It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chapter 1, Page 26, Book 15

January 26th - Love is in season

To everything there is a season, and time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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 get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, 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 of war, and a time of peace

The Bible

They say that when the weather warms up, instead of wind chill, it’s love that's in the air. Spring time blossoms and so does love.  Forget the birds and the bees. Skunks reek of love, at least during January and February. It's their mating season, when love is in the air. Oh dear !

It seems impossible that this is now the last week of January and next week we’ll find out what the Ground Hog has to say about what’s left of winter.  

To me there is always season and time for love.  It doesn’t need a special season.  Time may fly by,  but it’s never a bad time to take the time to love.

We can choose to put more love into our encounters with those who are close to us and, and even with those who are not. Any time we take to show love is the right time.  

There are some people who show love by doing, by making things, creating projects or engaging in small acts of kindness, and others who show and want to receive love through being, snuggling, doing mundane activities together, just spending time in the other’s presence. 

I think that we’ve all got to be a bit of both to find that balance between doing and being 

Take Time

Take time to laugh
It is the music of the soul.

Take time to think
It is the source of power.

Take time to play
It is the source of perpetual youth.

Take time to read
It is the fountain of wisdom.

Take time to pray
It is the greatest power on earth.

Take time to be friendly
It is the road to happiness.

Take time to give
It is too short a day to be selfish.

Take time to work
It is the price of success.

Take time to love and be loved
It is a God-given privilege.

Author Unknown 


JeanJournal said...

((((((( Such gentle and sweet thoughts today ~ on this dreary cloudy day ~ I'm hoping for NO SNOW OR BAD WEATHER to cause the electric heaters to not function ~ ( lived here for 46 years and never had the power go OFF ~ and I am sooooo thankful for the good Lord and the good ways that JESUS IS ALWAYS NEAR! ~ OH HOW HE LOVES US!!! ~ JeanJournal

Unknown said...

A gentle, warmhearted post. I enjoyed reading Ecclesiastes. It is something I read often. So enjoy stopping here. I have missed it.

betty said...

I liked that Take Time poem; so true we need to take time in our lives especially when it comes to spending time with the ones we love :)

I too will be anxious to see what the groundhog says about the rest of winter come next week!



I love the verse, "To everything there is a season." It speaks to me. But I also liked the poem Take Time.

peggy said...

Checked you earlier and didn't get you so glad when you popped up. I
Look forward to your posts.

jack69 said...

I like the unknown writers, this one is good. I often wonder how the author is lost. Bonnie, of organic discourse, sent me one her Grandmas poem books, I imagine other poets who never published just wrote, the names were lost somewhere.
Anyway, it is something I wonder about. Good visit.