took me to a warm and sunny spot around the lake.