Sunday, February 21, 2010


Ecclesiastes 3:1-12
"1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live."
Our Lord reminds us of our goal in these verses. In verse 1, the Bible states there is a time for everything which reminds us we all have a purpose. We may have different purposes at different times and may not clearly see one but it is still there. In verse 12, her reminds us that we all have one main goal...DO GOOD!

I was talking with a friend this week about how life takes us in directions that we never foresee. We said that sometimes it seems like the worst thing in the world. My friend brought up this reference in Eccelesiastes. God has a plan for us all even if we can't see it or it's not what we thought it would be. As we look at our lives remember Romans 8:28 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


The past few months have been very hectic for us. We reported in November that my mother had broken her hip. We took her to my home when she was released from rehab. She is doing great but LuAnn and I have been very busy taking care of her. We missed blogging during all of the holidays. I apologize but we will try to do better in the coming weeks.