Posts Tagged ‘time’

Everything Else Can Wait

May 8, 2014

man-holding-empty-piggy-bankDuring his sermon at the Thursday evening service tonight, the minister spoke about investing your energy and focus in the ways of the world instead of deepening your relationship with God.

He said to imagine a banker telling you, “If you invest your money with us, you’ll do well for a while. But we guarantee that at some point—it could be next year or forty years from now—all your savings will be (more…)

Time Flies

December 10, 2011

My childhood days were idyllic and seemed like they would never end. My sister and I still mention in amazement how the summers seemed to go on forever when we were kids. Of course, the older I got, the more that time seemed to speed up. Now it often seems like the day is over before I have a chance to finish breakfast.

Why is it that the speed of life accelerates as we age? One theory posits that children (more…)

We Do Not Remember Days

June 20, 2011

Savoring little moments throughout the day does not slow down time, but it sure feels like it does.

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese

Slipping a love note in your child’s lunchbox or squeezing your (more…)

Pay Attention to What You’re Paying Attention to

July 19, 2010

Last night, I was packing for a weeklong trip to see my mom who lives an hour away. I had promised her that I’d bring a written car repair estimate from a garage I frequent so she could ask her preferred mechanic about it. I had three sheets of estimates for three different repairs, so I took the one I wanted and placed the other two estimates back in my file.

When I got to my mom’s, I opened my planner to retrieve the estimate. Oh-oh. There were the (more…)

The Butterfly Has Time Enough

June 1, 2010

Diverting course on a moment’s notice to follow your guidance can take time, an often scarce commodity these days. Yet the more time you devote to pursuing what you feel guided to pursue, the more time you seem to have for everything else.

It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step into the unknown, as for children, the days are long with the gathering of experience.
George Gissing

You may find yourself shifting from being chronically late to feeling like (more…)

Time Is a Circus

January 21, 2010

When I was eight years old, it felt like childhood would last forever

When I was young, time was a kindly relative, showering me with an endless supply of gifts, and many a day was happily wasted.

Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.
Ben Irwin

Today, I view marking time as a crime; every day fairly bursts with the urgency to advance the work I came here to do.

Time is a circus always packing up and moving away.
Ben Hecht

On one hand, I wonder how much (more…)