Sunday, April 13, 2008

change is in the air...

Spring is a wonderful time of change. Physical, mental, and sometimes emotional changes. These changes remind me of the passages I have read so many times in Ecclesiastes. Even though no time period or author is mentioned in the book, we can all relate to the timeless truths that the author points out as he takes stock of the world he has experienced between the horizons of birth and death. The point of it all being that there is a time for everything.

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear, and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." Ecc 3: 1-8

Here is an example of changes that are occurring around the house. The children built a nest on the wreath that hangs on our fence. A few weeks later, a bird built her nest and placed her egg there. Not only will we get to see the whole Luna moth life cycle, but now we get to watch the season of birth of the Robin.

In addition to the change of seasons, I have to undergo some changes as well. It's that time again of the season that I need to interview for a new teaching position! With new interviews and a potential new position, I have to do a "little" changing myself. I let the children cut my beard off to have a cleaner look for the job fair I am attending in Ohio this next weekend. It will probably take a few days for them to get over the newness of seeing my face again. :)

1 comment:

thompson said...

When did Garth grow a beard? We continue to pray God brings a job to Garth--wherever that may be. We are finally finished with the remodel--will send pictures soon.
Miss you all!
Sherri and family