Saturday, October 26, 2013

Living the iconic "lionic" life

Recently a Guest minister in our church shared 2 things about a lion that I need to share with us. I'll start by laying a foundation...from the Word:

A lion's offspring is a cub=little lion. It may be little, nevertheless,  it's still a lion. It may not be able to do all a Papa or Mama lion can do (yet) but it is capable of doing all that and even more...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Unplug...

...to recharge.

I'm sure that sounds like a paradox - indeed it is and it is also a fact of and for life.

During a training I attended, the instructor said: "Our bodies whisper before they shout."

My husband keeps saying the body is only so elastic - before it snaps... This is such a true statement.

These days we're so wired that it's amazing that we're not tangled in all the wire - laptops, smartphones, ipads, mp3 players, TV, video games etc. I believe some of us are.

Besides being tangled in gadgets, women take on so much and don't "take off" as much time to relax, rest and be recharged - well I know that I don't. We can only give what we have and if we're exhausted - spirit, soul and body - diminishing returns will set in and so will the cycle of futility rather than fruitfulness and fulfillment.

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a weekend away with some other ladies - yes all mothers. It was such a great time away - we were truly away. For starters, the wireless coverage was practically non-existent so we were unplugged by force. And then there were no children with us - oh the joys of being blessed with others to take care of our children while we retreated to refresh and be reenergized. Being away from the gadgets including TV and "people," provided us with opportunities to have quality conversations and develop deeper richer relationships...

It was quite the experience unplugging from the "world" and plugging into the Word and prayer. With the way God opened His heavens over us, it was evident that we had properly focused and sought after God.  Weeks later, I'm still reeling from that experience and looking forward to the next time I'll unplug from the busyness of life...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Here I am...

...don't send me.

Were you expecting me to quote Isaiah 6:8*? Well that's what it used to be - and still is occasionally. In fact, some people go one step "backward" to say:
 "Here I am, send him/her."

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Seeing better than Monk...

A few years ago, I got "introduced" to an outstanding detective: Adrian Monk.
Watching him at work is both exciting and enlightening. The saying "there is more than beholds the eye" is so true for this man. A few months ago, I watched an episode (Monk and the Candidate) where Captain Stottlemeyer said:
"I see all he sees but I don't see what he sees."