The Jagged Edge

February 12, 2011 at 1:05 PM 2 comments

My whole life has become a blur

Ever feel that way?

Like life’s whirring past you at a rather alarming rate? Especially since, by all appearances, YOU’RE actually the one at the wheel!

These days it’s really tough to stay focused. On anything. For any length of time. Because if we pause for just a second, we’ve already missed something. At least that’s how I feel when the merry-go-round starts spinning a little too fast. I could use a little white space around the edges now and then to offset the reds, yellows, blues, and greens that keep zipping past. Gotta have me some white space…

Cuz if I don’t…well, my edges get a little tattered. A little blurred. Flat out shredded sometimes. And, quite frankly, at that point the last thing on my mind is growth. As John Ortberg once wrote: “Hurry is the enemy of transformation.Ain’t it the truth? When’s the last time you were rushing through the grocery store at 5:45, hoping to get dinner ready by 6:00 and off to a meeting by 6:30, and you thought to yourself  Hey, you know…I wonder if there’s anything God might be wanting to TEACH me right now? Probably not, right? Okay, I’ll just speak for myself: even if it crossed my mind, in that kind of frenzy I probably wouldn’t do much about it. Not right then anyway. And sometimes, sadly, not ever.

Honestly, this very-first-post isn’t meant to be a downer! Just a gentle reminder to myself (and whoever else needs it) that we all can use a little “growin’ room” from time to time. A little space for our roots to deepen and our leaves to breathe.  A little time to reach up toward the sun, soak in its nutrients, and allow them to work their way all the way down into the dark, rich soil of our inner lives.

Aaaaah, call me crazy…but suddenly I feel like doing a little gardening!

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Holy Hurdles, Batman!

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  • 1. Melissa Vasquez  |  February 13, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    I love the “iGrowing edge” reality. Boy is it encouraging to not hurry the transformation process. It wears me down at times. More so than not. It’s so easy to get discouraged and down when you (me) are back to square one again. I love that His mercies are new every day. However, i soooooo want to be transformed!!!!

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    • 2. Kimosphere  |  February 13, 2011 at 5:54 PM

      I understand your feelings…but often when we FEEL like we’re back to square one again, we’re really not. Just back a step or two, or maybe a few, and a bit wiser for the stumble. And knowing you personally as I do…I think you ARE being transformed, even as we speak! Love you, Mel…

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KIM ALDRICH

Writer... speaker..."growing edge" seeker

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Each new day offers a fresh opportunity to learn or languish, stagnate or grow. Like all sincere Christians, I face the ongoing challenge of finding THE GROWING EDGE.

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1. LISTEN without interrupting
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2. SPEAK without accusing
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3. GIVE without sparing
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5. ANSWER without arguing
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6. SHARE without pretending
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7. ENJOY without complaint
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9. FORGIVE without punishing
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