Weighted Wings

Feeling bummed

For no apparent reason.

A preoccupation with eating.

Trying to read

Too many books at once.

Buying more magazines

And books

When there are

Dozens of unread volumes

On my shelves.


New workout equipment.


I already have more than enough.

Justifying expenses

When I should be

Looking for ways to save.


And other weights

Hold me back.

It’s a wonder

I fly at all.

But I do.

Such evidence of grace!

This year’s resolutions

Include words like “try”

Not “always” and “never”.


In 2011,

It is my goal

To set these weights aside…

Repeatedly, no doubt…

And soar

Ever higher.

…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith (Hebrews 12:1-2, NIV).


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