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Friday, June 29, 2012

Dance





Yay for Friday!!


Time for the kind of writing where you open up your thoughts and let them all spill out on the page screen.

No editing. No overthinking. Just let it spill out, and see what you get.

The thing that makes it fun is that you can only write for 5 minutes. No cheating! ;)

So let's see what you've got bottled up in that head of yours. Then hop over to Lisa-Jo's place. She's always got brownies, a comfy couch and lots of ladies just waiting to encourage you.

Link up and make sure you take the time to visit a couple of posts before yours and extend them some comment grace. It's all about encouragement. We can all use some of that, right?



Here's my five on DANCE....


Life’s a dance you learn as you go.

Anybody remember who wrote that song? It has left me. It’s in the vault, I just can’t put my hands on it this morning.

You learn as you go…..INDEED!

The dance of life has taught me lots of things.

This year in particular it taught me to find joy. To CHOOSE joy.

For so long I danced to find my joy in things, accomplishments, and even the wrong people. I was dancing for others.

Now I take my cue from David, and I dance before the Lord. He is my joy, and He’s blessed me with a wonderful gift.

He gave my eyes new lenses. Through these lenses I can find joy anywhere. Most often in the small, ordinary, and mundane.

It’s there when she crawls in bed with me first thing. She scrunches up close, all warm and small and wraps her little arm around my neck to hold ME.

It’s there when she finally gets her hair to scrunch just right. She hates her board straight hair.

It’s there on her face as she runs in with a lost tooth. One that fell out unexpectedly, because she didn’t know it was THAT loose.

It’s there in the high five when mama and daddy beat the girl's high score on the Wii. Woot! Woot!

It’s all around us as we travel this road of life.

We can hang our heads and drag our feet down this road OR……

We can look up and around. Find the joy, and dance our way down life’s road and straight to Jesus.

"Young women will dance and be happy, young men and old men will join in. I'll convert their weeping into laughter, lavishing comfort, invading their grief with joy." Jeremiah 31:13 MSG

18 comments:

  1. Love this! If we have the joy of the Lord truly filling us, how can we help but dance? So glad I linked up after you at Lisa-Jo's. I think I will dance through my busy day today and take some time to do it literally with my little guy.

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    1. So glad you stopped by! Enjoy your day dancing with your little guy. Those moments are priceless.

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  2. Great post!!! I too want to dance like David danced and find joy!!

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    1. Yep, David may have made lots of mistakes, but that was one thing he got right!

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  3. Love that song (John Micheal Montgomery, I think...) and it is so true - learning as we go. Great post!

    Marissa @ forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU Marissa! That was driving me batty! I was just about to Google it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you around these parts again soon!

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  4. waking up to joy...dancing in His love...and yes...to dance well...we can’t be dragging our feet...we have to look up...and dance. Glad you stopped by my place ...I am glad to have found yours...have a blessed day~

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  5. Life is a dance you learn as you go... so true! =)

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    1. Let's dance like nobody's watching!

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  6. Well said my sweet friend, well said. Your God-given joy is contagious, and it's what keeps me coming back to get to know you more. Love you!

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    1. Sweet Kelly! It makes me smile every time I see your name in the comments. How's the little bun? Hope you've gotten passed the green stage.
      HUGS!!

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  7. This is great Tracey! The dance IS all around us. :)

    P.S. Check this out...props to you sister blogger! ;) http://wp.me/p2oyyw-fD

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    1. Thanks so much for all the bloggy love!!!

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  8. Ohhh sooo lovely! You write beautifully! Thank you.

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    1. You are sweet. Thank you for the encouragement.

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