have decided to hurl myself off a ledge,
and I’m taking my kids with me.
spent hours, researching the strengths and weaknesses
of each brand of equipment;
matching it to the strengths and weaknesses
of my individual children.
cords are strongest?
will fit each child best?
They have different builds and their support needs
I do this right,
they will remember this experience with joy and wonder.
If I do this wrong,
they may walk with
a limp the rest of their lives.
These are BIG decisions.
And they are not easy to make.
you ever been there?
Knowing that you really neeeeeed a change,
but scared to
Making decisions can be
The potential danger of
often keeps people from making
one at all.
They stand, frozen, undetermined
Others make hasty decisions,
often with dire consequences,
living to regret them.
Faced with the possibility of failure,
some of us stand
still and let others
make all of our decisions for us.
we let other peoples views
of what we should do sweep us along.
Buying into the one-size-fits-all life
We plod along in dissatisfying relationships
never taking the effort to enrich and grow
and family interactions.
We work in jobs
that are unfulfilling,
simply because we do not take initiative
to find out
what we would thrive doing.
become fat and unhealthy by eating the
cheap and easy foods hawked to us by
someone interested only in our dollars.
We practice a religion simply because
was the one our parents had,
never seeking out a personal experience with
We flow through life
like a piece of driftwood,
simply rolling with the tide.
And we become bloated, dissatisfied,
disengaged clumps of humanity.
but darling, you were made for more than this.
Jesus said he came that you
might have life,
and have it in abundance!
were made for more than just drifting,
you were made made to drink
from the cup
to bask in the rays of brilliant blessings,
to splash in the streams of
Why drift, when you
Why float, when you can
practice a religion of tradition or convenience
but not KNOW Jesus?
There is SO
much more for you to experience
than just sitting on a pew.
You can taste, touch, see and hear
that open your understanding to him.
So do what we are doing, attend some classes,
enroll in a
Bible study here,
be a spiritual drifter, open the sails,
catch the wind of the spirit and see
out there waiting for you.
Sure, it may cost you some
It will involve giving up
some of the things
that make your fit in with the other drifters.
Invest in your marriage.
Invest in your children.
Invest in your future.
Oh, and that jump I’m preparing to make,
it's into education.
I’ve left the drift pattern we were in
(one size fits all education plan)
and I’ve researched, purchased
and am now assembling our gear.
God made a great big world,
and we are going to learn about it in a
great big way!
His designs are unique,
and so are our learning styles.
So we are combining his best with our best.
Check, click, snap, spring, buckle up kids, here we go!
Now it's your turn, come on
take a leap with us
a leap of
It is not going to be easy,
It's not going to be cheap.
But it is going to be worth it.