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Doing The Impossible

“Come on up. You can do it.’

My brother looked down at me from high up in the tree.

I swallowed a lump in my throat.

Sure, I wanted like anything to climb that tree

so that I could look down at everything from on high


my fears were great and doubts loomed.

Like what if I fell.

My eyes followed the thick trunk up to where it branched.

Could I possibly pull myself up to there?

And then how would I ever know where to put my foot next?

No, tree climbing was not my thing

I, at six was much more comfortable staying on the ground playing with my dollies.


I looked up high again.

Way high and I saw my eight year old brother grinning down at me.

“Come on, silly. I’ll help you.”

Relief washed over me at those words.

If my brother helped me I had nothing to fear.

He’d been climbing that tree like a cat for weeks

and knew exactly what branch could hold his weight

and where to climb to go even higher.

Suddenly I heard the sound of scrambling

and watched as he lowered himself to just a little above me.

“Now ya just put your foot up here,” he pointed.

My fears were great

but my trust in my brother to help me was even greater.

So I stepped closer to the tree and began to climb it.


one step at a time courage

refusing, absolutely refusing,  to look down

following the voice of my brother –coach.

Until  I reached the branch where he told me to sit

and I lowered my young body to a sitting position

and looked all around

and down.

“Wow” was all I could say. I couldn’t believe it.

It was beautiful up there so high in the sky.

That was the beginning for me of many climbs up that tree.

A coach takes you from where you are

to where you say you’d like to be.

A coach not only encourages but also gives you skills and tips on how to do it.

A coach sticks close by your side

cheering you on as you make progress.

Of course, the Master Coach is Jesus

Always by our side

Always directing our steps

And He has marvelously gifted a few people

to coach others

in moving forward in life.

Life is about moving forward.

So what tree have you been wanting to climb?





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Shining Moments


Dreams have a way of gaining life

when we take that first step.

Up until then the dream plays around in our thoughts

but might well stay there for years.

But once I take that first step

the dream begins to live.

I have had a dream of writing a book.

Yes, for years this dream played hide and seek in my thoughts.

I continued to write

got zillions of ideas

but that is all that happened.

Until one day I began to write those ideas down.

I prayed over them

literally soaked them in tears




Then one day I chose an idea and began to work on it.

I joined a group of writers

led by an experienced writer.

That dream that used to be just a dream

has taken on a life of its own.

Yes, it’s a dream that is beginning to live.

How about you?

You have been created with tremendous potential.

Yes, placed within your fabric of being

Is a purpose and a plan.

Listen to those desires

those longings of your heart.

Listen to them and write them down.

Those pulls are more often than not

God given nudges to lead you.

Ask yourself

If you could do anything

yes, if time and money were not a problem,

what would you do?

Wow, I sense your responses.

Just suppose that that dream could live for you?

Just imagine…..

Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,

according to the power that worketh in us.   Eph 3:20

Don’t settle for crawling when God has given you wings to fly.

Shining Moments

You can do it.

Yes, you can.

Though the race is long and the hills are steep

you can do it.

Run to win, my friend.

One foot in front of the other

with your face into the wind

run on.

Many are weary

struggling day after day

facing difficult situations.

Tempted to quit.


Give up.

But push that out of your thoughts.

Never, never give up

Just keep moving.

You are never alone.

Although it might seem like you are

and the voices of those naysayers are loud.

You are not alone.

You can do it.

There is One who walks and runs beside you

One Who knows you better than anyone else.

He sings over you with love

and tenderly cares for you.

He knows your deep down weariness.

Day after day


Hold on, my friend.

You can do it.

The day will come when you will cross that finish line

and cheers will resound

announcing your victory.

You can do it.

You can do it.

Let the knowledge of His Love strengthen you this moment.

Drink in the truths that shine with incredible brightness.

He is Your God

He will never abandon you.

With His help you can do it.

One step

one day

one moment at a time.

Cling to the Rock of your salvation and know His Peace.

The peace that passeth all understanding.

And the peace of God that passeth all shall keep your hearts and minds

through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Count on His keeping power.

Today and every day.