Tuesday, October 16, 2018

VolleyBall Lessons: The Power of the Double Block

I got chills when I saw them play together...

my girls

sisters
unified

fighting together

for

a common goal
a victory
a win


Then when they did the "double block"
I almost lost it

hands up
jump up
eyes focused

and

WHAM!

a block that

sent the ball careening back over the net
hitting the floor of the side of the opposing team

to

score
another point

I turned to their mom and said

"it's like having a good prayer partner"

because

when life keeps throwing stuff your way

it's good to have
a sister who

steps up
steps beside

to help you block what the enemy is trying to send your way

hands up
jump up
eyes focused

as we

stand together
pray together
fight together

in unity

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Ask... Seek... See

When you ask to see His glory

you must not only
look up

you must also
look within
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Seek God daily
See God daily

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Good Pressure Wash

I came in with an attitude
and let everyone know...

"sorry guys, I'm not feeling it today"

so they left me alone...

and as I looked out of the window


Grace Showed Up

when I saw what the guys were doing and said

out loud
to myself

"Sometimes we all just need a good pressure wash"

and

that nudge
that word

spoken

softly
sweetly

(like a little "pep talk" to my soul)

was just what I needed
because

sometimes

a little attitude
a little pressure
a little pain

is necessary to help

lift the deep stain
wash and rinse

the dirt away

Friday, October 12, 2018

Release a Praise

You've been holding it in
long enough

holding back

for fear

that others

will not
cannot

accept

the fullness of what you have to bring
the fullness of who you are

but He gently invites

all that is you
to freely

release
unleash

prayers
praise
purpose

without

care

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One World Lantern Festival

How will you release?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How Big is Your God?

No one will notice how big your enemy is...
until you defeat him

No one will notice how big your God is...
until you declare Him



My God is omnipotent!

Comfort in the Pen

We already had...

one in each bedroom
several on the bookshelves
one in each of our cars

and yet

when I walked in and saw this
75 cents thrift store treasure

I knew

it had a home
on my
desk at work

because

His Word needs to be there


I am in a room

surrounded by books
filled with words
on pages

and His

needs to be one of them

"wherefore comfort one another with these words"

and until now I'm not sure I ever really considered that the reason

we read
we write
we post

share
revisit

is because

there is comfort
in the pen

Sunday, October 7, 2018

What's Growing Out of Your House?

Moving so fast that I hadn't noticed...



weeds
growing

from a crack in the wall outside of our home

a song
a praise
a plan

we all have something growing without notice

and whether it's

a sprig of hope
a root of bitterness
growing grace

we must all eventually stop to

identify
acknowledge
address

that which is growing
out of our house

What growing out of your house?