Friday, September 20, 2013

Change, change, and more change....

Today, I finally was able to take care of a loose end...a truck that had been abandoned in my back yard...It had sat for several years. in limbo, deteriorating.  Finally after exhausting all legal avenues, it was mine to dispose a salvage yard hauled it away.   There are many memories associated with that truck, both good and bad.  It served it's purpose and now it is gone.

Now there is more space in my back yard.....but where the truck sat is thick weeds and a then a bare spot.  After cleaning the area up and planting grass seed-- down the road-- no one will ever know that a truck sat in that spot for years.  The yard changed when it was parked there and now it will change again.

Summer is at it's end.  Fall is just around the corner....leaves will cover the space and then later snow..
the only constant is change....unless you are referring to God...we change, life changes, everything changes but God does not....It is good to know.  It is the best reason to rely on God--always there to love and protect and care....we can count on God....I'm sad that God can't always count on me, but I am trying.

Most of us struggle with change whether it is positive or negative....we want the security to know that all is the same and most of the time it isn' today I have decided to meditate--to really think on "change" in God's presence and I am using these ideas to help guide me:

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tzu

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

Ecclesiastes 3
A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up; 
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

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