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Dr. Bruce Northam - Senior Pastor

Carpe diem (usually translated “seize the day”) is a shortened version of the original Latin phrase Carpe diemquam minimum credula postero, meaning “seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future.” In the Middle Ages, memento mori (“remember that you will die”) became the tag line. It is reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. A very popular #hashtag on Twitter a few years ago was, #YOLO. It is an acronym for “You Only Live Once”. The Psalmist wrote, “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away.” (Psalm 39:4, NLT). We only live once on Earth. We should make it count! We should be “bullish” about enjoying life to the fullest (Eccl 11) and enjoy it now not later (Eccl 12:1), with an eye on eternity (Eccl 12:14; Heb 9:27). We should, Stop Existing; Start Living!