Uncategorized

How to Heal Your Body And Soul

Something you may not know about me.⁠

I love to ski.⁠

I’m not a jumper, and I leave the moguls to those that get something out of the jarring.⁠

But I love to ski.⁠

I love the push of a blue just as much as I love the mental force of a black.⁠

I love to ride the wonder carpet behind my littlest and listen to him chatter about an imaginary snowboard race he’s about to take part in.⁠

I love the wiggle of skeletal trees when the wind puff’s its way across participant spotted runs.⁠

I love the quiet chair lift ride, with my face exposed to the open air and the sound of joy braided into the sound of the fiberglass edge of a ski pushing through groomed snow.⁠

I recently spent two years sitting on a couch while cancer and chemotherapy vied for my destruction. My lungs and muscles took a big hit and it’s taken a while to remind them that I’m really not as old as I have felt some days.⁠

Being healthy enough to get out there and ski, gives me back a compelling.⁠

A way to breath deep and listen to my own soul.⁠

Skiing gives me a place to see the majesty of Christ’s power.⁠

His power to heal me, and to love what has been sliced apart and made new.⁠

His power to watch three kids bear downhill with a sense of boldness only granted to those who know that, once upon a time, today might not have been.⁠

His power to stand a broken girl up on the precipice of faithfulness and fun, and slide down in surrender with skies overhead and saving grace gushing up under her coat. ⁠

His power seen in a marriage that had every prescribed reason to fall apart, but instead fell into place and solidified itself in the concrete of covenant.⁠

And, yes, all this happens out there on those hills.⁠

Skiing gives me a chance to bend at the knee and brave the bumps and nod ‘yes’ at the beautiful way He’s allowed me to live this one life.⁠

Skiing is a gift to me that I am so grateful for.⁠

1 thought on “How to Heal Your Body And Soul”

  1. I love to swim…the feel of the water flowing by me is very relaxing…it is both spiritual and physical…I swim a mile 3-4 times/week…I think skiing would be have similar effect…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.