Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Word Filled Wednesday...seasons...


Ecclesiastes 3
There is a time for everything,
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:
 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build,
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
   a time for war and a time for peace. 


My version goes something like this:

There is a time to unpack and a time to pack 
(as Abby comes home from camp and leave for college)
A time to rest and a time to go 
(depending on my body, some days I am just still, but when I feel good I go!)
A time to talk and a time to listen 
(with my daughter home for a week, I need to listen and enjoy her experiences from the summer)
A time to laugh and a time to cry 
(a wedding and a graduation in the next year...I'll do both)

There are many seasons in life, its always good to accept your seasons and live in them. 
God gave them all to us!


9 comments:

  1. Brenda, I totally understand! It is amazing how we do face each season in this life God has given us. I am grateful that He is with us in each season.

    Happy WFW!
    Beth

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  2. Each season brings with it new challenges and new growth. I love this scripture and appreciate you sharing where you are in relation.
    Happy WFW...

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  3. Thanks for reminding us about seasons of life. They pass all too quickly!

    Good illustration, by the way.

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  4. I love how you personalized these Scriptures! I'm always talking about seasons in our lives. And they really do change.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  5. I love the wisdom of Solomon! It's really great how you can apply it to your daily life.

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  6. Precious words of wisdom!!!

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  7. YES! If only we'd say this EVERY SINGLE day and live it...there is a season to is all and we are to find the joy in it all....GREAT Word! Blessed by this one!!

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  8. Love this post!!

    joy & blessings,
    Alida

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