Watch out, I’m going from Jesus to the Allman Brothers Band. Follow along, lol.
I once saw a cartoon of Jesus holding a giant teddy bear behind his back while asking a small child to give Him her small teddy bear. The analogy being let go of the small and I will give you more. I am not speaking about money here or prosperity preachers.
I am speaking of what can we let go of to take hold of new.
I broke down on Sunday. Our SHS boys head basketball coach is leaving and I am saddened. I loved watching him coach and seeing the passion he had for his team. Three boys have been heavy on my heart since their grandmother passed away, worried what will happen to them. What’s going to happen to our businesses? What are we doing for social interaction?
I’m having a blast with my daughter but I miss friends! When I focus on all I am missing out on I get sour.
I have to believe that in the end we will have better.
Sometimes the rose bush is pruned back so better will grow. Yeah writing that sounds funny to me too. Michele knows nothing about rose bushes.
I spent several days in a funk before remembering that God’s got this.
What if there is better waiting on the other side? What if there is a new brighter sense of community? What if a new basketball coach comes in who has different skills to better our team?
Shut off the news, go outside and get some sun. Call a friend to lift you up. Laugh with someone and trust there is a plan.
I leave you with some of my favorite lyrics from The Allman Brothers Band song - “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”
Last Sunday morning, the sunshine felt like rain
The week before, they all seemed the same
With the help of God and true friends, I’ve come to realize
I still have two strong legs, and even wings to fly
So I, ain’t a-wastin time no more
‘Cause time goes by like hurricanes, and faster things
Well, Lord, Lord, Miss Sally, why all your cryin’?
Been around here three long days, lookin’ like we’re dyin’
Go step yourself outside, and look up at the stars above
And go on downtown, baby, find somebody to love
Meanwhile, I ain’t a-wastin’ time no more
‘Cause time goes by like pouring rain, and much faster things
You don’t need no gypsy to tell you why
Ya can’t let one precious day to slip by
Well, look inside yourself, and if you don’t see what you want
Maybe sometimes then ya don’t
...We’ll raise our children, in the peaceful way we can
It’s up to you and me brother
To try and try again
So, hear us now, we ain’t wastin’ time no more
‘Cause time rolls by like hurricanes
Runnin’after the subway train
Don’t forget the pourin’ rain
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