Sunday, June 5, 2011

First Day Musings -- Get Your Head Out

Apple woke us at dawn screaming bloodly murder. She is a four-month-old doe whose mother, frankly, isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, if you know what I mean. And it seems our Apple has inherited that intellictual ability as well. Yes, I adore Apple. She is cinnamon with just the tiniest bit of white on one back hoof and on her left side. And she has this great way of tilting her head and "flying" her ears when she looks at you. She is the doe in the front in our banner, if you care to take a look. She is cute in spite of the fact that she should be on the short bus.

But, I digress.

It seems that our Miss Apple has a knack for not realizing the size of her head. And as such, she is always getting it stuck somewhere -- the fence usually. But, because she is so sweet tempered, she just sits down and screams until we come cut her out -- no fighting, pulling, or wrestling -- just calm resignation to the situation until someone comes.

As I went out in my jammies to cut her out this morning, I was thinking how her attitude could serve the two-legged variety varmint as well. How many times do we push and pull in a situation that we really have no control over at all? How many times do we spend a lot of energy grousing when really all we have to do is just sit quietly and wait?

I am reminded of the Scripture: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

Maybe that is just the lesson silly Miss Apple has taught me. That, and to keep the wire cutters handy...


  1. Isn't it funny how there's life lessons in every situation? Today I'm going to just be still and listen.

  2. Lol at "should be on the short bus" Great lesson this morning.. Especially the keeping the wire cutters handy.. Never can find them when I need them!

  3. Great lesson Matty! Not only should we not "push and pull" but we should cry out (read: PRAY) like crazy with full assurance that He will hear us and come.

    (Still knitting socks and having so much fun with them.)

  4. Lovely post Matty! I read it this morning but didn't have the chance to sit down and write a comment till now. I have thought about what you said on and off all day. It was such an encouraging thought and just what I needed to hear! What a good reminder, there is a lot of power to be found sometimes in just standing still. Delisa


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