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Everything Changes: Take Time for Remembering

Nov 14

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Everything changes. I’m at that place in life where people I love are aging and dying. I think back to my childhood, and I have to think hard to remember things. Today, I remembered my dad buying me Slim Jims for a snack after hot days in the sun. Recently, on an airplane, I was given a disappointing pouch of pretzels and some water. When I ate the pretzels, I remembered eating this same snack pretty regularly: goodies left out for adults but absconded by little people like me. The taste made me remember more: a whole bunch of things buried and forgotten. This little snack ended up being the opposite of a disappointment.

Yarn can keep a child amused for hours at a time. I remember that being true for me. I made pom poms, dolls and collages out of yarn. I was pretty small when I made my first yarn creations. Today, I use what I remember from that time to create my Yarn Swirl Collage. This is just one of the many ways I can take time to remember.

What do you remember? Share your memories here or find a voice for them elsewhere. Make a collage, create a scrapbook page, write in a journal or blog here with me. Tell us what you remember before everything started to change here at Journey on Canvas Blog. Everything changes: take time for remembering.

Yarn Swirl Collage, Age 46

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Journey on Canvas is a spiritual autobiography and spiritual journaling site. The Journey on Canvas Blog will give you ideas for your spiritual journal and give you opportunities to share your spiritual story. This blog is also a place to find hope on your journey. Read, blog with me, and enjoy! 

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The older I get the less I think about what I can get out of this life. Bad things happen here on Earth and no one is immune. I see my parents suffering, I watch terrible things happen to my friends and I see catastrophic events that create hell on Earth. Revelation 21:4 promises that someday God will wipe every tear from our eyes and the old order of things will pass away. I’m beginning to think that this promise isn’t so far away: it’s just waiting for us at the next stop. Maybe when we die we trade our tears for dancing and enter Heaven. Until then, I'm going to paint, I'm going to write, and I'm going to share when I find hope in this life. That's why I'm here at Journey on Canvas.

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