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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Beautiful Things

I've started a few blogs here and there and actually kept one alive for four years!  But I fell in love and fell off the radar and now that we're married I feel like coming back on.

Many things have changed and some things remain the same and there is so much to share--but so little time to share it?  Or maybe I just need to make the time.

I debated for so long what to name this new endeavor and what to include but I think it came to me today so here it is:

I just complain so much!  being tiredinconvenient things here and there + never ending "to do" list = bad version of myself

But when I really stop and think about it I feel foolish because the Lord has blessed me so much more than I ever could have imagined.

And my life is so full of so many beautiful things.

And even the ugly things God is gracious enough to turn the darkness in to light.

Those things shine the brightest.

The title of the blog comes from this verse from Ecclesiastes (3:11)
"He has made everything beautiful in its time."
Every year since I've moved to Korea I've have a theme verse and this year this is it.  This year for me is about remembering the perfection of God's timing and how he has given us so much and made our lives full of beauty, love, and grace.

   For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what 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 seek, and a time to lose;
a time to tear, 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 for war, and a time for peace. 
 What gain has the worker for his toil?  I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.  He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from beginning to end.  I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil--this is God's gift to man.  I perceived that whatever God does endures forever, nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it.  God has done it, so that people fear before him.  That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.                                 Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

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