Friday, November 16, 2007

Do You Weary Like I Do?: The Giver

My dear bloggy friend, Leslie at Do Your Weary Like I Do, wrote some motherly musings which resonated within me, like the sound of a very clear bell ringing. I have heard echoes of this bell around bloggyville lately, and even in my heart. For instance, even today before I was blessed to read her post, another blogger and I traded comments of a similar nature. I asked Leslie if I could post it here, and have her as my guest, and she graciously said yes. I don't want to spoil it. So just dive in, you won't be disappointed! I thought it fitting for the Thanksgiving season. Click on the Do You Weary link, above or below & it will take you straight there.


Leah in Iowa said...

Sounds like a great article, and very timely at that! I'll have to go read it.

I just wanted to say your "Giving Thanks" list is looking great! We have much to be thankful for, don't we?

Well, keep up the good work and I'll be back again to check out your list.

Have a great weekend!

freetofly said...

Hi, Leah!

I was just logging on to update my list!

Thanks for stopping by! I know you must be swamped. Trying to take care of your family here at the holidays & visit all of us, also! I appreciate you coming around to check it out. I know that is sometimes a sacrifice.

Yes, it is a thought provoking article. You will be blessed to read it!

Happy Thanksgiving week!

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!