“Show me, Lord, my life’s end

   and the number of my days;

   let me know how fleeting my life is.

You have made my days a mere handbreadth;

   the span of my years is as nothing before you.

Everyone is but a breath,

   even those who seem secure.”

Psalm 39:4-5

I’ve been squandering

my days

like the cliché

“there’s no tomorrow”


you would think

I would

have it in hand by now

after two (or was it three?)

near death experiences


but I must be losing my mind

because I

can’t seem to get through

this thick skull of mine


time is short

it is

going faster as a cliché

“of a speeding bullet”


and I believe one day

I will

wish I had spent my time

more wisely, less hiding

take the advice I give so kindly

make each day count


like the un-clichéd Bible

reminds me

to number my days and

go forth, not in haste

but in wisdom, do all things

through Christ

my Everlasting Strength.


~Marcie Bridges
©5 July 2020


“Am I the only one without inspiration and feeling like a sloth right now?” she asked me.


No, my friend, you’re not.


While we all had grand ideas and visions of us getting things accomplished while going through this time of quarantined life, I believe many of us got so bogged down learning new ways of living, especially with extra people at home all the time, we never got around to making those ideas and dreams become reality.


Even those who had lofty ambitions of getting through their “to be read” piles of books, have had difficulty focusing enough to get through one book.


No, we are not alone in our slothfulness. But we do need to be aware of it and find ways to combat it in our lives.


Today I tried to do my day without having a quiet time. I got up later than I wanted/meant to and decided I would spend time with Jesus later.


You guessed it. Nothing went right from the get-go. I even wound up having to take an emergency trip to Office Depot for an ink cartridge for my printer, which of course, was not at all in my plans today.

I think the key to making each day count is making sure Jesus is our first love. Making sure we are seeking Him and putting God first in our lives. This doesn’t mean our days will be perfect and nothing is going to go amiss, but it will help us from feeling like we totally blew it when we keep our focus on Jesus.


There are too many days I just take for granted. I forget God is breathing His breath into my lungs and giving me a chance to live for Him that day. I forget to love Him with all I have.


God is not going to force Himself on me. He’s not going to bug me until I pay attention to Him every minute of the day like an unattended child. No, God patiently waits for me to come to Him and when I do, He wraps me in His arms and loves me.


From My Heart to Yours,


Thank you to Samuel Girven, David Clode, and Sheri Hooley for your pictures on www.unsplash.com

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