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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Be Present


Do I comprehend how a simple act ripples like a finger dipped in water?  How it disturbs the inertia and sets the physical into motion?  HE created it to be that way, you know.  Just as water can't remain still when gravity pulls out or down or a hand interrupts the shower from a spout, our obedience intervenes the oblivion of fear.

God asks me not to be caught in the lying web of the "have to."  God asks me to resist the tyranny of the virtual and be present.  Because this

Becomes this

and this

becomes this


And the sun comes up and the sun goes down and you can't stop time.  You can't. stop. time.
Hands held tight round the dinner table.  Laughter so hard our kids snort milk.  Green beans hidden in napkins.  Yellow school bus and waving hands. 

Brave kindergarten smiles.
Brave college smiles.
Tears and toasts and weddings.
The echo of Michael and Maile's love
begins the song of another generation.

Can we ever turn the hands of the clock back?  

"A person's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed." Job 14:5

YES, Lord, to being present.


  1. i just love reading your blogs! You are such a gifted writer!

    1. Angie, you are sweet...I hope you are loving married life. Thank you for taking the time to comment...it means a lot and keeps me going. :)

  2. Irene, I loved this so much! It reminds me of the beautiful gift of, today, with all its dirty dishes, and traffic, but with God's love, a precious memory. Thank you!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and reading! So true... today's dirty dishes are tomorrow's memories with His love. May His love bless you today!