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Time Keeps On Ticking

31 Dec

“There is a special time for everything. There is a time for everything that happens under heaven. There is a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pick what is planted. There is a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up. There is a time to cry, and a time to laugh; a time to have sorrow, and a time to dance. There is a time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to kiss, and a time to turn from kissing. There is a time to try to find, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away. There is a time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; a time to be quiet, and a time to speak. There is a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
It is time for a new year to begin. This year may have been a hard year for you or it may have been a beautiful one with many memories. So, as most of you, I am reflecting on the year that is ending and wondering what the new one holds. This month, my husband and I were surprised by news that his sister was having twins. So, we were blessed with twin nieces. I’ve also had several close friends have babies this year. In April, my grandmother passed away. She was one of the biggest influences in my life. I love and miss her greatly, especially at family gatherings and holidays. I miss her smiles and giggles. I miss her hugs and her advice. I miss her gentle spirit and big heart.
The first half of the year I thought our business wouldn’t make it to the end of the year, but it did and there is renewed hope that it will survive a little longer. Our church has grown; I’ve seen new faces come into the youth group. I’ve had teens graduate out and teens graduate into the group. Our format changed in the fall, we meet on Friday nights and it has grown our group some. I’m learning alongside the teens, God has new things for us to learn each day. Sometimes it’s a repeat lesson, but it’s always a needed one. My son transitioned from elementary school to middle school. He’s growing up quicker than I want him to.
Every year we make resolutions or promises of change. How often do we keep the resolution? Why do we usually not? Do we just slip back into the routineness of life? Do we have things happen to us that knock us off of our hopes of change? Regardless, of whether you keep the resolutions or not, life still happens. If you wake up, there is a day for you to live. Every day consists of time to be spent. There is time each day that is allotted for a specific purpose, time you have to use for only that purpose, such as work. But, each day also consists of free time. How do you spend your free time? I’ve wasted a lot of time. I’ve also made memories with others with my free time. God gives us all time on this earth to use, to learn from, to spend, to do, and to be. What does 2013 consist of? We shall see.

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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Spiritual Reflections

 

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5 responses to “Time Keeps On Ticking

  1. Saved 2 the Utmost aka Mom

    January 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Hello there and a happy new year to you! What a beautiful reflective piece you’ve written. I especially like this line: ” If you wake up, there is a day for you to live.” It is profound and so very true. We get up at times, taking our new day for granted, as if it is right and proper for us to reside in that day. But everyday we’re given is a new miracle God has performed. The very moment we open our eyes is the moment He’s breathed on us to rise. I praise God for this day, for the beginning of a new year and for you my dear one – you found our page and liked my post and just look at the blessing God has given me in finding yours. There is so much to be grateful for.

    Blessings, peace and love,
    Ma Chris (and Rebecca too!)

     
    • rascallythoughts

      January 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed my blog. I enjoyed reading yours as well. I love stumbling upon inspirational pages such as yours. May you and your family have a blessed 2013. God bless!!

       
      • Saved 2 the Utmost aka Mom

        January 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

        Thank you so much!

         

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