The River of Life

For each of us there was a time in our life’s when, if we could have, we would have stopped the river of life. We found a place in our lives where everything was just right, where we could have stayed forever. Oh! If we could have stopped time in the sunshine of that moment. But, the river of life flows as it should. Our days come and go like moments in time.

One generation passes away, and another generation comes;…(Ecclesiastes 1:4)

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Tracings in Ink

 

Tracings in ink on fragile thin paper,

Lines telling stories of forgotten times.

Smudge here and there show haste of a moment,

Long ago memories lost between lines.

 

Familiar figures return in the night,

Dimly lit faces from somewhere in time.

Hope for a moment to remember when,

Long ago memories lost between lines.

 

Copyright © 2011 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

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Making the Rules Disappear

We see a place where we shouldn’t park…we park anyway. After all, there is something we must do and this spot is convenient. Surely no one will care. I’ll only be a minute, anyway. “I…Me” decides the rules don’t apply and rationalizes that no one will care.

We all try to abide by the rules and thoughtfulness I hope, but every once in a while there are those small moments when we close our eyes like a small child would and make the rules disappear. We even reason why it’s okay.

There are countless examples of moments when we choose to bend the rules, take a short cut or ignore them all together. We rationalize, justify, and exonerate ourselves.

Moments have a way of becoming habits and habits become second nature. Then, sometime, somewhere, somehow…someone dies. Then, we close our eyes like a small child…

 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIV

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The Still Waters

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When this world stops making sense,

take a walk beside the still waters…

He will always meet you there.

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…He leadeth me beside the still waters; He restoreth my soul…

Psalm 23: 2-3

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