“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Whether it’s an “extra” day or an “every” day, time is a gift. (Just ask anyone who has lost a loved one.) Doesn’t it seem kind of rude to waste that gift? I’m not suggesting we spend all our time in a frantic rush to do more, even if what we’re doing is a noble cause. As someone pointed out “We’re not human doings, we’re human beings.” God says in Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” Some of us need to slow down, some need to speed up, some are probably just about right—and all three are probably true of all of us at various times.

“Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.” Art Buchwald

You can’t make the clock go backwards; you can’t make time stand still. Psalms 139:16 says, “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Since we don’t get a peek at that book, we don’t know how many days we have left. That’s no reason to get all morbid, just a reminder to use your time well.

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln


Susan Ellingburg is a natural-born Texan who sings at every opportunity, reads as much as possible, and cherishes every day she gets to spend with friends. She's a serious foodie and not-so-serious gardener who is determined not to let being single stand in the way of living an amazing life. Read Susan's blog at TastingGod.wordpress.com.