it’s puking snow!!

   I live in Denver and we’re having a really lovely snowstorm – it’s beautiful, quiet and abundant!  My kids have been playing in it for most of the day because school was closed due to the snow.  I was driving around in it a bit earlier and I’ve noticed a few things that can be helpful not only w a snowstorm but also with life:

  • clothing is like our attitudes:  the right attitude can turn many hardships into some great potential fun
  • together is better than alone:  playing in the snow is much better with a friend than alone and the same is true for hardships
  • time changes things:  in the Summer its hard to imagine snow and in the Winter it’s hard to imagine 90 degree heat, but its only a matter of time until things change
  • teamwork can clear off alot of driveways, or so they say ,)

lessons from the climbing wall

 Lately my kids & I have been trying some exercise at a climbing wall.  We go & put on the harness, the elf-y looking shoes & I’ve even thought of trying some of the chalk stuff. We’ve learned how to strap into the safety rope & we’re enjoying trying to scale different walls. Frankly, I don’t think I’m any good at this sport – my upper body strength is super sad, among many other challenges.  But its fun to laugh at myself & try to get better than the last time.

I recently had an interesting chat with the supervisor for the climbing wall.  We were talking about listening to God & following His voice.  The supervisor guy is really nice & has a great heart.  I’m amazed listening to him and hearing how God is directing his steps.  Here’s a few take aways from our conversation:  following God requires faith, my friend sometimes has a hard time trusting that he’s hearing God.  A second take away is that following God isn’t always about the long-term destination.  It seems to me that following God is often more about the one step at a time rather than the 5-10 year strategic plan, complete with SWOT analysis [strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats].  Like learning about the climbing wall, I have to have confidence / faith in God and take one step / hold at a time 🙂

These truths will help us to climb higher in God.