Tuesday, August 23, 2011

That Flicker

My list seemed to grow this morning as I thought upon 
all of the tasks I had at hand. Packing_ finances_ 
my son not feeling well from a cold_  moving day_ a close date_
a potential hurricane on the horizon of our move.
And I'm the type, when things start to mount up, can get overwhelmed.
When I get to this place there's only one thing I know to do.
Turn them all over_ all of my requests made known to Him.
All of these things that are weighing on my mind and 
trying to rob me of my present joy or present focus.
As I was talking it through with Him my eyes caught a flicker
It was birds on our deck
Some sitting perched (peaceful)
Some being playful with each other

When thinking about what I would write today for encouragement. 
I kept coming back to them.

 Somehow when seeing them, I feel it's a reminder_

"Look at the birds of the air,
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them
Are you not much more valuable than they?"

I let those words soothe because that's what they do for me.
And then I caught that flicker again
Only this time it was the flicker that spoke  HOPE.
Because when knowing the one whom everything comes from we can have..hope.

And in thinking about the birds I thought about this quote from Maya Angelou.


I also felt challenged by this...
is the song that I sing about Him?
What kind of song does my life overall sound like?

I love these Tuesday posts of encouragement.
For that's what I feel we are collectively doing_
we're singing our song....
we all have one to sing about.

Heather :)

Linking up with Jami for


  1. One of my favorite verses and such a great reminder!

  2. It is amazing what turning it all over does not only for our spirits, but also our bodies. Knowing we are held... It amazes me the calm and peace that take over in TRUSTING.

  3. I love, love that verse. Beautiful and so encouraging!

  4. Hope is such a beautiful thing.

  5. Such a beautiful and encouraging post. Thank you!

  6. praise jesus.
    i am right here, right now.
    i want my song to be PRAISE.
    thanks for sharing, heather!


  7. This is so timely-thank you for the reminder and encouragement about the song of my life and how it sounds to others. :)

  8. Love it, Heather! There's a reminder of hope in everything, isn't there? "it sings because it has a song" Your song is about Him, because He put it there!

  9. Oh so beautiful! That post just brought a smile to my face and a peace to my heart. Thank you for sharing!

  10. love this post ... so encouraging!

  11. I totally relate to feeling overwhelmed when things start surmounting. Praise Jesus that we have a God to carry our burdens and our worrying hearts! xo

  12. What a wonderful reminder and piece of encouragement...a sincere thanks for sharing.

  13. Song of the day.... I la Lala lalalala Lala la la love Jesus.
    Great post friend.

  14. That is a good question to ask.... what song is my life singing? Thanks for the post.

  15. You have a lot on your plate my friend. Just keep singing! Praying for you!

  16. found you at We Encourage link up :)
    such an encouraging post.. and thats why I love this link up.. everyone giving praise to HIM.. I'm sure it's like music to His ears :)