Monday, March 12, 2012

Grandchildren Moab 2011

Having my grandchildren reminds me of how I can overcome obstacles. When I see them struggling & wanting to give up, I encourage them that they 'Can do it, and they do it." We all need someone to cheer us on when we feel like giving up. I enjoy watching children's movies that obviously have a big people message in it such as 'A Bugs Life'. When Flick feels like a failure because he thinks outside the box & believes in ideas & doing things differently, he has to go through some pretty disappointing things that don't work, however, there is courage in his heart & he is the only ant who stands up to 'Hopper', the big bully grasshopper. After being laughed at, rejected, shunned, punched, kicked & called 'lower than dirt, a little ant named 'Dot' is the one who believes in him and doesn't give up. Flick rises to the challenge and says the unspeakable, 'Ants are not meant to serve grasshoppers. It's the grasshoppers who need the ants". The other ants hear his courage & courage rises up in them & they too believe. Overcoming is a wonderful thing. We need each other to believe when we cannot & to see things differently. That's what life is all about! Believing, overcoming & living a life that we love & are passionate about. "If you had faith, trust, confidence in God even so small like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea', and it would obey you". Luke 17:6

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