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Friday, January 11, 2013

Dive - Five Minute Friday


This is my weekly training ritual: a five minute wind sprint.  I don’t focus on form or technique.  I focus on the finish line five minutes ahead.  It flexes muscles and stretches me in ways that I need; that we all need.  Whether it is writing, drawing, running, cycling, or weight lifting, interval training is a great way to build endurance and become better.  Join us?  Lace up, crack those knuckles and when you’re done link up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday.

The prepare yourself!  Prepare for encouragement to com and to give encouragement – especially to the one who linked up right before you.  Make it easy on yourself and others and turn off all the captcha stuff, if you don’t mind.  Look around, read random posts and be BLESSED.

Now set your timer for 5 Minutes

The prompt is DIVE and…

Go!
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Like taking that climb up the stairs which lead to a long unstable board over deep water.

Like an airplane in a death-defying descent at an airshow.

Like the man who rode in the capsule dangling from a hot air balloon into space….
And then took that step out into nothingness.

Diving is scary.

It’s traveling from where you are, through seemingly nothingness, to another point where the entry can be deadly if not done correctly.

It’s a leap of faith.

Remember Indiana Jones stepping out into the abyss only to have his foot land safely on the unseen bridge?  Then, with amazing presence of mind, scatters dust to see the way better – to give depth and perspective.

That’s life. 

We don’t honestly know where the next footfall will land or what the impact will feel like.  So we scatter the dust of our prayers and scripture out before us to open our eyes and see the path without relying solely on gravity to determine our way.

Time!


What big leaps have you been called to or are you stepping out into the abyss in some area? This space and exercise has been my leap.  The rewards have been exceedingly great.  You are a big part of that and I humbly thank you.

Yikes!  While heading to Lisa-Jo's to grab the link I just saw the photo.  What an amazing group of gals and amazing memories!  Community is the air I breathe folks!  More about that on Monday.  Be sure you come back.  Have an amazing weekend.

24 comments:

  1. Awesome!! Love this!! "without relying on gravity to determine our way." Thank you for the encouragement Amy!!

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    1. You are a tireless encourager! Many thanks again.

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  2. Aw, love the Indiana Jones reference. One of my absolute favorite pictures of trust. And what a great take on dive. Thanks, Amy!!!

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    1. Clearly we need a movie marathon weekend! So thankful for all the conversations we get to have. :)

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  3. I love that last paragraph so much! Such trust to step out, not knowing where your feet will land. "So we scatter the dust of our prayers…" Yes, that's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Christy @ A Heartening Life
    www.ahearteninglife.com

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    1. Thank you. I still struggle with wanting to know what the next step will be. Thank you for coming by. I need to head over to your place now. :)

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  4. Love that you pulled in many different types of dives!

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    1. Thanks, I just couldn't settle on one this morning. I'm typically all over the place anyway. :)

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  5. The Indiana Jones analogy was perfect.

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  6. I always think of that scene from Indiana Jones when fear is holding me back! Great words today.

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    1. I'm so glad others know what I am talking about. I mentioned MacGuyver at Bible study a few weeks ago and we got blank stares from a few of the girls. :)

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  7. This was awesome... space, leaps .... So encouraging and such a blessing and I LOVE indiana Jones :) Bless you girl and have a great day!

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    1. Thanks! That space thing gave me the heebee jeebees watching it, but I'd love to have that much faith and trust. It's scary stuff!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your leap with us, Amy...so encouraging...Happy Friday :)

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    1. Thanks! Sorry for leaving yet another essay in your comments. Your writing just brings out so much in me. Glad you stopped by.

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  9. Leaping with you... loved this line, "So we scatter the dust of our prayers and scripture out before us to open our eyes and see the path..."

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    1. Thank you so much! So pleased you came over.

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  10. Oh my goodness gracious, yes!
    "So we scatter the dust of our prayers and scripture out before us"...

    thank you for helping me see so clearly friend.
    Missed you last night at #FMFparty...we need to have our chat sometime soon! {HUGS}

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words. We definitely need that chat now that the holiday craziness has passed. So good to see you again.

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  11. We don’t honestly know where the next footfall will land or what the impact will feel like~~isn't that the truth! This is so good. Thanks for sharing this and be blessed:)

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    1. It has certainly been the case in my life experience. I appreciate your encouragement.

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  12. Wonderful perspective my friend. I loved it. Of course, anytime Indiana Jones makes an appearance in a blog posts it's a winner in my book. Thanks for sharing - You ROCK!!

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    1. Well, now that I know that, Indy may show up a lot more. I have to confess, I never saw the last movie.

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