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What’s Behind My Curtain?

Curtain: Scribble Picnic Art Cooperative

Today the prompt is “curtain”. It’s funny as I had a vision the other day of a curtain partway open. Inside were my activities and they were looking at me – asking me “what’s going on?”

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I think the dream or vision was showing me that I have all of these things on the go and is this to continue or am I to choose one over the others? Or drop them all?

This summer is an experiment in asking God to help me find my way.

Besides my life as a wife, mother and grandmother; friend; Board member of a charity etc. I love to paint, create, podcast and write.

This last week was wonderful and I spent the entire week with kids and grandkids. I ran a Vacation Bible school in the mornings and played with kids in the afternoons. It was a fun week. But now it’s back to reality. I actually podcasted about my week and it will be available next Tuesday on Hope Stream Radio.

But what about me?

The curtain represents life to me. (tweet this)

What’s opening up for me? Where is God leading me? What choices will there be?

There could be other things behind the curtain that I haven’t come across yet. That’s what is so exciting about life. We never know what will be next. I like that.

I would hate to have everything planned out so that there were no surprises. Some will be good; some not so good. But my faith keeps me focussed on God and watching and waiting for what’s next.

What’s behind your curtain?

Are you letting us see your true self? Or are you hiding in the wings? Can you be brave and try something new?

Do you have dreams and visions?

One vision I had was to help those who are abused. Here was that vision.

Another vision was to start a charity in our town. The charity is called HASP. Here is that vision.

 

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WINGS AND WEIGHTS

Wings and Weights

by Stephanie Nickel

We love to spend time with certain people because they lift our spirits just by being in the same room. They give us wings.

And then there are others. Sometimes through no fault of their own, they weigh us down, piling heavy loads on our shoulders.

However, what would happen if we asked the Lord to teach us the benefit of being weighed down?

How should we pray when we’re soaring high? How should we pray when we are feeling earthbound?

Some people
Give us


Wings.

Others give us


Weights.

I prefer wings

However
I risk flying
High above
People and their problems
If I only use
My wings.

 If I don’t allow the weight
To preoccupy
But simply keep me
On Terra Firma
I can look around
See my fellow weight-bearers
Empathize

And perhaps
Help them become
Power lifters.

Hurray
For wings
And weights.

“…clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other…And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:12-14 NIV)

Stephanie Nickel

Stephanie is a wife of over 28 years and has three grown children. She is eclectically interested, to say the least. Among her current pursuits are co-authoring Deb Willows’ autobiography; freelance editing; and keeping up with a number of blogs. Stephanie is a member of The Word Guild and works on “Write! On,” the news bulletin for guild members. To read more of her poetry, visit Steph Nickel’s Eclectic Interests.