Dance in the Rain

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We spent 4 glorious days at the beach.  Erika had decided to stay away, rather than raining on our parade.   We’d elected to be dangerous and unplug from responsibility while all our friends ran to the grocery store for batteries and bottled water.  Instead of preparing, we’d lounged in comfy chairs under a fancy umbrella.

Our “re-entry to reality” came on the drive home.   Even though the hurricane had dissipated, the strong wind and heavy rain still battered the terrain.   We saw large branches in the road and lots of debris in people’s front yards.

“Storms really clean things up,” commented my man as we surveyed the damage.

Ain’t that the truth?  I thought.

We’ve faced quite a downpour in our six years of marriage.  Relentless squalls have “cleaned me up” plenty.

I’m less selfish, more forbearing, and quicker to forgive.

Storm gusts have washed away the grime and left lots of grit.

I want to be that girl who puts on her dancing shoes when the blast blows in rather than drowning in a puddle of tears.

One storm at a time, my steps go stronger.


Zechariah 10:1
 

Something to think about…

 

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5 Ways to Get out of a Rut in Your Quiet Time

Quiet Time Rut

 

 

This week, I realized that “spiritual funk” was starting to set in. My quiet time was turning into a ritual again. I was reading to check off something on my list, but my heart and spirit were not connecting with the mystery and the glory of the page.

God’s Word is not something to be glossed over. I am not reading for information. I am engaging in relationship. My Abba Father has something important to say to me, and I don’t want to miss it because I am not fully present when I come to break bread at His table.

I have the Word of God in my hands. He speaks to me. I need to wake up and come before Him with a hungry heart.

Lord, give me ears to hear.

Have you been there? Do you find yourself in a rut during your quiet time? Maybe you need to shake things up and do things differently. Let go of your “usual” and ask God to do a new thing in your heart when you open up the Word of Life…

I am sharing over at Missional Women today.

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The Greatest Romance

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Something to think about…

 

I’m sharing “The Greatest Romance” with like-minded friends at Faith-Filled Friday.

 

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