Ecclesiastes 3:5…a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
Hugging is one of my favorite things to do, and Covid has really put the kibosh on this life-enhancing activity.
A friend sent me a newspaper article, “Embracing the Virtual Hug” wherein the writer described all the different ways and means of the hug. It made me long for one even more; but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Now I’m wondering how many others are missing their hugs.
That is why I’m sending out this virtual hug. Happy Sunday.
“You can not swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” This is a quote by William Faulkner, Nobel Prize laureate.
This quote became my motivation to step out into a different world than the one that I had inhabited for twenty-one years as wife, homemaker, and mother; the world that changed when the “I do” became “I don’t”. It was my reminder that life goes on after separations, divorces, and even death.
When I lost sight of the shore, the new horizon held a new partner, self-employment, the publishing of two books, and a whole new spiritual dimension.
Take heart if your life seems to be stuck on the shores of strife…new horizons are just a swim away.
Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
This scripture prompted me to post some Sunday humor:
Haircuts and Walking
A young boy had just gotten his driver’s permit and asked his father if he could now use the car. His father made him a deal. “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, get your hair cut and we’ll talk about the car.” The boy agreed and six weeks later his father said to him, “Son, I’m real proud. You brought your grades up and I’ve seen that you’ve been studying your Bible but I’m disappointed that you haven’t gotten your hair cut.” The son responded, “You know, Dad, I’ve noticed that in the Bible Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair and even Jesus had long hair,” to which his father replied, “Did you also notice they all walked everywhere they went?”
A young friend of mine just lost her mother to life’s final chapter. My friend was with her mom at the end and described her as a “beautiful, sweet, little soul.” And she was; a lovely dedicated Christian woman who never forgot who the Lord of her life was. It reminded me of Ecclesiastes 12:6 … Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed…and that reminded me of this hymn. Happy Sunday.
It never ceases to amaze me how many excellent analogies are out there awaiting our notice, and how timely some of them can be.
Once again something landed in my inbox and for the umpteenth time I thought, I have to share this! And here it is:
Sometimes when we purchase a few apples and we take them home to enjoy we may find that one of the apples does not look the same as the other apples. Our first bet is to throw it out, basing it on it’s bruises. But if we only take a moment to cut it open we would realize how perfect the inside is. You see, we are all so different in our outside appearances, but most times we need to look through our hearts, and not through our eyes.