Category Archives: Leading the Way

…a Time to Dance…


A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3‬:‭4‬ KJV)
It is certainly true that I am now into a different season. Anyone who ever witnessed me trying to dance (in my younger life) would attest that it certainly was not a time for that! I had the weeping, laughing and mourning down pat. I especially had the laughing part perfected. But dancing? There never seemed enough time for that.
Although there were different types of dancing, I did not participate in any. I was far too awkward for social dancing. Modern dance? I just didn’t get it. There were forms of dance that I could not even find a name for much less participate. It was not “time” for that.
But the new season that I am in allows for yet another type of dancing…the expressions from deep inside of me that bring me to profound rejoicing! This is not a celebration of legs only, or any other body parts exclusively or specifically. It is rather a body and soul celebration that surpasses all bodily dance in joyous participation. It is a party of soul and God’s presence that brings about true joy, real Godly presence, and spiritual renewal.
The season has passed for my physical dance manifestations, such as they were. However, in this time of God’s “seasons” it is as if my Saviour has spoken to me in a personal way…”Daryl, it is time. Would you like to dance?”

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A Time to Heal


A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3‬:‭3‬ KJV)

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I am encouraged by the fact that God has allowed for a time to heal: I surely need it. In this season of life, I am believing God to do the right right thing by me. That’s known as “grace” and it may not allow for complete physical healing!

Will I be a loving, obedient, child of God when I do not get my own way? I want to! That is part of the “…time to build up!” Suffering builds character and shows us where we can improve!

I am thankful to God in all things, in all seasons….Praise be unto Him!

A Change of Seasons


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬ KJV)

A Change of Seasons

I have been active in ways some others merely dream of
Seasons which may be long and arduous!
Changes are evident, and I enter therein.
I am officially in a change of seasons…

I came from a season where God was making known his will…
And I worked tirelessly to find His Will and do it. I became an instrument of
His grace—doing everything in my power to share His message…for a season.
Now I find myself in a “change of seasons.”

I cannot accomplish the same feats as before…
Disability has limited my efforts, but I am not forsaken
By the God of my youth…he has accommodated me!
I am now receiving His grace in a different way.

Where I used to be the messenger, I am now the receiver.
I used to work tirelessly to serve, now my strength wanes…
But He upholds my strength and fortifies me. I was
Strong, now I am dependent upon Him and His Grace.

I have truly changed…the season has changed…I am still useful to Him!
-the walrus

Billy Graham on redeeming the time.


EPHESIANS 5:16 NKJV

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redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Practice Good Stewardship

We are stewards of our time. God has given each one of us a little “chunk of eternity” called time. These golden moments of opportunity are doled out to us for our benefit and for God’s glory. If we use them wisely, they are woven by God’s omnipotent hand into the fabric of eternity. Henry Thoreau cautioned, “You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.” “He who has no vision of eternity,” said Carlyle, “has no hold on time.” “Only one life, ’twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last” is the sentiment of every man who desires to be a good steward of his time. We are entrusted with a small portion of the capital of time. If we invest it wisely, it will pay dividends throughout eternity.

Daily Prayer

Take away my procrastinating nature—how easy it is for me to waste time. I want to be able to leave a legacy of time spent for You, Lord, because that is eternal.