Don’t Miss the Adventure

Soft tweets, chirps and rustling indicate a new day is dawning. A day drowning in promise. I’m ready to take on the challenge. The to-do list is long, but I have a plan.

Joey smile2He comes behind and chatters as I mumble my responses. That’s interesting. How did that go? What are you going to do now?

My ears half-plugged, my mind fully cluttered. I hear but not really.

He’s trailing behind as I move purposely, putting away clothes, typing on keyboards, checking off lists. His voice I hear, and I look occasionally.

Those handsome intelligent eyes, dancing with the adventure of life. Are they dimming as I move—away not toward him?

So much to do, but for what? So he can have food and clothing and a secure home. But what about his desire for connection? What about his need for affirmation? What about his heart?

I care for his physical but in my fog of doing miss feeding his spirit.

There is time. There is always time while we yet breathe.

I look into those sparkling eyes and push the clutter aside. The to-do’s can wait. My plan can change. 

I’ve been hearing. Now it’s time to really listen—to listen to him and above all listen to Him.

Now it’s time to join the adventure.

“Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15–16).

Question: What adventure are you missing out on because you are too busy doing to really hear about it? 

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

8 comments on “Don’t Miss the Adventure
  1. TraciMLittle says:

    Beautiful Julie! Making time to feed the Spirit… yes!

    Visiting from FMF!

  2. Amber says:

    Love this! Thanks for the reminder that feeding the spirit is our most important work. I surely don’t want to miss out on the adventures around me! Visiting from FMF, too.

  3. Amy says:

    Love this Julie !!! Such a beautiful reminder for us to listen and really hear.

  4. Fiona says:

    That verse – wow – that verse!!

    Thank you for this – all of this…..

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