Wednesday, December 7, 2022

D'Etta zipaDeeBee Bangle

When I think about my call, I think about the MOST IMPORTANT lessons from the vocations I have had opportunity to experience so far in my service to God.  I think these lessons will be important for any vocation I am gifted next:

D' -- Don't give up!  Persevere.  One day, one moment, one breath at a time. I represented this with a turtle charm for the sea turtle that travels back to her birth beach to lay her eggs, even though it would be easier to go to the NEAREST beach . . . Sea turtles have GRIT (growth, resilience, integrity, tenacity). Also I kinda move a the pace of a turtle . . . here's how to make a "turtle" with your hands:

E -- Encourage. Encourage others, encourage myself.  Be a cheerleader for God's work in the world!

t -- Tune into others.  Listen with my WHOLE self: my brains, body, heart, and light.  Where is the spiriting directing us to go in this moment?  Be the Rabbit: Here's the inspiration to be the rabbit:

t -- True North.  Aim TRUE.  Be the child of God only I can be. Do the work God is calling me to do in the way only I can git 'er done.

a -- Ask questions.  Ask questions. Ask more question.  Be curious.  Clarify.  Be humble and open to others' perspectives and experiences.  We are in community for a reason.  We are not designed to go it alone. Where is God in all this?  What is God desiring or how can I love my neighbor in this moment? How is God making our crooked paths straight today? Without questions, we can't find answers.