Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Playing in the Sprinkler!

Last night coming home from my son's music practice, we heard this new song - "Stealing Cinderella" on the radio. It mentioned seeing a pic of his true love running through the sprinkler when she was a child. Immediately it flashed in my mind the fun that was when I was little. Both of our sons use to do the same thing! There was nothing better if you didn't have a pool. And even if you did, it was a pleasure all its own! And I thought - you know, I bet this is almost a lost art!
So, - Quick! You still have time this year - it is still plenty hot in most of the U.S. If you have a child - don't let them miss that fun! These days we take our kids to amusement - Sea World, Universal Studios, Disney, Dave & Busters, etc. . And we buy all the latest electronic gadgets our budgets can possible squeeze in. But, I still say, the simple pleasure are always the most memorable and sweetest!
If you don't have the yard for it, do you have a friend or family member you would love to visit? Take a road trip this weekend! And don't forget your camera!

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What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!