Thursday, July 24, 2014


I've been thinking about our lives.  We have sort of been caught in this rut of needing to make money so we can pay bills and buy food so that we can eat and sleep so that we can make more money.  It's sucks!  We talked about our loss of adventure... our loss of contemplation and quiet time.  It time for a change!  The biggest thing that seems missing is adventure.  I mean if you are in a rut what do you have to think about?  What can you contemplate?  Why plead to God and for what?  Ruts are nasty in that the numb the soul into complacency.  I have a picture of that snake in Disney's jungle book singing Trust in me.... just in me.  There is so much of life to experience and revel in but we are so distracted.

We tend to encapsulate ourselves in hopes of avoiding pain.  My husband and I have fought that all our lives trying to take the road less safe... less traveled and more adventurous.  But somewhere we found an easier path and took it... It's time to turn back and find the better path.

Why wouldn't the better path be the one most risky? 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Learning to look

An Act of kindness… 

Over and over it seems I am the one on the receiving end of kindness instead of the giving end.  Open my eyes LORD! The other day my husband and I went to play a game of racquet ball.  We haven’t played in a long time which explains why, though we packed most of what we needed to play, we forgot to bring a game essential… racquet balls. 

How frustrating!  The courts were far enough away from home that going home to retrieve a ball and returning to play was out of the question.  As I was wandering around the facility looking for options a man noticed I had a dilemma and gave me a ball…  He didn’t loan me a ball, or sell me one.  He just gave me a ball. Sweet guy!

The thing I find inspiring about him is simply that he noticed I was in need.  I wonder... if I were in his shoes, would I have noticed? I feel embarrassed admitting it but I don't think I would have.  I would have been too locked on to my target... sad.

I think the more pain we are in or maybe the more we numb our pain with distractions, the more we lack the capacity to see.  Today, I am taking a break from my usual distractions maybe it will help.
God help me see!