Take a Knee or Two


In a previous decade of my life, I would have claimed to be an athlete.  In junior high and high school, I played school sports.  I sweated it out with lots of hot summer volleyball practices and played basketball in the winter.  My desire to be with some friends is why I played.  I didn’t play well.  I would get too caught up in the next play or what could happen to change the game.  Both of which I had no control over. (That was early in my type A-ness)  It was actually what lead to the demise of my athletic career. (Ha!)

I remember going to practice out of obligation to the team, but it was a not seeing the forest for the trees kind of moment.  I know now that our coach saw something in each of her girls.  She knew with desire, hard work, and teamwork we could all be great.  I didn’t get the memo.

I saw the differences in natural ability and desire.  I realized that I didn’t want that path as much as my teammates.  I stuck it out for a while longer than I should have, but it was a good experience for me to have a coach who cared.  She cared not only about the plays but the players.  I can clearly see God in this way too.  He cares more about the players than the plays we make.

Can you imagine how  many basketball playboards God is working all the time and at the same time?

He should guide our plays and we should follow them.  It sounds easy.  But I struggle everyday in challenging myself to control the playboard on my own.

Need to keep my focus that God is my coach.

Not only in the overtime moments in the game of life, when all is tied between good and bad.  When all I want is another free throw to win the challenge.

I need to concentrate and feel his direction on my playboard.  To be in the quiet and loud moments of my life, searching for His council and the next play.

I need to not just take a knee… but two!

About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

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