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Topic: Chillax (04/03/14)
TITLE: A Tale of Two Ladies
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The next day Charlie Chillax was sitting on her porch swing drinking a tall, cold glass of sweet tea, watching the bright flowers full of buzzing bees. Reese Racearound sped up her driveway, as if she was late once more. She hurried out of her car and gave Charlie a quick wave, “I would love to visit, but I must get to my yoga class. It starts at four!”
Wednesday rolled around and it was more of the same. Charlie Chillax was sitting on her porch swing, reading a book to her son, when Reese Racearound sped up the driveway as if she was about to come undone. She scrambled out of her car, not even having the time to share a wave or a greeting. Reese yelled as she rushed to her house, “Hurry kids! I’m running late for my meeting!” Piling into the car, without even a grin, they sped off, leaving only a cloud of dust behind once again.
And so it went with Charlie Chillax and Reese Racearound day after day and week after week. Until one rare day when Reese came to Charlie so they could speak.
Reese heard the laughter of Charlie’s daughters and the sound of swing chains clanking as she neared her neighbor’s home, not understanding what had brought her. Her weary steps led her to the porch that she envied, and she uttered what was on her mind without even thinking, “It must be nice to have all the time in the world to sit on this porch and do nothing but swing.”
Charlie Chillax saw exhaustion in her neighbor’s eyes and responded with truth rather than with many white lies, “My time is precious. I only have 24 hours in my day, I choose to spend them wisely so, that I can relax and give my very best away. There are many things to do and much work to be done, but it’s just as important to take a break and enjoy the sun. I give God my schedule several times a year, so he can direct my steps and make my path clear.”
Reese Racearound hung her head as she said, “That’s nice for you, but that just can’t be done. I don’t know how to function if I don’t constantly run.”
“My friend, life is too short to only run and race around every day, you just might miss the Son along the way!”
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