Timothy 4:12 ESV /
Let no one despise you for your youth,
but set the believers an example
in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
Happy 23rd Birthday, Matt!
We love the laughter your sense of humour brings to our home
as well as your conscientious attitude to life!
Wishing you God's guidance and blessing in the year ahead!
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The spectrum of a season swiftly sweeps from now to then
The boys and girls of Good Old Days become women and men
The dreamlands of sweet childhood clash with brash reality
As fruit begins to emerge on green branches of the tree
Accountability begins to replace innocence
What was footloose and fancy-free now demands diligence
And where the air once wore the cheers of ‘no more school, hooray’
The student starts to learn that lessons take no holiday
...where shoes too large for little feet to fit, suddenly do
As boys and girls of Good Old Days shoulder life’s ‘Nothing New’
‘Remember your Creator then, in the days of your youth
So that you may be able to discern well what is truth’
Because the spectrum of a seasons soon loses its sheen
Branches become set in their ways, that once were limber-green
And harvest that seemed far off starts to render its return
Where a new age of Innocence waits eagerly, to learn
© Janet Martin