No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
5 mins of writing on a set topic.
I’ve decided that if I ever wanted to do more writing….and to really get serious about it then I need to be able to just write. Simply write. So I’m going to join some friends linking up at Lisa-Jo’s blog and we shall see what fun ensues…..
It is getting late on a Thursday night, but Friday is already here for a lot of countries. I’ve got the Olympics on, even with NBC’s dismal coverage the games still brings with it a huge element of wonder and awe.
I find myself swelling with a whole bunch of national pride. For a tiny nation of only 4.4 million New Zealand seems to do all right on the medals chart for medals per capita. I’ll take that!
I was thinking how hard it must be for those athletes who train so very hard, for some of them it is their one chance of a medal. Their performance can be over in minutes and doesn’t really represent all those hours and hours of training – of physical and emotional work.
Commentators talk of focus. Of being present. They have to be fully there. Fully here. What enormous grace under pressure they display.
Yet their ‘here’ is not a permanent thing.
‘Pray for us Christians to honour God through the sport we do, but also that we’d use it as an opportunity to show the world that there’s something more to life than the games’ – Richard Chambers, Silver medalist, London 2012.
There’s more to life than those games. What they train for – sweat for, miss family events for, travel many miles for. There’s more to their ‘here’.
What are my eyes and ears not seeing about my ‘here’ and now? Are my legs standing firmly in my present – or is one foot itching ahead…sneaking into the future? Or, could one of my legs be dangling in my past?