Saturday, May 2, 2009

Fit to Be Tied

A few weeks ago, while I was making dinner, I called Crislynn to come set the table. Davis came with her and said, “Can I help her mom?” They had their arms around each other. I about passed out! Together? They wanted to do something together? And they were touching each other without shoving! They’ve been at each other (about to drive me nuts) for weeks now.

In disbelief, I told them it was fine with me. Then I noticed that they were walking funny. When I looked around the bar, I saw it…they were tied together.

Earlier that day we had field day and of course there was a three-legged race. So, they were trying it out at home. I was thrilled (and stored away this three-legged thing in my discipline arsenal for a day when they weren’t getting along so well!)

What if I always remembered that I’m joined to God, everyday, every step, much like a 3-legged race? When I spend time with Him, it’s like He wraps His arm around me and mine around Him, and we start to walk together. If I try to go my own way, I fall flat on my face, but when I fall, he stops and lets me get up. Sometimes He drags me for a few steps. When He sees me trying to strap myself to someone or something else, He holds me a little tighter to let me know He’s a better partner. When my eyes wander from the finish line, He reminds me of the goal. He doesn’t carry me unless it gets really tough, because He knows I can learn from walking in step with Him for miles and miles. He has allowed me to join Him on this journey—even though I am stubborn and often slow Him down. He sticks with me because we are in this race together.

Mother’s Day is a great time to evaluate where we are as moms. I’ve decided to let the month of May be a new beginning for me as a mom. I need that fresh start. Maybe you do too. Let’s get back in the race, 'cause we’re not in this alone…

Holding on to Him…

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 3:13b

What has been dragging you around lately? Are you tied to the One who knows you best and loves you most? We would love to hear what’s going on with you and your family. Email us today!


  1. What's dragging me down...whining kids, what if's, to-do list, want-to-do list, and potty training!

    What a great picture! God has been teaching me about setting my heart, mind, and eyes on Him--being tied to Him adds another level to that. I'm consistently memorizing Scripture for the first time in years, and I'm finding that it is binding me to Him more and more. My verse for right now helps me when I'm dragging...

    Isaiah 33:6
    He is your constant source of stability;
    He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom;
    He gives all this to those who fear Him.

  2. So glad you girls have a blog! I will be a frequent reader. Thanks for the encouragement to us moms!!