Stretch of Time

Stretch of Time

Stretch of Time

Time stretches out before me. Some days it seems too short to accomplish all the tasks at hand. Yet other days seem to stretch on and on and on with bedtime a distant realization.

“He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in our heart.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:11a NASB

There is an appropriate time for everything while we live here on this earth.

“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every even under heaven –

A time to give birth and a time to die;

A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

A time to kill and a time to heal;

A time to tear 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 throw stones and a time to gather stones;

A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.

A time to search and a time to give up as lost;

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;

A time to be silent and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate;

A time for war and a time for peace.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NASB


In the stretch of time called today, I pray, “God would make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” (2 Corinthians 9:8 NASB)


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New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB 1995), copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.

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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is stretch.


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12 thoughts on “Stretch of Time”

  1. A Stretch of Time.. what a unique and original spin you gave on the word stretch. Time does stretch slowly sometimes, and goes quickly at other times. How did I get to be 60 years old? It seems like my time has gone fast. Anyway, great blog
    Terri #w10 FMF

  2. Time has a mind of its own,
    far too fast when joy exists,
    but too slow when I doth groan
    through slow seconds in the dentist’s
    chair, wishing I might be long gone
    to some lovely flowered hill,
    but the ogre will go on
    with his whining loathsome drill.
    Then he pauses, eyes a-twinkle,
    with a stern professional gaze,
    smooths from his white coat a wrinkle,
    and then to his nurse he says,
    “Come on over, stand right here,
    hold him down, and hold my beer.”

    All true but for the beer, on the day all four wisdom teeth came out at once.

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