And so it begins…

It is that time again. Summer is over. The school year is moving forward. Teams are matched in the World Series. And, the leaves are turning colors and falling. We have just 62 to enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Just 62 days. Only 1488 hours.

What will we do with these precious days? These relatively few hours?

During this week, I will be encouraging you to make plans to savor, to use well, to invest in these days.

I’m not talking about taking on a “miracle” diet or even “finding ourselves”. I am suggesting that instead of rushing into holiday madness that we consider our ways.

Proverbs 27:19 advises “As water reflects
the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”

The last evening that my Poppa and I spent together he fell asleep in his chair three times. Twice I waited for a bit and then woke him, suggesting that we call the folks who would help him into bed; I knew that sleeping, sitting up, would get uncomfortable eventually.

When I woke him, he smiled, patted his leg and said “Just sit with me for awhile” and so I did. It was quiet and the air in the room seemed fresh and sweet. We didn’t talk, we just sat together. The last time he woke of his own volition and told me it was time to say good night, his “team” was coming in.

So, before we start wrapping presents and thawing turkeys, would you sit with me for a bit? It might be good for us both to think about our lives and the condition of our hearts.

“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” Proverbs 27:19


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