Thursday, August 18, 2011

Time in a bottle...

And "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce plays on my computer (Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce)...and had thought a lot about Jay today..."But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them..."   I still love that song and think about what I would keep in my bottle...a little sentimental today...but at peace.   I came across the following and put it as my status on facebook:
"I wish Heaven had a phone. So I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart."
 My kids spent the night and I love the feel of having my house "full!"   They were there getting some stuff to move for Lance into his new house...Congrats Lance can't wait to see it...a home owner and I think about how fast that time has flown...we went to the sheep show last night at the Arkansas Valley Fair and one of the lambs Lance raised made Reserve.  Congrats Dacey!   It doesn't seem that long ago that Lance was out there showing.    And I watch my granddaughter...playing with grandchildren and children of friends and I smile...and try to maybe keep that time in a bottle for a bit...

I think about my kids and how much I love them and how proud I am of them...and I pray that they are guided in their steps along the way no matter how bumpy or rough they might be...and I look at my calendar and it says:

You were born God's original. 
Try not to become someone's copy. 
Marian Wright Elelman founder of Children's Defense fund

I think of all of us and myself especially and think how I want to be my own original and I am sure there is no chance that there will be another like me!!   (no comments please)  But that's okay with me...and I in my random bike riding think of the path I am on...And I think of today's devotional in God it makes me think of some that are hoping that they could be on a different have a change...and I think of the stones of the way...
Stones of the Way
I am here. No distance separates Me. In the Spirit-Kingdom we measure not by earth's miles. A false word, a fear-inspired failure, a harsh criticism, these are the distances between a soul and Me. Your training must be severe, that your work for Me be unhindered.
You seek My Presence and they who seek shall find. It is not a question of human searching, so much as human consciousness, unconditional surrender to My Will in the small, as in the big things of life. This it is that makes My Guidance possible.
You know the difference between taking a glad, loving, joy-springing child with you along a way, when the child anticipates each direction, accepts naturally each decision as to each turning - and the child who resists, and rebellious, has to be forced, even though in its quieter moments it may say, "Yes.  I do want to go with you.  I cannot be left alone, but I hate this way."
It is not the way, but the loving rejoicing in the way and the guidance, that matters with My disciples.  You are ready for the guidance but you do not rejoice as you should, both of you, in the little daily stones of the way.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made
 me free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:2

So I think on this and think how I want to rejoice on the way...And was trying to put a picture on and it doesn't let me so I put this on the shelf but while I am finishing this up...Travis Tritt sings to me..."And it's a great day to be alive you know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes..."   Love that song and love you...

And so I finally get the picture to come up and not sure why it is the one I choose to put on here because it is off of my cell phone out the window while driving on the way home the other night and though this doesn't capture the true intensity of this does capture the memory...and so I put that little bit in my bottle of time...and breathe it in...

For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace:
the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  Isaiah 55:12


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