Monday, May 3, 2010

Time Passages

"What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know."
- Saint Augustine















In the words of the Steve Miller Band, "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future"...Sofia turned three over the weekend...seems like she just got here, but she's a big sister to Olivia now, talking up a storm, sleeping in her own room in her own big bed...in my mind it feels like Christina was that size a minute ago, but I turned around and suddenly she was a mother of two...amazing...and I also attended my 3O year college reunion this past weekend...








The above picture was taken at the event, and the one to the left was snapped at the front door of the apartment I lived in my freshman year...1976 seems like a lifetime ago, and at the same time it feels like yesterday...


In a few days we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Church In The Now...25 years...a quarter of a century...hard to believe that so much time has passed since we first started...makes you want to make the most of every minute of every day...also makes you want to be sure to live in the now...

At our Silver Anniversary celebration on May 23rd we will certainly honor the past, but our main focus will be on finding direction for the next 25 years...("Honor the Past, Live in the Present, Create the Future")...so we will observe a special Week of Prayer leading up to the big day for that purpose (May 17 - 21)...please make your plans to be there...and remember these words: "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men's hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end." (Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP)

Make the most of today...it's going to go by really fast...

Carpe Diem!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amalia Amaki said...

how sweet...

Northern Light said...

TIME ~ one of your greatest gifts, it's given to you each day...it truly is a "gift", that's why it's called your PRESENT.

We must stop wasting it on things that don't matter to HIM...because they really then don't matter to us, do they ?

Peace,
Northern Light

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Anonymous said...

Karl McIntosh Cobos said...

yep, keep cherishing time together so the lyrics to "Cat's in the Cradle" by Cat Stevens doesn't catch up with us.

Anonymous said...

John W. Brumlow said...

There are many wonderful reasons to celebrate this beautiful life. Markers of success and foreseeable promise of greater things to come may be some of the best. Will enjoy being a part of the celebration.

P Nancy said...

The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." ...
Speaking of time..we have been here for 12 of the BEST years and greater things are yet to come!

As the years go by
P Nancy

Avatar said...

This post has rolled around in me in so many dimensions and levels, very profoundly... but it seems impossible to bring any of it to the surface coherently. So, I thank God for Romans 8:26's revelation that groanings matter and for your gift Bishop to take spiritual issues, confusing scriptures or confusing "anythings", and define them... make them simple...with a clear direction for action that brings healing. Sunday's service and word was a perfect example.

Being glad to be a piece of the puzzle God divinely implanted as CITN...that's a given. But it is the great excitement and challenge of E.A.C.H. ...and thereby discovering CITN's daily unfolding future that is so rewarding and fun...in a roller-coasters-are-fun-right? kinda way--(smile)!

2nd wordver: everst...well, okay, I agree...it's a climbing-Mt.Everest-kinda-way too.