Shining Moments

Nov 3, 2012

I’d like to go overseas and work in an orphanage for a season

     but I can’t.

At least not right now.

I’d like to go and teach thousands about how

    to discover true peace, purpose and passion in life

    how to discover the life we were meant to live

    But the time is not now.

Maybe later

    But not now.

I long to love this world to Jesus

   to love where there is no love

   to dig deep  into the dirt of human suffering

       and to be His Instrument.

And for me, my place is here.

In my little community

   in my precious family

       and in my church 

to daily be faithful in the little things.

One life at a time

    day after day


        in quiet, hidden ways.

Like you.


The other day I was drawn to the quote of Mother Theresa,

“Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”


And so while my days are oftentimes filled with small acts of kindness,

    tending the side of one who doesn’t have long on this earth

    listening to one grieve the loss of a loved one

   explaining a concept in math to my seventh grader

    helping another work their way through a family difficulty

these are the places where I must not get tired.

Instead of looking to be removed from this place

  I need to see what I am doing with His Eyes and Heart

       and faithfully fill each moment with real love.

Life passes oh so quickly and all we have is today.

Let’s be encouraged today simply in knowing that

   nothing we do is ever wasted.

He knows and sees and cares.

And let’s love freely

   Nothing held back.

Are you with me?

I’m cheering you on.





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