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CCO public domain graphic: Martha G. Brady

CCO public domain graphic: Martha G. Brady


It seems to pass so quickly.

Tick, tock, tick, tock.

The seconds pass quickly by…most of the time.

Then the minutes and hours.

It seems that we have plenty of it at the beginning of each year.

Thousands of minutes.


But we don’t always use them that well.

Sometimes, we let them pass…”it’s only a few minutes.”

But time is just like money.

We need to care for it carefully.

If we aren’t careful, it will vanish between our fingers.


Without our spending of it well

It vanishes so quickly into thin air!                          stop

Just like the days of our lives.

They pass so rapidly…we blink and our hair is gray!

And then we are gone from the scene.


What we have done with the time we had

Will affect those who follow behind us.

Rarely will it be the public things we did.

And that is scary!


It’s the private things, the behind the scene things, the lonely things,

The quiet things, the thankless things…

Those are the things that make the difference in how we used our time.

What our attitude was, what our priorities were, what our true passion was?

All these show in how we use our time.


Come now, you who say,
“Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town
and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—
yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.
What is your life?
For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
James 4:13-14