Posts Tagged ‘#waterwalkers’


Wow! It is April already!

As I scour my FaceBook this past week I had ‘friends’ talking about sunburns, snowstorms, and spring flowers … depending on where they live.

And that is spring. So many different versions of spring, for so many different locales.

The one thing that spring seems to provide is hope. Hope of the summer to come, complete with longer days, warmer nights and changes in schedules. It also heralds the hope that Easter brings … the hope that Christ was born, and died for. And that’s what the second most viewed post, Week Four of Lent is all about … hope!

But the most viewed post of this week was about my daughter’s birthday, called How This Birthday Fits.

Also this week were :

Water Walkers
(what can be done when our eyes are focused on the source of miracles)

(consequences follow our decisions)

Alone Together
(looking ahead at the empty nest)

Blessings to you this day,



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One of my favorite re-counted stories in the Bible (Matthew 14:22-34) is the one of the disciples out on the Sea of Galilee, when Jesus is seen walking ON TOP OF the water, and Peter, in yet another example of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), says, “hey Jesus, here I come!” …

and Jesus stretches out his hand towards Peter in an act of affirmation …

and Peter

walks on the water …

Imagine the adrenalin rush that Peter must have felt!

Imagine the sparkle in his eyes,

the smile on his face.

Imagine the stunned look on the faces of their boat-dwelling friends!

But, who was more ‘safe’?

The ones with wood and balsam holding them above the waves?

Or the one held above the waves by his gaze, his faith, towards the Messiah?

It is interesting to me that when Peter looked down, removing his gaze from the eyes of his Savior, he started to sink into the waves.

What a simple example of how we need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, to maintain our balance … to keep our head above water.

I recently began listening to the following song, one that parallels this simple teaching.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
Hebrews 12:1-2a


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