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If I Knew

This poem has been around for a long time, but I came across it again on a sheet that was shuffled together with other collected papers.

 

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time that I’d see you fall asleep,                                               I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door,                                     I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,                          I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

For surely there’s always tomorrow to make up for an oversight,                                  And we always get a second chance to make everything right.

There will always be another day to say our “I love you’s,”                                                   And certainly there’s another chance to say our “Anything I can do’s?

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,                                                              I’d like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,                                                          And today may be the last chance you get to hold your love one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?                                                               For if tomorrow never comes, you’ll surely regret the day.

That you didn’t take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss                                            And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,                                             That you love them very much and you’ll always hold them dear.

Take time to say “I’m sorry,” “Please forgive me,” “thank you,” or “it’s okay,”                   And if tomorrow never comes, you’ll have no regrets about today.

Norma Cornett Marek

 

Can Love Confront?

Enter Wonderland

Today’s post is a little different from the others, as I share a passage from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together. The reading is from Chapter 4: Ministry.  Although it is very dry, it’s an excellent read, one that certainly challenges my perception of Christian fellowship.  I would recommend it for anyone looking to understand common devotions or seeking ways to improve personal devotions.  Available on Amazon.


The speaking of that Word is beset with infinite perils.  If it is not accompanied by worthy listening, how can it really be the right word for the other person?  If it is contradicted by one’s own lack of active helpfulness, how can it be a convincing and sincere word?  If it issues, not from a spirit of bearing and forbearing, but from impatience and the desire to force its acceptance, how can it be the liberating and healing word?

Moreover, the person who…

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Locks of Love

I don’t make an idol of my long hair, but whenever I get it cut short (shoulder length) it always makes me catch my breath for a moment and i must remind myself it will grow back.  Is that weird?

Takes about 2 years for it to grow long enough to cut off 12 inches – the minimum necessary to donate to Locks of Love.

Cheers~

tauna