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Showing posts from December 12, 2008

Buried Treasures

Do you ever feel like time just slips through your fingers at a rate that is just out of control? Christmas seems to make us more of aware of it as it rolls around seemingly sooner each year! It can be a challenge to make each day count, each relationship matter, each moment a treasure.

Recently I was reminded of this in a sad and unexpected way. A precious girl I knew years ago was tragically and brutally murdered. I had a very hard time putting it together in my head. Here were the memories of a sweet, unassuming girl colliding with the thoughts of what she must have endured in her last moments.

So many of us said the same thing. "I didn't know her that well." How many people pass through our lives and we never take the time to get beyond a surface relationship? Too often we are content to surround ourselves with acquaintances rather than investing the time to pursue something deeper. What treasured friends might we find buried in the clutter of our lives?

Maybe the best …