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Time … Where does it go?

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It’s time again … Tuesday @10.

I am joining Karen over on her blog, Finding the Grace Within, for her new Tuesday night blog link up where you have all day {10am – 6am} to use the prompt word to your liking! It’s not about writing perfectly, or even writing … it’s about connecting with one another creatively!

Whether it be just writing a story behind the prompt word, or being as creative as you wish using photos, poems, art, or graphics – whichever creative way you choose.

 

Today’s prompt: [TIME] Go…

When I saw the prompt today, while sitting beside The Hubs during his chemotherapy I kept hearing the scattered lyrics of a song from the ’80s that  I am now wasting time trying to figure out. =)

I’ve been pondering time most of my life and have come to the conclusion it is man made and subject to my needs. Yeah … I think like that! But I’ve also proven it over the years. When I was younger I thought I was willing time to slow to my pace or speed up for my enjoyment and entertainment purposes. Today I know that it is God’s time and he will adjust it for me to my needs; but I must ask.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously,

and he will give you everything you need.
 ~ Matthew 6:33

This summer, heck this last year, and it’s a year now, has just vanished! There were fabulous times like holiday and our pre-mother’s day vacation with all the kids and grand kids. There were very hard times like chemotherapy and reports we didn’t care for and the death of a loved one and not being able to be apart of some things we would have loved to because of the appointments and treatments.

The year, the summer, just got away.

However, all these things caused us to cherish the Time we did have … the good, the bad, the hard, and the ugly. All of those things just a part of this season we are journeying through. This journey through life together that truly knows no time. But God knows the timing.

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

I just have to rely on God knowing that this is a season in our lives and a few steps of His great plan for us in the Kingdom.

We will continue to milk our time of all it’s joy and laughter. Even today, as The Hubs was enduring 8 hours of chemo and fatigue and weakness and lack of appetite and, and, and … we found time to laugh and talk and enjoy the time we had together there in our little cubicle.

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An hour to go!
Don’s Boots.

I posted this today just over an hour before he was done. He hates his picture to be taken, though he tolerates me and the cameras sometimes, I would never post the full photo of his treatments out of respect for him. But I just love this one. His feet crossed like he’s just relaxing at home. Like many of my friends on FB said today, they love his boots. They are just him and most of our friends and loved ones would identify The Hubs this way. =)

Time … We must take the time to enjoy and love one another on this journey and most importantly: We MUST tell them we love them and cherish them! Because my friends:

All the TIME in this world is too short; and we cannot take the risk of missing the chance to tell them what they mean to us!

The Time is NOW!

Give us your best on the prompt {TIME} … like I said it’s running short and the window for this post is closing fast!

=) Thanks for reading and blessings to you.

Andrea

Andrea

Tuesday @ Ten

Tuesday @ Ten

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

10 thoughts on “Time … Where does it go?

  1. Thank you for sharing your post.
    The more I think about the concept of time, the more mysterious it seems, but I am sure God is in control of our time.

  2. Hi there, this is your neighbor from Tuesday at Ten, and I’m glad I came. Glad I got to meet The Hub’s in his boots, while you both still have “time”.

  3. Romi, Yes, most definitely.
    Blessings to you.
    Andrea

  4. Andrea… my heart goes out to you. I am choosing your writing as one of the winners this week, It touched my heart and I am sure others as well. Thank you for sharing your sacred words on Time.

  5. There is a time for everything. Thanks for sharing. Praying for you and your family.

  6. I love that image – milking time; squeezing all the joy and laughter out of it.

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