Tuesday, August 12, 2008

dried fish

I'd like to post something, but my most recent photos haven't turned out so good and the creative juices ain't flowing. Like a fish out of water, I feel all dried up. Plus, a lot of my attention lately has gone to preparations for coaching this fall's soccer season. Our first practice is tonight!

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Can I tell you what I'd really like to do right now? I wish I could just walk away from all of the busy-ness for a while, maybe walk to a nearby park and just sit. Maybe skim through the Psalms until I find something... just something.

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For now, let me leave you with this little story I heard from Arcamax.

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A man is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach. After watching the boy's efforts for some time, the man moves closer to the boy's position.

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He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child's shoulder, leans over and gives the doorbell a solid ring.

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Crouching down to the child's level, the man smiles benevolently and asks, "And now what, my little man?"

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The boy replies, "Now we run!"

8 comments:

Louise said...

Cute story. Nice park picture. Here's what I say:

-If you want to post something, find something old you like. OR
-Post something new. I'm guessing many will think it is better than you do.

-GO TO THE PARK!!!! Anyone about to work with a bunch of little kids NEEDS the alone time and time to reflect. It should be part of the job requirement!

Shammickite said...

You're a soccer coach? Great stuff! I admire anyone who commits to volunteer work like that. OlderSon and his friend coached soccer.... 10 yr olds.... for 2 summers. They had a blast, and the kids did too!
Hahaha to the story. My dad said he used to do that when he was just a nipper.

NaNcY said...

Psalm 8
For the director of music. According to gittith [a].

A psalm of David.
1 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:

7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Craver Vii said...

Good advice, Louise. I almost put up an old one in response to a tag, but I wanted to tweak it a little, first. I didn't go to the park, but I DID eat lunch outside, at a picnic table.

Hola Shammy! I love soccer, but when I played it in high school, I had no idea what I was doing. I want to do everything I can to make sure these kids have a fun time.

Thanks and amen NaNcY! That was perfect.

dot said...

Sometimes I think posting on a blog is like picking out an outfit to wear. "Will this look ok?" "No it's too red" "How about this" "too tight" and so forth. lol. Out of a couple hundred photos sometimes I don't post at all because nothing seems right.
Cute story Craver!

Jules~ said...

That is such a cute story. I could just imagine the devious smile of the little boy and the shock that went thru the man.

I am sorry that you are feeling out of sorts with wanting to write but having nothing fresh pop in your mind and that is combined by being a bit busy.
I bet the new soccer season will bring about some stories and photos to share.

I hope very soon you can have your quiet walk in the park and breathe in God's creativity.

Carletta said...

We all go through what to post and we all at some time fret over what we end up doing - try not to 'sweat the small stuff'.
Coaching soccer - going to be a busy time! Bet you'll do fine.

Loved this story and somehow it reminds me of you - hmmmm.
Find a few minutes to yourself and take care.

Craver Vii said...

Dot, men have a different way to pick "outfits." I put whatever on and go with it unless the wife incredulously++ says, "Are you going to wear that?" Then I say, "nope" and try again.

Well Jules, I actually did have fresh material, but I was in a miserable mood, so it wanted to come out as whining instead of edification. I needed a check-up from the neck up.

Yes Carletta, that story COULD have been me, except that I would have been the grown up feeling foolish after ringing the bell.