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Monday, March 11, 2013

A New Week

Today is Monday. I have been dreaming of new chicks. I think it is that new rug I am hooking. It has a chick on it and as I sit and think about chicks I wish I had a couple, or maybe ten or twenty. I make lists in my head about what kind I would get if I was getting chicks this year. I guess though, I will just grab a cup of coffee and let my big hens out in the yard and go stare at them.

Three years ago when I got the batch of chicks that are grown chickens now I wrote a post about them. Since it is Monday and it is early I thought I would re publish it. I still have these thoughts when I am fooling around with my chickens today. I do wish I knew chicken.  Have a wonderful Monday.




I was watching my chicks, and I made some observations.
I took them out in the cage and put them on the nice
green lawn. I put the little door down thinking that
they would hop out and run and flap their wings.

They didn't. They would flap their wings and go from
side to side and up and down and hit their heads on the
top of the cage, but would not leave the confines of the cage.

I was puzzling over this and I went inside and got the water,
the food and a plate of grit. I put it out in the grass and watched
some more. A few brave souls would venture out to the edge of
the door but would turn around and run back in.

As I sat there I found myself asking, " why won't you trust me?"
I said those words to myself then it hit me. I am just like those chicks
I live that way so often, being afraid to try new things. Always,
God is standing near, saying to me, " Will you trust me." It sort of hit
me hard. I find I hold onto things to tightly, my life, my kids, my husband
even to fear itself, because of being like the chicks and leaving it all
and trusting my life to God.

C.S. Lewis said, "
We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
The Weight of Glory and other addresses, by C.S. Lewis. (The Macmillian Company, New York 1949).

I just love that and today I decided no more cage and took each chick out and put them on the grass. I wondered then am I like that too? God has such amazing plans that He has to reach out sometimes and bring trials, and other things, because I refuse to move.
That is what having chicks does, it makes me sit and ponder life.
I hope your week is a lovely one. Happy Monday!

15 comments:

  1. Happy Monday to you too, Kim! This week already feels more relaxing than last week, now that Mom's party is over and my house is once again empty!

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  2. Loved this entry for the beginning of a new week... and pinned it so I won't forget it!

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  3. Kim
    I remember this post.
    I loved it then, and I love it now!

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  4. you've got your hands full w/ the wedding and all! you do not need more chicks!

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  5. Let one of yours set and then you won't have to worry so much with them.

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  6. I love this post. Another lesson that trust is earned not just granted. I agree with TexWisGirl - you do not need new chicks this year. Next year, maybe :)

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  7. I'm glad you re-posted this, as I didn't see it the first time. Love that quote by Lewis, "we are too easily pleased." I'm thinking about how pleased the devil is when we make do with so much less than we were created for.
    Thank you, Kim!

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  8. I too, am so glad you re-posted this Kim! I love C.S. Lewis' imagery - it really sums up our inability to go with God. Oh that we might 'set [our] affections on things above, not on things of the earth.'
    Thank you for thinking about the chickens today!

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  9. A great analogy, Kim, Oh so true!! Thanks for sharing.
    I am need of some new chicks this year, ours are just not laying at all.
    Enjoy your week.
    Blessings,
    Se

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  10. I agree with Tex Wiz Girl, you have so much to look after with the wedding and everything this year that maybe you should take a break from raising chicks this for a while.

    You are always so busy.

    Take care, Hugs
    JB

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  11. a nice ride down memory lane!!

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  12. It is good that you enjoy those chickens, Kim. I hope they reward you with many wonderful eggs!

    xo Nellie

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  13. I'm sorry that I wasn't a follower back when you wrote that originally ... but I'm glad I got to read it now. ;-) {{hug}}

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  14. I love your pondering and if your chickens cause that then I applaud your chickens...maybe one day I will have chickens

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  15. Lovely post, and although I enjoy splendor at times I know our farm and the chickens help me realize the beauty of simple pleasures in life as well.

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