A Time to Refrain


Many of us have lived for well over a year without hugs. Sure, there have been a few precious hugs on occasion…very cautious hugs at that, but definitely not what we were used to.

Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes, chapter three, summed it up succinctly:

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

Happy Sunday.

A Virtual Hug


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.

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Blessings


There are so many ways in which blessings come to us; visits, caring phone calls and emails. People asking for prayer and someone saying they are praying for us are blessings. Getting an unexpected hug in times of social distancing is a definite blessing. Knowing God loves us and is with us always is the ultimate blessing. In these uncertain times, it is so good to know that. Happy Sunday.

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Who Needs a Hug???


I’m hoping everyone is coping as well as can be expected with isolation and social distancing. As for me, I’m in severe hug withdrawal, so am sending hugs to all my friends and family including the blogging world. Happy Saturday.

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Pass It On


There many things in everyday life that we can pass on to others in their time of need, namely:

A smile        A song        A good thought        A good word        A prayer        A special gift        A hug        A good deed         A word of encouragement

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Whatever moves you to share…pass it on. Happy Saturday.

 

 

 

 

Don’t Talk About the Weather


It would be nice to sit and chat with you over coffee or a tea.

You would catch me up on your life and news

And ask the same of me.

We would share our happiness and woes

We would laugh and cry together

But the one thing that we wouldn’t do

Is talk about the weather!

It’s too hot,

It’s too cold,

It’s too wet

And it’s too…ugh!

Then, we’d end our conversation

With a huge and heartfelt hug!

Happy Saturday.

 

 

Pure Love


My seven-year-old great-grandson loves his twenty-one-month-old little sister more than words can say. This picture says it all. Remember that saying, “actions speak louder than words”? This is it in a nutshell. My prayer is that we and the world would know such pure love.