Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Climb with Me?

Many mornings at a certain time
the dogs go a bit crazy.
They bark excitedly.

In September it takes me a bit
to remember that it is bus time and
the neighbor boys are at their bus stop.
a.k.a. Our driveway.

So, in those early days of the school
year I often go to look who might be
out there.

What I see is pretty predictable.
Boys in our maple tree.

What is it about a tree that makes it just
need to be climbed?

Those boys aren't the only ones who love
to climb this tree.

Look who I found there on Monday....

Reaching new heights.
Seeing things from a different perspective.
Enjoying the beauty,
While facing fears in the process.

That is what draws us . . .
up into a tree
or to the peak of a mountain.

Have you climbed lately?

Stretched beyond your normal
comfort zone?

Maybe you have
taken a much needed respite among the
beauty of God's creation?

Whatever your reason for
climbing. . . it is worth it!

Best of all,
You don't have to
do it in your own strength!

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.
Habakkuk 3:19a

Let's Climb together!
Reach for those goals and dreams
that are just outside the realm
of comfort and the known.

I know of several people right now
who are climbing...

Whether it is ~

to win against illness,
to have a much wanted child,
to find a job in a market that is cruel,
to start a business,
to cheerfully meet the demands of a busy family,
learning to live without a spouse who is gone,
taking on the challenges of a needy foster child,
in the ministry that they have been called to.

And we are off!

In HIS strength.


Shiloh and Genny's Family said...

Hi, Becky. Thanks for visiting our blog. Your doggies are beautiful, and so is your blog.

We're practically neighbors! hee hee! Pottstown isn't that far away.

Tracy said...

Such fun, Becky! Must climb trees more often! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Liane said...

Thank you, Becky for such an encouraging post....I needed it!!
Have a blessed day!

p.s. I love hostas too!


Brittany Ann said...

This is such a beautiful post:) Thank you!

And your daughter makes me so happy to hear about...she's just such a wonderful young woman!

Vee said...

Sometimes it's more like falling these days, but I certainly appreciate these beautiful sentiments. Chelsea looks perfectly at home in the tree...wait! That didn't come out exactly right.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Yes, sweet Becky, my husband and I are climbing.....facing new challenges.

Lovely post!

Barb ♥

Karen said...

Very nice post, Becky.

Am I the only one who finds it ironic that the neighborhood kids are waiting in front of the homeschooler's house to catch the bus?

Where were you taking Chelsea's picture from? You had a great angle to get those shots.

LV said...

Beautiful thoughts and words. All very fitting with your lovely tree shots.

Elena said...

Amen! Thank you for the encouragement!

JD said...

This was me...a few years ago...OK...Maybe MORE than a few years ago...Maybe a LOT MORE than a few years ago, but it was something I really enjoyed doing. I lived in a very small town...there wasn't much else to do. Becky, when I get a chance, I am going to email you with some dates that I would have available...I would love to have another get together. I can't believe that a year has passed since the last one...Oh MY, where does the time go?