Thursday, February 23, 2012


It passes by too quickly.  The 1,440 minutes that make up my day seem to whirl by virtually unnoticed. 


It too comes quickly.  No matter the number of minutes or years between the first breath and the last, it always seems too soon.

This day would have been my mother's 88th birthday but instead of celebrating in life we are celebrating in our hearts.  A good reminder that each minute is as precious as the one before and we are not promised the one to come. 

Death does you pause.  It creates a selah in the midst of life.  It would do me well not to pass on by without a notice. 

It seems fitting that I enter in this Lenten season with fresh awareness of life and of death.  I pray that I have the eyes to see; the ears to hear;  the mouth to speak and the heart to love the grace and glory of my Saviour. 

I came across this prayer last year and it seems too good not to share it with you.

A Lenten prayer for families (author unknown)

Fast from juding others; feast on Christ in them.
Fast from wanting more; feast on being thankful.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from worry; feast on trust.
Fast from complaining; feast on enjoyment.
Fast from negatives; feast on positives.
Fast from stress; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from fear; feast on truth.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from gossip; feast on silence.
Fast from fighting; feast on peace.  Amen.

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2012


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  2. The pause of Lent, the passing from life to death and back again. This is a time for mourning and weeping and finding the thread of celebration that pulls our hearts heavenward.

    Rest in the arms of Jesus, friend.