Sunday, July 28, 2013

Knock, Knock...

Mecca of improv and comedy
sequel revenge of the soccer moms
two overworked and underpaid
overextended and underwired moms
 ready to be little girls again
trading in our messy buns for pigtails
traveling back in time when silliness was like breathing
and we made up stories on the spot.
Back to innocence but carrying the moxie of motherhood
packed in the backpacks we stole from our kids' rooms
ready to dive back in the pool of our own gifts
swim some laps toward our dreams
and let our kids be the ones cheering from the stands
this time.
This time.
Our time.
A delicious rarity 
5 day buffet week to fill our plates first
Time to laugh, write, imagine, 
and rediscover who we really are in You.
Let the crazy frizzy mom hair flow
like the pens on blue lines 
with clusters and lists of 10.
Heavy totem pole of hats we wear lifted off our minds
one by one
so our hearts, filled with You, can breath deeper
and exhale you into others
who think Polyanna church ladies are outdated, out of touch, outwitted
May Your glory outshine all these stardom seekers,
May Your laughter drown their fears,
May Your story make us all kids again,
trusting in a daddy who tells the best jokes.
Knock. Knock.
Who's there?....

“Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you." Revelation 3:20(msg)

“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.”
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

God’s Message: “‘I’ll turn things around...I’ll compassionately come in and rebuild...Thanksgivings will pour out of the windows; laughter will spill through the doors. Things will get better and better. Depression days are over. They’ll thrive, they’ll being a community in which I take pride." 
Jeremiah 30:18+ 

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
― Mark Twain

"On your feet now. Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence." 
Psalm 100:1-2

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.” 
 Audrey Hepburn