What Are You Fishing For?

by | Aug 19, 2012 | Uncategorized

I’m standing on the grassy shore of watching boys grow into men, of casting nets in muddy water and wondering what they might reel in for the life God gave them. We celebrate the one I gave birth stand on the precipice of manhood, while another breathes his last.

And He hands each of us a pole and makes us masters of the hook. I’m wondering if my pole’s been laying in the rain of an abandoned boat one moment too long.

It’s been less than twenty four hours since the grey clouds moved in on our sunny day. I hope to share more on Monday. Until then, will you pray with me?


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  1. pastordt

    So sorry, Shelly. Praying as I type. Message if you’d like to…

  2. mamacravings

    I’m praying, Shelly.

  3. simplystriving

    Oh my heart…I’m praying.
    Jesus, be near…

  4. dianewbailey

    Happy Birthday, First Born, I am will pray for you, dear sister.

  5. Joanne Norton

    As usual, your creativity hits my heart. … AND, YES, rain and clouds hit our area and I’ve been soooo happy! Didn’t break the drought, but DID help us breathe easier today.

  6. Jennifer 'Miner' Ferguson

    Praying for hope to be rekindled, strength to well up, and peace to descend.

  7. Dea Moore


    • Redemption's Beauty

      You made me smile. When someone utters one word and it makes you smile, that is a sign of a true heart friend.

  8. consolationofmirth

    Praying for you, friend. Grace and peace.

  9. Holly Michael


  10. elizabethfstewart

    Praying right now!

  11. Barbie

    Oh friend, I am praying!

  12. Lynn Morrissey

    Praying on your behalf, dearest Shelly, to our great and merciful God of light, yet Who also dwells in the “thick darkness”–Who, though there is no darkness in Him at all, “made darkness pavillions ’round about Him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.” He is with you in the gray clouds, and He is always in your boat. Without understanding why…..praying to the God who does! He loves you, is with you, will never abandon you.

  13. lolita

    Here too, Shelly. He knows what it is and I am imploring in the spirit. With my love and until you share it to us. For comfort and understanding.

  14. Kris Camealy (@AlwaysAlleluia)

    Oh Shelly, just praying, sending hope and peace in the name of Jesus, whispering heavenward on your behalf.

  15. Sandra Heska King

    Oh dear, friend. Holding you close. Lifting you high.

  16. Janet

    Holding you in prayer.

  17. Jillie

    Lifting you up in prayer.

  18. Joan

    Oh Shelly – I am praying!

  19. waterthecamels

    Praying for you my sister!

  20. wynnegraceappears

    Shelly, my heart cries out for you, to the Father. Love you, friend.

  21. Linda

    Praying for you . . .

  22. Sharon O

    Prayer is rising, hearts are asking on behalf of you…

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