Saturday, January 1, 2011

Blog Challenge Day 1...This Present Eternity

2 of our favorite Christmas hour glass and The Quotable C.S. Lewis.

"Humans live in time...therefore...attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself and to...the Present. For the Present is the point at which time touches it alone freedom and actuality are offered." C.S. Lewis

This sand hour glass was a Christmas gift to me from a dear friend. This was the toughest year of her life. She lost the love of her life and he left 3 beautiful boys in her care.

As we (the 4 of us) prayed together as a family last night, praising and reflecting on 2010, my son offered a prayer...that went something like this...

"Jesus, we thank you for all of 2010... even the hard parts. I am sad but thankful that Mr.Chad is with is hard for his family but I know you are with them and in time they will all be back together...I am so glad Mr. Chad also got to ride with Santa and see the world..."

I am always so blown away by the sweet hearts that are forming right around me each day.

Eternity is always in the Present...

here is to a NEW where we thank Jesus even for "the hard parts"....and one where we will do our best to live in the freedom of the Present being fully aware of Eternity.


  1. great picture....
    love the prayers of our babies.

  2. I LOVE the hour glass!! So very you!! I told Tara last night, you both inspire me to be intentional in my living. Thank you!!

  3. Nothing sweeter than the prayers of our children, out of the mouthes of babes!! Love the hour glass, your tree and that you are back blogging :]

  4. I know this prayer meant so much to you. I know, without out a any doubt, that you are raising that boy right (even though we have never met). His heart must be huge! I will be praying for your friend. Happy New Year!

  5. what is that phrase.."life's like an hourglass glued to the table"..? It's true for our physical selves. Thankfully our story doesn't end when the sand runs out. I can't imagine raising my boys alone - bless her heart. She and her family will be in my prayers. (Good to have you back posting :))