Running…

To and fro, from this to that.  Running.  I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RUNNING.  Pushed out into this messy world with the shoes on my feet and I haven’t stopped…

until now.

I don’t really know what to say here, which is unusual.  But, for the first time in my life, I am slowing, pausing, loving the simple.

Simply Home… I know, I know, but really I didn’t.

Still don’t in many ways, but I want to.  I want to enter the rest, smell the roses, grow some food, cherish my kids, stay in my pj’s and revolt against the race of rush.  Stop doing things because everyone else does them.  Stop marching to the calendar and bowing to the clock.  And feeling that frantic pressure to fill time before it slips away.

The filling of time. That alone can feel like a 90 lb weight bearing down on the back of my neck….

Praying for eyes to see life eternal... as it really is.

Asking for the grace to live well and fullbut not full of fearinstead full of grace.

Hanging up my running shoes for bare feet…

because sometimes when you open your eyes and REALLY SEE, you realize that this-the very place you are standing- is holy ground.

And like Abraham your feet need to feel the earth beneath them- they need to connect with the path they are walking here.  Because HOLY isn’t a place but a journey- a way in which to walk.

And something tells me that this journey of a SIMPLE. HOLY. FOR HIM LIFE –

May be best sojourned with bare souls.

bare. opened. slow. Godstruck.

Holy can’t be made to fit into life.  Rather, life must slow to see it.  We must arrest our pace and look for it- it is always there- HE IS ALWAYS THERE- just waiting to be found.

The bush is burning, can you see it?

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I am really getting practical over here with this.  Changing everything about the way we eat.  Slowing down our school day, cooking REAL food and enjoying doing it.  Planning a garden.  Blogging and media-ing less.  Turning off the tv’s. – that.  Oh yes, the way too big screens that we have 2 of in this house.  Ouch.  More on that to come… Pray for me to be brave… and for us to follow Him.

Would love to hear from you on this, anyone want to do simple with us?  Go forward by going back?  We would love some company!

Blessings to you all…

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