Thursday, August 12, 2010

Old Times


"Old times" never come back and I suppose it's just as well.
What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that's better.
~George E. Woodberry~



As much as I love old things - old photos, family heirlooms, reminders of my childhood and raising my own family, antiques - I don't want to live in the past.

"A new morning every day in the year" . . .
with new beginnings . . . new opportunities . . .
new blessings . . . new challenges . . .
Today . . . that's the place to live!


It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning;

great is Thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

15 comments:

Mari said...

What a great picture! The old truck against the old building is perfect!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Glenda, It is good not to live in the past... Some people (when they lose a loved one) just cannot get over it... They live in the past constantly... I don't ever want to be that way.. Life goes on --and I want to jump onboard!!!!!

I do love old things ---and love to relive my memories, more now that I'm older. BUT---I don't 'live' in the past...

Thanks for a great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

I love that scripture! Isn't it wonderful that God's mercies are new every morning!!!
I like old things, too, but don't want to go back and live it the past.

Ginny said...

New every morning, I love that verse! And these pictures, the way you are showing the old and talking about the new. To me, every morning is like New Years day! I love the first quote! A new day is so much better than days past.

B. Meandering said...

It'e sometimes difficult to let some of the past go, but living in the present is what we need to do--to move on and become more and better.
Your post was great timing for me. I needed this.

Kathy said...

You know this is my kind of shot, Glenda! I too love the old days but only for the wonderful memories they bring and the lessons learned. Our hope is tomorrow.

Jane said...

HI Glenda - Very beautiful photographs. I love your photo at the top of the page as well. Will be back to visit again soon,

Jane

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Glenda,
I love your photos of the old truck and I like the saying very much by George Woodberry.

I'm glad God's mercies are new everyday. Have a blessed weekend.

S. Etole said...

Thoroughly enjoy the photos and I am so thankful His mercies are new every morning.

Dawn said...

Good stuff!!

Daisy said...

Hello Glenda! Thank you for visiting my blog today. Nice to meet you! You have a lovely blog, and I enjoyed this post. I liked your photos. Well written message here too.

Karen said...

I, too, love old things, memories, wonderful times with family and friends, special trips, fingerprints on the windows, etc. But I never want to go back. What would I ever do without a microwave, a computer and my 5D Mark II ?????

Sharon Lynne said...

I love old things too. Old family photos with their faded smiles. I want to jump right in and be with the people.

But they struggled through life too. Sometimes the old family photos give me strength to carry on...because they did.

This is such an interesting subject for a post, because I have often felt the yearning for the days of old.

But you are right! The present is of supreme importance!

(and its also not good to live too far into the future...or one will miss the blessings of the day!)

Rebecca said...

I like this! Your blog is lovely. I have been enjoying looking through your posts.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Hi Glenda, thanks for visiting my blog. Your photos are beautiful and I can see very much in sympathy with the type of photos I also enjoy taking but you seem to have many more beautiful sunsets.