Thursday, November 3, 2011

The End from the Beginning

This new world loomed large in my mind's eye, like a mystery yet to be unraveled.
Daunting and impossible, my heart buried the desire to spread its wings and fly
To the place where dreamers dance and artists paint with words of sorrow & joy

So in the secret of my heart, fantasy lies down to give space for practicality
Until the thinly veiled wall cracks under the weight of The Master's hidden potential

And, like Alice in the Looking Glass, I step through the magical mirror into a dream,
transformed by the wonder of the promise, the Relevant moment that is now,
amazed, thankful by this gift from my Father, who knows the end from the beginning......

Linking with Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop challenge to post in 8 lines
and Bonnie's Faith Barista on a gift that I recently received from God.

More about the Relevant 2011 blogging conference ::


Charissa said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful words! you said ALOT in a little :)

Paula Kiger said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this!! I did the 8 lines too. More challenging than it sounds. Your story reassures me - sometimes I wonder about my daughter (15) and how her adult choices will be influenced by my parenting. Will she be running away from what I modeled or toward? Time will tell!!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! You second paragraph speaks right to my heart!

Savannah@HammockTracks said... Best Blogger Tips

Very well said.  I am new to your blog and I am glad I found you.  Thanks to Mama Kat...Love your story....what an interstting life story you have.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, girl! I appreciate that!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, Paula! It was MUCH harder than I thought it would be...but kind of fun too!  I truly believe that when you train up a child in the way he/she should go, when they are old, then will not depart from it.  Keep the faith!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, that is lovely to hear! Thank you for stopping by, Jennifer!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww..thanks, Savannah! I am so glad that you stopped by from Mama Kat's. I can't wait to come and visit back!

Nikole Hahn said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful prose. :o)

Shanda Oakley said... Best Blogger Tips

How wonderful.  Id love to have the opportunity to attend!

Shanda Oakley said... Best Blogger Tips

I was just looking at your photos.  I mentioned once that I married a Zimbabwean (I was an mk in Zambia)  Now my daughter is in SA for 4 months and has fallen in love with a south African.  What is it about these African guys?

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL...I remember before I met my husband, a pastor from there told me, "What is wrong with these American men?" Because I wasn't married yet at 25.  He said, "They don't know quality when they see it!" He made me feel like it wasn't something wrong with ME but something that had yet to be discovered IN ME.  When my, now, husband came along, he pursued me guess work...and I loved that. So I say now, "Once you get a South African man, you will never go back." ;-) How serious is your daughter with her SA beau?

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