Saturday, September 25, 2010

Eating Elephants

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and conflicted.
I know God is with me
yet I struggle to find a sense of peace.

Lord, please gently squeeze my hand,
reassuring me of the road I walk.

Ah yes, the elephant. That's it!
I'm trying to eat an elephant.
You have taught me to eat it,
      one bite at a time.

Chomp. Chew. Chew. Chew.
It could use some seasoning.

Thank You for the sprinkle of sunshine today.

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Lesson from Nature

Caterpillars, cocoons, butterflys - just like these creatures in nature, sometimes we struggle to be set free from a situation that seems to stifle our progress and muzzle our joy.

Sometimes we attract attention to our distress. Well meaning family and friends come to our aide, picking away at our encasement in order to help set us free.

If only we, and they, understood this process hinders our progress rather than helping it. The struggle is necessary to make us stronger for what lies ahead. The struggle strengthens our wings so we are able to fly higher and farther once we break free from what is holding us imprisoned now.