what is it all about?

in the past 5 days, 3 people who i’ve known in my lifetime have passed away.

such a weird feeling.

one was a guy I went to all of elementary, middle and high school with. (only 25 years old) he was in a car accident over the weekend.

one was the dad of one of my best friends in high school. got the news he died yesterday morning. my heart aches for her. i know what its like to lose your daddy this young.

one was my dad’s aunt (my great aunt-only 70 years old) who also passed yesterday.

i tend to contemplate life all over again when i hear how short it can be. no one knows the day or the hour.

this means we need to make it count. before my dad went to heaven, he kept asking us “what is it all about?” this should be a question I ask myself everyday.  how can i make this day count, how does God want to use me today to be His hands and feet?

missing this man a lot today:

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i was a daddy’s girl – always will be

262232_770538268371_2355897_n he loved baseball.

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Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 10.35.51 AMhe gave me strength. he was there on the happiest day of my life.

this passage seems to always come back to me about wisdom in this life:

Ecclesiastes 7

A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.
Frustration is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.

11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
13 Consider what God has done:

Who can straighten what he has made crooked?
14 When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other.
Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.

15 In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:

the righteous perishing in their righteousness, and the wicked living long in their wickedness.

18 It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other.

don’t let go of the people in your life that God has brought you to be there for. to be a witness to, to love on with a great love.

 

life is fleeting. may you know the love of the Father, the peace his son brings and the joy of the spirit each day.

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