There is a time for everything and a season
for every activity under the heavens:
A time to hire, revive church community 
in worship, music, Bible study and visits;
my time to retire, give more volunteer time,
let the Senior Center Rest In Peace.
Tearful times in our kids’ absence, smiles when
Dave’s job brought him back monthly to Maryland,
more smiles on spring break in Oregon
and another great summer parenting Judah.
In writing, times to search for words,
themes, stories, then to give up searching;
times to keep revising and submitting,
also some times to discard, abandon, delete.
Times to speak, to embrace after walks, swims,
Penn State Intervarsity Reunion, the cabin at Martinek;
times to be silent, refrain from embracing,
still communing with God and each other.

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