March 20, 2010

Spring


Colorful blossoms ... star magnolia ~ redbud ~ blossoming cherry!

Long warm days ... brisk walks in the park!

Melodious songbirds ... red breasted robins  ~  yellow warblers!
Smiling faces = Spring =
         Another demonstration ~
                Of God's magnificent creation!


"Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world’s a choir~and singing. Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet arpeggios."
Song of Solomon 2:12 (MSG)

Photo: Flowering Cherry ~ Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va.

March 13, 2010

The Value of Time


Time intrigues me … it’s significance … it’s worth … it’s value.
Today as I adjust my clocks forward in observance of daylight saving time, I am again reminded of the significance, the worth, the value of each second.   Seconds + minutes + hours + days = months = years = life. Life spent or invested well = a life of significance, a life of worth,  a life of value!
“Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well!” Psalm 90:12 (MSG)

March 7, 2010

Time=Gold


TIME           =            GOLD
Recently I watched as a favorite Winter Olympic athlete lost a gold medal by 0.94 of a second, resulting in a silver medal win for the event. As a fan, I was disappointed. As a participant? I am sure she was also.
Timing too has caused me to miss medals. Times when words spoken would have qualified me for gold, had I remained silent by 0.94 of a second … times when a negative attitude would have qualified me for gold, had I not responded by 0.94 of a second.
This athlete will have another opportunity to compete for gold in Sochi 2014. I have another opportunity today ~
Father, help me to train my attitude and my speech so that I will always attain gold, even if it is by 0.94 of a second,
                In Jesus name,
                     Amen!
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11 (NLT)