Dying to Live


When we let go of the need to control…our transformation can begin.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE)


2 Corinthians 6:2

Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.


Ash Wednesday is a great time for a new beginning.

The new life brought by spring is just around the corner.

We are surrounded by God’s blueprint for life…plants, trees, insects and all creatures as well as the changing seasons. They are all in a continuous cycle of dying and rising.

Our lives are made up of a series of little deaths to the small self (ego)…and then risings when we’re made new through the experience of the struggle…the letting go so that a Great Love can transform us and the true self can emerge.

Jesus showed us that even the final death is not the end at all…but the ultimate new beginning.

When will it be time for your new beginning…your step into being transformed into the unique expression of God’s love that only you can be to the world? 

Now…of course.

It’s the only time that is real.

It’s the time and place where God is present. It’s the time to begin your healing and your road to wholeness (salvation).

Rise from the ashes! Are you ready to start anew?

“A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit” (Psalm 51:12).


Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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2 Responses to Dying to Live

  1. Perfectly timed as always Bill! Letting go. Letting Go. Letting Go. Emptying. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I am “no-thing.” Thank you for your beautifully reflective words!

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