You alone are the Lord. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you. ~Nehemiah 9:6


Friday, October 11, 2013

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It is finally getting cooler here in the desert. There has already been some snow in the northern part of our state. Time is marching on. As the scripture says, our lives are like a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. I have a 91 year old uncle living in Oregon - a WWII veteran who has been given about 6 months to live. His heart is failing. 91 years sounds like a long time, but I'm sure to him it seems like a very short amount of time. My husband has been asked to do a funeral next week for an elderly lady. He has done quite a few funerals since he retired from being a pastor over nine years ago. The Bible says it is appointed to man once to die and after that comes the judgment. This week I have been reminded how short life really is - for everybody. It is easy to get caught up in the things that are going on in our day to day living and forget how soon it will all be over. I don't want to sound morbid, but these are sobering thoughts for me. It reminds me that spiritual things are so much more important than material things that we hold dear.

Thank you for sharing each week. You are such a blessing to me and to each other.

15 comments:

  1. Blessings, Charlotte! So good to be working towards regular posting again. When you visit me you will see I've moved to WordPress and had a much needed equipment upgrade - this has come with a number of weeks of frustration learning how to use everything. Talk about a whole new world! Thanking God for His provision in all things - and help in figuring out where to click the mouse in this new world. I'm starting a new inspirational "meme" post that I'll be doing on Fridays so I'll be linking in regularly. Praising the Lord in word and image!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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    1. Glad you shared this with us, Kathryn. I have blogs on WordPress. There are many things I like better about it than Blogger. But, there are a few things about Blogger I like better. I'm looking forward to you sharing your inspirational posts.

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  2. Yes, the older I get the more I am determined to focus on the eternal things that will last forever. May God enable me to make good use of the time He has given me here on this earth.

    And, on Wednesday we had snow, too. Very unusual for this time of year. I have a feeling that it's going to be a *big snow* winter...

    GOD BLESS, Charlotte!

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  3. I agree with you about getting older and like Sharon above, I too think more about eternal life as my home. I have three very sweet friends in their upper 80's...how I love their perspective on a life well lived. Keep warm, snow doesn't sound good to me yet!

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  4. Becoming older should be a crowning glory of learned wisdom, grace, and rest. It should be a time of looking ahead with confidence that God's blessings are set before us and upon us joyfully and abundantly. How much we have to offer the world as we age! Our number of years may advance, but we should mount up with the wings of eagles...run and not faint, as our youth is renewed within us. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :)


    Blessings Charlotte,
    Marianne

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  5. I wish there was a "like" button I could click for all of these comments. I would click it on each one. Thank you for responding.

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  6. Life is so fragile, yes. Thanks for hosting this uplifting party.

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  7. Miss Charlotte, this is my 2nd week linking up. Thank you for hosting! Praying for your family during this time. Each day is such a precious gift -- thank you for this reminder.

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  8. Amen and AMEN! I can't believe I've been walking with the Lord for over 30 years! When I was 32 this would have seemed an eternity away. But looking back, it feels like it's only been a handful of years! I love the words by C.T. Studd, "Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last!" Thanks for another grand reminder!

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  9. The last funeral I did was for a set of twins. Sorry to say drugs had a part in their death. I could only comfort the family that Jesus had these babies in his arms.

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  10. Thank you so much, sweet Charlotte, for letting me join in and for hosting every week! HOPE you have a wonderful SONday and the rest of your week is blessed!

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  11. This is so true, Charlotte. My mom was 42 when she had me...the baby of the family out of eight children. By the time I was a new mother, my parents were already in their mid to late sixties and they seemed so old. I will be sixty next year and am thinking "where did the time go???" I am so grateful that the Lord blessed them both with long lives so they could enjoy their grandchildren...my dad was nearly 91 and Mom was almost 98 when she passed! You are so right about remembering our purpose...thank you for this reminder that we need to make the best of every day!

    Blessings,
    Debby

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  12. I forgot to thank you for hosting such an uplifting party....so many great comments!

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  13. I believe that we are here to make the world a better place for others. Dear Charlotte, with this as a measure, you are a success. You bless each of us with your presence and kind heart.

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  14. What a blessing to find your blog! It is truly inspirational with a blessing of information for all. I pray you continue to spread the love of Christ to all.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.
Blessings,
Charlotte