"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace."
This has to be one of my favorite passages in Ecclesiastes. It shows that God is soverign over all things. Shows that he has a plan...Shows that he has a "Schedule". Which means Schedules are a good thing. ;) :P
Many joys have been brought with this Christmas season. Family has come and gone. Generous gifts have been given. And all given with love. It is exciting to see the Boy's give there gifts. The delight that is on their faces as you open it and exclaim how wonderful and pretty the gift is. It is also exceedingly wonderful when you have been able to keep the Gift you bought for your mother - 2 months ago - a secret.
This last Saturday, the birthday gift I received from my Mother was a trip to see the new musical- Les Miserables....My aunt, grandmother, cousin, and friend joined us too. It was a wonderful time! There were some things that they could have been put more discreetly in the movie - but all in all...It was a wonderful show! Full of examples of forgiveness and patience. After the movie we all went and ate at China Gardens. We had several good laughs and pleasant talk. My Grandmother was very sweet and paid for everyone's meal! :) Thank you Grandma!
When we came back to my Grandma's house, we visited with our extended family and did our Christmas with them....:)
With the coming New Year, I look forward to sharing our families joys, sorrows, and new beginnings..
Happy New Year to all! And may you have "time for every season..."