Reading the Men’s Blog Again

September 17, 2008 at 11:53 pm 3 comments

And man, did this entry today hit the spot.

I’ll be glad when I can throw my hands up in the air again in some areas.  But, I guess I should be glad that I’m at least not screaming and kicking like I used to be about getting on some of the rides of life that I dreaded at that time.

I’m in line.  I’m doin’ the thing.

But, this blog entry makes me want even more to anticipate that sense of joy and excitement and anticipation–even relaxation as trust and experience prevails in new areas.

Yes!  It’s all part of the journey toward freedom and real life.  Even those days when things don’t “look” the way I want it to.

“He came that they might have life and have it to the full”, they said of Jesus.

Life and to the full…hands in the air next time around…who’s with me?  (Read the full entry today/) by Steve

Also, another guy blog great for today: Quotes (from Chris)


Entry filed under: Celebrate.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mack  |  September 18, 2008 at 5:53 am

    maggie, thanks for giving me a link to that website. I have that blog bookmarked now, and will continue to read. It appears to be something that will encourage me in my walk with the Lord. I especially liked the post “band of brothers”. Thank you.

  • 2. Cindy  |  September 18, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Read this and it was good. I’m afraid I had my hands tight on the bar, screaming this week. Maybe next ride I will do better.

  • 3. bellissimanh  |  September 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    What a great analogy! I want to go through life with a smile on my face… arms up in praise to my King. That really does symbolize trust, doesn’t it? Not needing to hold onto the bars… but knowing that the Lord will get you through because He is faithful.

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