A Time to Pause and Reflect

As we enter into this new year, it's a rare time to pause, take a breath and give time and space to reflect on where you have been and where you are headed. While you are here, take a minute to linger, pray and read a passage of scripture that you may have glossed over before due to its repetitiveness or having heard it numerous times. But today, read it with a receptive heart and fresh eyes. Let the words wash over your soul once more and allow, your friend Jesus, to be your guide into this new year.

For everything there is a season,

a time for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.

A time to plant and a time to harvest.

A time to kill and a time to heal.

A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to cry and a time to laugh.

A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

A time to search and a time to quit searching.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to mend.

A time to be quiet 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 NLT

About the Author

Casey Uphues married Creighton in 2005 but their house hasn’t been quiet for over a decade because they have two very spunky boys. When she’s not stepping on Legos, she’s on the sidelines or in the stands cheering on her boys, and dreaming about the beach or some scrumptious pimento cheese. She serves at The Nest and Watermark’s Women’s Bible study because pointing women back to the truth of how much they are adored by their Savior is her jam!


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