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Been thinking of last week’s post and of something healthy and nurturing for me to Leap Into and a something toxic for me to Leap Out away from. The collage above is the result.

God’s transforming power is The catalyst.

Might you also share your leap intentions here?

Other Posts on Leaping:

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Easy Weekend Activity-LEAP!

Leaping into the wrong net

Leap Word for the Soul

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Leaping into the wrong net

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my fragile attempt at drawing

I don’t remember the first landing. Or any pain. I just remember the feeling of flight.

Real Glee….before the show when the word was a noun.

 Leap and the Net will appear.
The net was always there.

The sandbox. On the Earth He Created.

But…It was not enough.  I wanted more. I wanted Quality Control. The landing was too
tough, too scary. I wanted Quality Improvement. Measurable performance
expectations. I wanted to build my own Net.

Yes…And…Despite ambitious planning and agreements and strategies and vows,  I was
never able to successfully leap and safely land into another net-another’s arms.
Something in the physics no doubt confirmed that a flying object crashing into a
stationary object resulted in s scrambled-egg predicament of bodies in a mess on the
sand. The disciples had to drop their nets too.

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Leap and the Net will appear.

Perhaps i looked for an inadequate net.
Perhaps i needed to drop the nets that were not, are not from Him

The Net was always there. His Net of Grace is Always Here.

Yet I am always with you;   
you hold me by my right hand.
Psalm 73:23

I wonder…is it just me? Have you ever held on to the wrong net?

 

Happy Leap Day (Available February 29)
Leap Bible Verse
Leap Word for the Soul
Easy Weekend Activity-LEAP!

 

 

Easy Weekend Activity-LEAP!
https://becauseofgrace.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/this-weekendeasy-weekend-activity/

 

Monday Words for the Soul~LEAP!~February 27

Leap And The Net Will Appear

A Leap Word from The Sponsor~February 26

psalm 28:7

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise Him. Psalm 28:7

Other Posts on Leaping:

Happy Leap Day (Available February 29)

Easy Weekend Activity-LEAP!

Leaping into the wrong net

Other Words from The Sponsor

Saturday Digest~February 25

~~~Been thinking a lot about Leaping this week: what to leap away from and what to leap into. And the timing of not leaping away too soon or out of fear and flight.

Then, this email message from Brave Girls Club arrives and I feel my shoulders slide downward to normalcy and my breathing slowly returning to deep contemplative.

So, dear girl, even if it is scary, scarier than you could ever even explain,

DO IT ANYWAY

~~~My focus verse this winter has been Philippians 4:8. Here is a delightful printing page of this verse to use for notes, journaling, devotionals, reminders…anything! It can be downloaded from this link.

Philippians 4:8 Journal Page

~~~And included with my uncertainty and thoughts of leaping, this post from Jody’s Devotionals offers reassurance. “The enduring promise of God is that He will never leave me. God is the perfect Father. He loves His children. He has been there, watching and waiting, all the time. From the moment I said “Yes” to Jesus, He moved into my life. Through the times of unlimited joy, my LORD has been there with the biggest smile, dancing over me (Zephaniah 3:17). Through the darkest, loneliest of nights when my face is flooded with tears, my Jesus is there to hold me and comfort me (John 14). When I cannot find the words, for whatever reasons, I can go to Psalms and find the outlet for my feelings. God has heard them all before. He’ll hear them again. God will sustain when I am too weak, too tired, too confused. When the path He asks me to walk is long and steep, He will walk beside me every step. He will even pick me up and carry me.” ~Jody Neufeld

With prayers for you to land in love after you leap…

Video of the Week: Steve Martin on banjo

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This Weekend~Easy Weekend Activity~LEAP!

LEAP!

Leap into and Leap out of!

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Leap Day is next Wednesday. A time to consider shaking things up and enacting changes that have been nagging at all of us.

Perhaps this beautiful picture will act as a LEAP catalyst.
Click on the picture above to create your own Leap Card in honor of Leap Day, February 29.
Then write something healthy and nurturing you will Leap Into and a something toxic you will Leap Out of.

God’s transforming power is a catalyst.

they will see the glory of the LORD,  the splendor of our God…
 “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come,   
He will come with vengeance; with divine retribution He will come to save you.”
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer… Isaiah 35: 2-6

I am composing my Leaps this weekend.
Might you share/comment about what you are Leaping into and out of?

Other Weekend Activities

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Blue Leap Card featured here originally seen at http://be-the-change.tumblr.com/ an inviting blog to visit and revisit

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Leaping Into the Wrong Net

Wholehearted Living Thursdays~Heroes Among Us

February 23, 2012~`~Everyday at Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom theme park a ceremony occurs amid the rides, cartoon characters, shops, and cotton candy. In Towne Square, the Flag Retreat ceremony includes saying the Pledge of Alliance, flag salute, marching band performance, parade of active and retired armed forces members, singing the Star-Spangled Banner, and retiring the colors.

Part of the daily ceremony agenda includes honoring veterans, who carry the flag down Main Street USA after it has been taken down from the flag pole. In January, 2012, although still recovering from his injuries in Afghanistan, Army Sergeant Cesar Sanchez left his electric wheelchair to walk and carry the flag down Main Street.

Sergeant Sanchez said, “If it’s for the colors, I’ll walk.”

Disney cast members who assisted with the ceremony that day were stunned by his courage and resolve to honor the Stars and Stripes in this way. Many in attendance observed his fortitude and took pictures.

Sergeant Cesar Sanchez

Sergeant Cesar Sanchez holding the colors during Disney ceremony

Kelly Glassburn, Manager of Marketing & Communications, Disney’s PhotoPass Service wrote, “Sgt. Sanchez shared that he was injured while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009, serving in an elite Army company responsible for finding and clearing improvised explosive devices. He was injured during one such mission, but calmly reminded me that it was his job to do so. Stunned silence was really all I could offer in return and a meager, ‘thank you’ squeaked out between a few tears, hiccups and deep breaths.”

Sgt. Sanchez received both Purple Hearts on the mission that injured him because he insisted on doing the sweep first, before leading the rest of his team into the danger zone. Because of his concern for his team, only the vehicle that Sgt. Sanchez was traveling in exploded , saving the members of his team.

Sergeant Sanchez’ wife Farrah is also in the Army. She told Kelly Glassburn, “Please tell everyone how proud my husband and I were to join the Army and serve our country. We love our jobs! I also want everyone to know how proud (daughter) Emily and I are of Cesar and how very much we love him still.”

Because of Bravery, Because of Grace, we live in a country of heroes, superheroes, who live unselfishly and wholeheartedly.

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