On Purpose

don’t get stuck on a stump

I read about two bald eagles at the Tampa Zoo who were permanently injured. There was no covering needed over their habitat. They no longer were able to soar the 10,000 feet. This pair of beautiful Kings of the sky were grounded. They were often photographed settled on a stump.

On this very ordinary day I ask myself, “Am I soaring? Or am I settling for life on a stump.”

The past 18 months have given all of us good reasons to settle for stump-living. I need not list them. And I know, like me, you can add plenty reasons of your own.

So what’s a grounded eagle to do when he or she can’t fly away on vacation? When one can’t escape unchanging realities?

He can create. Or she.

Enter Flannel Project
One trip to Walmart.
Purchase large mailer box and flannel.
Work with hubs, bonus!
Cut, staple.

And there you have a lightweight flannelgraph board for story telling.

And what stories might Gigi tell her 9 little grands?
* Let’s not panic with Henny Penny, the Sky is a-Falling.
* 3 Little Pigs prove hard work does pay off.
* The woman at a well finds the person who can un-stick her off her slump, or stump. One of my personal favorites.

Jesus, Living Water. The One who promises, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” ~Isaiah 40:31

Giving proof that circumstances don’t dictate us to a stump-life.

Who knew there was an eagle soaring in my neighborhood!  Been spotted at the Inn.

A spotting at your neighborhood too?

Come just as you are,

PostScript: This eagle is busy checking more One-a-Days, keeping her off the stump.
16 (of 77) left to go.

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