Just Write {59}

October 29, 2012

Do what you love.

Don’t leap before grace.

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose. 

I have these sayings up around my office. They’ve been there so long, I don’t notice them. It’s funny, how we hang up words that we want to live by and then they become background to living, invisible. I hardly even see them anymore, but every once and a while, I sit and look around and they pull me back to my core, center me and remind me of a few things my spirit knows.

Invisible doesn’t have to mean gone.

I’m working on a post for tomorrow. It will be up at A Deeper Family. It’s about my grandparents, mostly. It’s part of our story. It’s largely about faith and how they lived it and how I live it the same and differently. It’s mostly God’s story and I wish we could all see that our spiritual paths are set out before us and so arguing about them is seriously pointless. These are God’s stories. He’s got them, whatever we call Him or don’t call Him.

If we were quiet, like the backgrounds of our stories instead of gongs, maybe we would live to find that we’re together more than we’re apart and one day we could stand there, or kneel there, maybe. We could look at each other and go, Oh, I get it now.

You were right, we’d say to each other with our knees bent and our mouths moving with our stories of grace. Right now we forget the invisible in all the noise. We can’t see we’re all the same and wholly loved but that doesn’t mean it’s gone.


This is the 59th installment of Just Write, an exercise in free writing your ordinary and extraordinary moments. {Please see the details here.} I would love to read your freely written words so join me and link up below. You can add the url of your post at any time. Just be sure it’s a link to your Just Write post, not to your main page, and please don’t link to posts that are not written in the spirit of capturing moments–like lists or sponsored posts. Then please link back to this post in your post so people know where to go if they’d like to join in. (Any links not following those two guidelines will be deleted.)

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