11 July 2010

The Counts Down

How many ... days of leave do I have to use-or-lose?
... days until I get on the bus?
... garage-boxes left unpacked, and honey-dos that won't get done?
... movies watched and words left unsaid?
... heart-felt talks and misty-eyed good-byes?

How many more ... sleepless nights in my own bed?
... kisses from my wife, and hugs from my kids?
... drop-offs at daycare, and pick-ups from school?
... random tickles and routine tuck-ins?
... birthday cakes and bedtime prayers?
... just-short-enough-please hair cuts?
... last-minute changes and one-more-things?

"Time isn't holding us, time isn't after us."

How much time do we have left?

How much time do we need?


  1. I just hope it passes fast for you 'overthere'.

  2. Beautiful Charlie.

    Not trying to be "religious," but this is something my husband and I pray over our kids and lives. Read every line. This Psalm saved my life when we were afraid of some unknowns. There is NOTHING unknown to God. Nothing.

    Psalm 91

    1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

    2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust."

    3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.

    4 He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

    5 You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,

    6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.

    7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.

    8 You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

    9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
    even the LORD, who is my refuge-

    10 then no harm will befall you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

    11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;

    12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

    13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

    14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

    15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.

    16 With long life will I satisfy him
    and show him my salvation."

    Rest in the assurance that He will take care of everything.


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