Well us Texas girls are not known for being timid. So when I read my friend's post I heard the answer to many of my recent prayers.
Marcy - the author of Life is Fluid and long time family friend, had a post this week that has just stayed with me.
There are times in our life where we just need to Yank It!!!! That's Right. So I will be spending my weekend doing some Yanking. I have attached her post for you to enjoy and maybe there are some things in your life you need to Yank. Thanks Marcy for sharing your gift which has brought such life to me over and over again.
Sometimes there is no need to pray for peace, when you've got two hands and strong arms.
Standing in the park last night, under a tree with low hanging limbs (to be out of the sun), my husband and I were visiting with a few other people. The low branches and their leaves were blowing in the hot summer wind and hitting us lightly on the head, enough to be irritating. I was chatting, and the leaves covered the face of the one I was talking with, and we just kept standing there, tilting our heads and swatting at the leaves.
In a few minutes, I saw my husband reach up, snap off a good size branch, and the problem was solved. No more low-hanging annoyace. One move of the hand, one pull of the arm, and the branch fell to the ground, as we continued to converse - no longer irritated.
My husband sees a need and if he's able - he fixes it. Just like that. But me? And others I know? We stand in the wind, getting slapped in the face, over and over again, hoping and praying for a solution to the annoyance, wondering why God hasn't answered.
Some of us need to quit standing under the tree that's annoying us, when that darn branch just needs a good yank! And if we can't reach it, I bet there's someone nearby who can...