Monthly Archives: June 2015

THE FREEDOM TO DANCE YOUR WAY HOME…

We are so burdened that many times we drag through the day feeling we are perishing…all because we have chosen to bear unnecessary loads that suck up our time and emotion. The truth is we are perishing. We are going through the motions of life instead of living… Continue reading

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Do I Dare Ask Nothing?…

“Life change comes when we receive life with thanks and ask for nothing to change”. Ann Voskamp… I read this and put a little heart by it but I had to surround the heart with question marks. On some level this is true and I love the peace and rest that it suggests to my heart but I question. Continue reading

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JOY IN THE JOURNEY…EVEN THE BUMPS!

We want what we can’t have and sometimes we gain what we want but shouldn’t have.

This morning I stood and looked out the window marveling at the lush green grass, the result of amazing rains after a very long drought.

A bold rabbit was nibbling away at my flowers but must have seen a glimpse of me because he suddenly wanted desperately to leave the fenced-in area of our yard. He stuck his head through the circular links in the fence but he was way too big to escape that way. He bounced hard against one too-small opening and then another…leaving me wondering if he was going to injure himself. Thankfully, it didn’t take long before he was out…moving with lightening speed.

In just a few minutes I noticed a baby squirrel trying to figure out how to get to the bird feeder. We have a feeder that has a large hollow tube on the feeder pole. The tube keeps squirrels from making it up the pole to the feeder. This little guy (like all of the others before him) had his head inside the big hollow tube, trying to figure out how to beat the system. Their curiosity and tenacity always makes me laugh. Eventually he gave up and feasted on the seeds the birds had dropped on the ground.

It made me think of us as humans. We want what we can’t have and sometimes we gain what we want but shouldn’t have. The rabbit has 100 acres right behind us and he even has the other half of our acre that isn’t fenced to feed on. It is plentiful and delicious and God given. Still…he made his way through the fence and then risked harmed himself bouncing up against it trying to get out when he was discovered.

The squirrel had bounty all around him…seeds hand delivered right at his feet. Still, he stuck his head into a hole where there could have been danger or where, had he been able to navigate, he might have gotten confused and stuck.

Adventure. We all need it. God gave us the desire to conquer and explore. It is a blessing and a joy. So we take chances and long to discover…to conquer…to attain.

The squirrel did find a rainbow at the end of his other adventures. We had 13 tomatoes and he carried away 12. We didn’t know squirrels ate tomatoes, let alone were capable of carrying them into the trees whole!

The rabbit had some tasty new treats he would not have enjoyed, had he not ventured into unknown territory.

It should go without saying here, that as humans, we have a greater responsibility to choose with integrity. But there…I said it. (Smile)

As daughters and sons of God, He wants us to enjoy the challenges and the victories. The balance of which challenges to take on should come from Him. Once we know the idea and tenacity are from Him, we can find inexplicable joy in the journey. The challenges and bumps and bruises will not discourage us for long and will certainly will not defeat us, because we know it is He who has put us on the journey. The whole journey will be rewarding (if not always exciting) because we will know that even the hardest places are filtered through His guiding hand!
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Chaos Upended…Beyond the Storm

Obedience is not optional…We do have choice and in that sense it is optional! But the result is eventually… Chaos.
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