Friday, March 02, 2007

Juggling the Red Rubber Balls

"What's your red rubber ball? What's your source of joy? What topics do you love to discuss and ponder? What dreams to do you chase? ... After all, where do dreams start? They start when we're playing, when we're free to run and romp around. That's when we imagine we're something bigger than we are. The red rubber ball represents play to me. It's any activity,topic or purpose that makes you excited about the day..." Kevin Carroll, Rules of the Red Rubber Ball

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing.To him he's always doing both." James Michener

"If I'm sleepless at midnight, I spend the hours in grateful reflection. Because you've always stood up for me, I'm free to run and play. I hold on to you for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post."
Psalm 63:4-6

the microphone is changing
as the message remains
steady as a post
thy kingdom come,
thy love among
those who are running from
searching for
even fighting against You
there's more than one
red rubber ball
the pen of a writer
the heart of a teacher
the vision of story in the church
the hands of a mother
the romance of a decade old marriage
heartbeats racing for each one
like a mother with too many children to feed
but I look up to thank You
for too many dreams
too many playgrounds
too many books to read
too many convases to fill
too many ways to praise You

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