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Adjust your Pause Posture.

November 30, 2011

It always happens this time of year…

We all loose it.

I let the whole day go by before  realizing I can’t find the “pause” button anywhere.

Even when I feel like I am pressing pause till my thumb is white with force…everything and everyone is zipping by me

It’s the reason I guard the daily  rhythm of this season… I know there will be a fast forward and no pause in sight.

It stacks up in front of me  and I can’t get to the bottom, or even the top, of the pile of things that “must be done”

But didn’t I learn this lesson, before?

So I look through a different lens to find the answer….because no matter how things pile up…

and things scream…Oh,

and people scream:


What is any of it worth if I haven’t heard?

If I have traveled my day on fast forward, and accomplished a notebook full of to-do’s…

It is all crap if I haven’t Heard?

If I haven’t Gathered?

If I haven’t Received?

 So I step out of it ,as it whizzes by me… and I gather …and I hit pause… and I watch because everything is a lesson….
I whisper it straight into this house and let it vine…The Vine…twine It’s way through  my home…”only You be Glorified..only You , not us..not me…not them…just You be glorified

I delegate some of the stacks and I watch…

I pick up the screaming, urgent, molar teething baby…and I watch

I watch the grateful to help…to be part of this Season…. he is grateful…

my eyes open to his diligence in this small stack..his joy.

this copper penny head blesses each envelope…”you get one and you get one and you get one” his tone so chipper.

he passes his joy to all

His little fist stamps each one blessed…and he means it

Why didn’t I notice where the pause button was all this time…

Right there this copper penny boy shows me…

I was missing it all along

It was in my posture

it is always in my posture..always needing the adjustment…

There he kneels and he finds joy… and feels fulfilled in his job.

There from his little knelt position he looks up at me and asks

is this all right? am I doing it right? What is this word?..

I want them to see it first when they open our card…

Is it our name?

ashamed that I couldn’t figure it out all day yesterday…but thankful…so thankful… I see it clearly today

lesson learned a thousand times.. but every season I learn it again…

Yet He is patient to wait for me

to learn how Blessed I am.


Is this season already running away with you? Get back to the basics…and remember none of the things you are doing are worth you not Receiving… all is crap if you aren’t Gathering all that He has for you… if you aren’t Hearing.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2011 12:08 pm

    I…getting a glimpse of your adorable family….I love the joy in your son’s face…
    Blessings as you find the pause button:)

  2. November 30, 2011 12:21 pm

    Linking up after you at Walk with Him Wednesdays – sweet photos, and meaningful words. And what you wrote is so true – something that we need to remind ourselves of all through this wonderful, but busy season. A season to pay special attention to listening deeply – to God, and also to those around us. Thanks for the reminder with your words and photos!

    • November 30, 2011 2:28 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement with your kind comment.
      I really appreciate your time.

  3. November 30, 2011 1:21 pm

    Gosh, what a delight T. You have ministered to me, also thankful I didnt read your post before writing mine today. 😉 These beautiful things ” I AM ” is whispering over us. SO glad we are being quiet and listening while everything else is screaming for attention! Remembering I hold the remote!!!! hugs.

  4. November 30, 2011 3:01 pm

    I definitely needed this post today. Turning off the tv and pausing before the clock turns tomorrow. Copper has a whole lot of good to pass on!

  5. November 30, 2011 6:06 pm

    This was beautiful. I identify with so much of these words… You spoke to my soul today, and I am blessed by you! Thank you, friend!

    • November 30, 2011 6:40 pm

      Big smile here…
      thank you for your encouraging words.
      May the blessing follow you all season over and over again…for us both! amen.

  6. November 30, 2011 7:20 pm

    oh what a cheery boy! He would make work lighter just having his sweet presence.
    a great post! Agape love stamped on every envelope and in all we do … for Him
    the blessings come back abundantly
    I always try to remember that Jesus was never in a hurry
    I am learning to slow down and walk along at His pace

  7. November 30, 2011 9:58 pm

    OH I love this post! What a sweet, sweet heart. He passes his joy to all… that is just precious. And a wonderful reminder to me of what matters most. Thanks so much for sharing your family with us!

  8. December 1, 2011 7:55 am

    “i have to do this all day!” lol so sweet. i can just imagine as a kid how that big stack would seem huge and fun all at the same time…sort of like playing library…

    thanks for this great reminder this morning…a day later…I mentioned you in todays blog..

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