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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Skipping a Discipline

Under the heading "How to listen for God's Voice" in the hilarious but helpful book The Christian Handbook, comes the instruction-

Rejoice shamelessly when God provides a time of joy. Consider skipping when possible.

The instruction is accompanied by a line drawing of an elderly woman tossing her walker aside, presumably to skip.

I've been skipping a lot lately. Not so much as a result of my own inward joy (not that it's lacking), but more out of response to the endless joy of my daughter. She skips everywhere she goes. Ok, maybe it's a cross between galloping, skipping, and tripping--still it's a joyful action. It's contagious. I like it. I like her!