“……and you say we don’t have to keep a checklist?”






Lenten Journey – Day 34
Biblical Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:4-11
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26-Mar-12: 2 Corinthians 3:4-11

4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.

5 Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God,

6 who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.






“……and you say we don’t have to keep a checklist?”



“Now we know He love us, now we go to love him back,” sang friends so fresh.

“How we hoppsies and skippsies with love and shove from above.”

“Bump along, stomp along, we gots to hurries with busy love, all tied in mesh.”

“We gots to catchy-uppsies with all the does and dontsies of such love.”



“Ah, me daring dotsies, me sharing shoatsies, me ever jumpin’ onesies.”

“Speed your feet so right! Slow your tongues and minds, not right!”

“Think ye, ponder ye, wonder ye!  THE ONE died for ye atonesies.”

“Ye must love in all might, be not thinkin’ of listin’ and checkin’ all night!”



24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cottonbombs
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 12:17:35

    Rose! That is true. It is not a truth we need to convey in writing, but, a spirit deeper than any ink well. Like the Little Drummer Boy. It is not the size of the gift, but its spirit.

    • granbee
      Mar 27, 2012 @ 22:53:07

      Bless you dear, Peter–and I shall over with you in a little while to see what naughtiness you have to point out to us this week!
      I love your analogy with the Little Drummer Boy–it is the spirit of the giver, not the list of all the contents in the package, right?

  2. willowdot21
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 22:51:02

    Be one , be loved be fleet of foot do not mix with the humans they corrupt do not read their words just listen to the one!

    • granbee
      Mar 27, 2012 @ 22:54:30

      Wow, willowdot, I had not thought about this aspect of not mixing with the humans–but it IS we humans who insist upon keeping lots of to-do-lists and checklists of all our good deeds, right? How very silly we are–and how much more should we listen and learn from the critters!

  3. Angela
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 00:12:50

    This line:

    ““Speed your feet so right! Slow your tongues and minds, not right!””

    and the last line are wonderful, Rose!! They are poems on their own given the truths they hold 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 28, 2012 @ 00:22:10

      Bless you dear Angela! I admit that I am rather fond of how that last line turned out, myself! And I am forever reminding myself to slow down, think before acting–and at least 2x a day, just BE, just listen, just observe, just absorb all the truths the world and its Creator want to show me!

  4. Rob Barkman
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 00:26:58

    Just wanted to thank you for all your encouraging words…. Here is a portion of my posting…
    Granbee at Granbee – Although one of my newer followers, Granbee has become one of most frequent commenters. If you visit her website, you will find a unique combination of Bible verses and poetry that work together to present principles from the Word. Granbee amazes me with her poetry for it is very unique, using fictional characters to illustrate the Scriptures for each day. If you have an interest in poetry, I know that you will enjoy her blog.

    • granbee
      Mar 28, 2012 @ 03:17:33

      Pastor Rob, I have already entered a comment thanking you from the bottom of my pea-pickin’ heart for your notice of my blog in your post. Bless you for sharing this directly with my own followers here! You are truly a brother in the Lord!

  5. Sue Dreamwalker
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 20:18:03

    :-)… great post my friend.. sorry rushing today,, as Im in catch up mode.. But just ‘Checkin’ in with you here… 😉 xxx

    • granbee
      Mar 29, 2012 @ 22:33:53

      Love it when you check in, for a few moments or a few minutes: no matter, Sister Sue! So glad you enjoyed this particular post. Beat that prayer drum and lead on! Sue, thrilled to have you even for a split-second! So pleased you are continuing to walk with us into more and more light!

  6. writinggomer
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 09:03:24

    Love this line,
    “Ye must love in all might, be not thinkin’ of listin’ and checkin’ all night!”

    Drink in the love of the Lord, and love Him back with all our might…throw everything else out the window.

    Blessings to you Rose.


    • granbee
      Mar 29, 2012 @ 22:35:59

      Such a source of strength and encouragement and inspiration you, Brother Greg! Thanks so much for highlighting those particular lines, which I had hoped would summarize my mediation upon this particular scriptural passage.

  7. Laurie Kolp
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 04:58:03

    This is so fun and powerful!!

  8. mtsweat
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 21:20:36

    Chunk the lists! Let Him bear the fruit! Thank you, Granbee… wonderfully timely message. God bless.

    • granbee
      Mar 30, 2012 @ 22:04:35

      M and T, I am so very honored and pleased that you enjoyed this post. I agree: very timely message on this Lenten scripture selection.

  9. lscotthoughts
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 01:07:42

    “Speed your feet so right! Slow your tongues and minds, not right!” I also loved this line, Rose, we must love Him with all our might and forget the lists; wonderful! xo

  10. becca givens
    Apr 03, 2012 @ 04:40:46

    “Think ye, ponder ye, wonder ye! THE ONE died for ye atonesies.”

    “Ye must love in all might, be not thinkin’ of listin’ and checkin’ all night!”

    A HUGEEEEEE AMEN to this!!!! 😀

    • granbee
      Apr 03, 2012 @ 06:54:19

      I just KNEW you would whole-heartedly approve of this one, no list-keeping allowed, only rejoicing the the LIght of His LOve.

  11. bardessdmdenton
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 14:44:32

    “Ye must love in all might, be not thinkin’ of listin’ and checkin’ all night!”

    Quite simply, methinks this is what unconditional love is all about!

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:43:30

      Dear Diane, this is EXACTLY what unconditional love is about–and leaving off the “busy-work” stuff that we too often think we have to do first!

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