The End of Things…

october11 079Pondering… lately… the gifts of peace and hope I’ve unwrapped during a few months of transitioning with home, family and job…
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When it comes to the end of something:: A  restful vacation: A  quiet nap: A  loved job: A  rare moment: A  treasured friendship: A  passionate love: A  long life: A  bounteous garden: A  snowy winter: A  fleeting childhood: A  luscious dessert: A  first date: A  glorious sunrise:

When it comes to the end of A  beginning:
When I actually realize:

Yes, This is the end of this hidden moment in time,
prearranged for His purpose,

And there will be none other quite like this:

The moment the baby enters the light, The moment the crickets stop singing and the frost hits, The moment I say, “I will”… forever, The moment the sky clears the gray and paints itself pink and purple, The moment the last bleeding heart falls from the vine, The moment the little girl doesn’t want her stuffed sheep anymore, The moment the resignation has been accepted, The moment I forgive and move… and keep moving,
These moments…  

…given to me.

To DO with…

To act with…

Did I do with it what I wanted to? Before it ended?

What He wanted to? Was His purpose completed in that moment of grace and love and opportunity He showered on me?

Slowing… Reflecting… Seeking…
Living purposefully in my moments…

Shining in His purpose for me:
In all of my beginnings::

“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of old.
     Ages ago I was set up,
at the first, before the beginning of the earth.” Proverbs 8

In all of my ends::
“But You will remain…
… But You are the same, and Your years have no end.” Psalm 102

And, I pray, in all of the times in between…

Praying, my friends for all of your new beginnings… praying that as you see something end, that you see it shine with the possibilities of Him… and as you embrace a new beginning, that you seek Him, trust Him and thank Him for all that He has for you!

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