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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What Time Is It?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV
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.
The older my children get the more I have to back off. I am in a season of refraining from embracing. This is a lot harder than I ever imagined, but I know that with God all things are possible. What season are you in?

Mark 10:27 NIV
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”


  1. I am in a time to heal, to build, to embrace, to search, to mend and to love. To war, also, as we are in a spiritual battle throughout this age. Praise God, He's already won!

    Today, I am mourning, also, but trying to move past it. It's nothing serious, really. Just feeling a little sad because I found out the last film (and probably final one) I worked on is being released in September. I left the movie business for good reasons, but it's still hard to know that that season is over.

  2. I always love that chapter from Ecclesiastes:) It is a time of waiting, trusting, and believing for me. I will keep you in prayers about your children:)

  3. Hi Emily,
    Yes, Praise God for He has won the war!!
    You were producing a movie?! Wow, wonderful. Can you share which movie it is? It is so hard to let go. My kids and I have trained and competed in Taekwondo for 12 years now and I too have to let it go for the kids are moving on into other things.

    Hi Toyin,
    Thanks for your prayers, I sure do need them. :) I never realized how much it would hurt letting my children grow up and become independent.


  4. Awww...I'm in a season where my daughter LOVES to embrace. She's in the "in love with my Mommy" stage where I can do no wrong in her eyes. I know I should embrace every second of it because the day will come soon enough when she will not want to embrace me so much, lol! But some days it's hard not to feel smothered! Bless her little heart. I received prophetic words on two different occasions from the same woman...once when I was pregnant, and once when she was about 9 months old. The woman said "This child will rise up and call you blessed". I am seeing that word being played out as my daughter lavishes me with love. That makes a wonderful season!

  5. Hi Kimberly,
    I LOVE the age of your daughter!! It can be smothering but enjoy it fully while it is there. When kids reach around 17 they start to pull away and it is like a comfy support being removed and you find yourself with a loss.

    I believe the prophetic words for you. You are such a sweet person I can see your daughter calling you blessed.


  6. Hello my Canadian friend.
    This too shall pass. My son and I had a wall between us for 19 years, It broke when he told me about something he had been holding back from me for all those years. Funny thing is, I sort of suspected anyway so it was no big surprise. He is now 32 and we still kiss each other on the lips. It's actually rather funny how strangers react when they see us, ha, ha.
    The bond between a parent and child is very strong and always endures, even though one or the other tries to get a little space.
    You are a good mom and one day, one of your children, will give you a hug and whisper in your ear, "I love you mom." and you will have tears in your eyes.
    God bless you and your children wherever you may be, Geoff.

  7. Well, I didn't PRODUCE a movie. Just worked on a couple. Before I followed the prompting from God to be a SAHM (at least for now), I was working in Los Angeles. I was a 3D artist/animator/lighting technical director/texture artist for commercials, film and television.

    The movie in question is called "Bunraku." I only did some design on the digital sets. I left production early for maternity leave, and that's when I left the business for the moment. (perhaps, forever, we will see)

    The movie itself might be kind of gory. I don't know. I was still a new Christian when I was working on it, and I wasn't too discerning on what kinds of things I would and would not work on. I don't know, I haven't seen the film yet. I don't even know what it's rated, to be honest.

  8. Hi Geoff,
    I am glad to hear that the relations between you and your son are better. Kissing him on the lips? Who cares what others think! He's your son and I find that so special and precious. My kids are 15 and 18 and they just stopped kissing me on the lips. :( Part of the 'me letting go' I find so hard. I hope they don't pull to far away but there is always hope. :) My daughter still asks me to braid her waist length hair, so that is good!!
    Thanks for the encouragement, it is nice to hear.

    Hi Emily,
    Sorry for the mess up. :s
    A SHAM is the best fulfilling job ever! Glad you are doing it.

    Sounds like you had a very interesting and rewarding career. I have a friend who is just finishing school for animation, it takes a very creative and artistic person to do this.

    Thanks for sharing this bit about your work. I will have to keep my eyes open for this movie.


  9. Hi Child of God -

    I can only imagine the challenge that it is for you relative to your children. It is another process that certainly our Lord will victoriously bring you through!

    I'm in a season of expectation...

  10. Hi Sandra,
    God is so faithful and He will bring me through this. I just never imagined how much it would hurt to let go. :)

    Your season sounds exciting!


  11. hi child of God:)

    just letting you know i'm still around and haven't forgotten you. been plenty busy and can't wait until this busy season is past! at first didn't know what you meant by your post. being raised old school and with so many siblings born (yearly) before and after me....there wasn't a lot of physical affection shown. we just took it for granted that our parents loved us, i guess. maybe that's why the concept of "Abba Father" being a Daddy that loves us was/is so tough for a lot of us to understand. we never embraced nor were the words of "I love you" spoken until the death of one of my siblings. but even then....well, i will leave it at that. have a great week!

  12. Hi Sojourner,
    My hubby came from a large family 9 kids, there will little love going around and never an 'I love you' either. It is hard to relate to Abba or Daddy, as I call Him, when the earthly father is missing or love from the family.
    How many kids were there in your family?

    So you are in a busy season. No problem for not being around, just letting you know I am covering you in prayer often.

    Blessings brother,

  13. hi again, child of God:)

    there were eight of us and if it weren't for the curse on our family there would have been more. most of us are a year apart with a couple of exceptions. yeah, that concept is a bit difficult to accept. even Jesus dying on the cross for us is a bit hard to accept as well. Anne at BHB helped me to accept that fact by using a case in point(anology) that i could relate too more easily.

  14. Hi Sojourner,
    Eight is a big family and loosing siblings must have been really hard on your folks. Sorry. :(

    My husband always said he was raised in a Nazi War camp, his parents were very strict and when I met hubby he claimed to be A emotional. It took a total breaking of his spirit and some horrible times for him to see Jesus for who He is. Praise God you and my husband know Jesus and see how awesome and loving He is.

    Thanks for sharing,

  15. Hi Child of God,
    As for me it is a time to heal and build. I am moving forward and looking up after my wife's passing 2-1/2 years ago.

    I think these are important verses to keep in mind and review because what ever season we are in, the seasons change.


  16. I am in a season of "keeping and throwing away". For a while now I've sensed the Lord calling me into simplicity. I am having to sift through things and decide whether to keep or toss. It's hard work. Can't say I am moving very quickly.

  17. Hi Ken,
    The changing of the seasons of life can be hard and losing someone we love is very tough. As you know this all gathers together to form us into the people we are today. Still praying for you to mend. :)

    Hi Barbie,
    Yes this is hard work, hard to let go of meaningful things either material or physical. I believe I would be moving slowly too if God placed this on my heart; tough job.


  18. hi COG! Funny that I should only be reading this post now. But perhaps this is the right time for me to read it as I have been thinking a lot about how my kids are growing up and the changes that I see, especially with my boy. I wish he could be small again! At night when he was sleeping I used to hold his pudgy little hands with dimpled knuckles and pray for him. He is taller than me now and still growing. I guess we all have to embrace the seasons, of whatever description, as they come. (sigh)

  19. Hi Vilisi,
    They do grow up and letting go is so hard. I never imagined how hard it was going to be. The teen years go quickly, my boy is 15 and he is turning into a man. Makes me so sad and very happy too.



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