“……and you say we can run FASTER holding onto each other?”


Lenten Journey – Day 43
Biblical Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3
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4-Apr-12: Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely,

* and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,2looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of* the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

3 Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners,

* so that you may not grow weary or lose heart.








“……and you say we can run FASTER holding onto each other?”






“Oh, pant, oh rant, oh smattering cant” friends called to each other up the hill.

“Oh, smartee, oh lordee, oh paining in the bootee is weuns,”screeched the questers.

“Oh, hushee ye, saveee ye breathees ye, “called down Big Bluesy Fly in thrill.

“Know ye not, if ye pushees each to’other, ye gets to running faster, ye besters!”


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue Dreamwalker
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 05:21:44

    only by holding each other tighter than ever will we ever win the race… Such a great write Granbee.. and Im holding on to those Drumsticks even tighter my friend.. so when ever you’re ready, after 3 lets Beat away! … 🙂 xxxx Hugs to you..

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:27:37

      Beat, beat, beat, Sister Sue! Yes, we are holding tight to each other, so that we will ALL get there with due speed! Blessings on you—and thanks for so much great support here!

      • Sue Dreamwalker
        Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:44:14

        Granbee, we support each other, such is the beating of the Drum.. and being Warriors of Light! Blessings sent your way, and may I send an Easter Greeting your way also.. :-)…

        • granbee
          Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:50:15

          Bless you for always beating your prayer drum with us, with me–and huge showers of Easter blessings back at you, Sue!

  2. writinggomer
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 09:12:55

    Run the race, run it together
    Run the race, do not walk
    Run the race, look straight ahead

    Over the river and through the woods
    It’s off to granbee’s house we go
    the critters know the way
    bumbling stumbling running to and fro

    Rest we shall, in the shelter of granbee land
    then off and running we shall be
    off to see the One
    the One who saves all
    the One who prepares our way,
    catches us as we fall

    Quickly now, quickly
    we must be off
    no lagging, no lumbering, its time to GO!

    Bless you Rose as you bless me always!


    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:29:04

      Brother Greg, you have me laughing and skipping as I run along! Granbee’s house, indeed! Love your poetry here–so much joy bubbling over all because of the The One for whom this is a MOST Holy Week!

  3. Soma Mukherjee
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 11:15:10

    Oh this is so beautiful Granbee yes the power of being one,united,moving forward taking every one with us
    Marvelous message and such beauty
    Hugs & love 🙂

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:30:43

      Such a wonderful way to travel, all holding tight to each other! Such a beautiful way to express love in mutual support in seeking the Ultimate Goal, centering ourselves in the Pure Light of His Love this Holy Week. Thank you SO MUCH, dear Soma!

  4. Angela
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 15:20:00

    You captured the speed in your verse perfectly :-), loved it! Interestingly, I saw this post on my Facebook feed and directly above it was this quote from Paulo Coelho:

    “An embrace means I don’t feel threatened by you, I’m not afraid to be this close, I can relax, feel at home, feel protected and in the presence of someone who understands me. It is said that each time we embrace someone warmly, we gain an extra day of life.. (ALEPH)”

    A synchronicity of walking together. 🙂 Blessings and hugs to you, Rose.

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:32:08

      I totally agree, dear Angela–synchronicity of togetherness! Blessings and miracles like this popping up all over, is we only stop to SEE! Thank you so much for sharing about this “match up” on your Facebook page!

  5. Jane Thorne
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 17:24:57

    If held with pure love, then the holding is good … I love you Rose xxx

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:32:59

      Yes, these critterly hearts are holding each other in pure love–a good thing, indeed, Sister Jane! I love you, as well! Have a most blessed Holy Week!

  6. willowdot21
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 19:48:13

    YESSUS! if you all pull together ye will be stronger, If ye learns together ye shall learn stronger if ye eat together ye shall not hunger. Well said Blue Fly so high in the sky called Old Crow looping the loop and swooping the swoop …Ugly Bird a hang on Old Crow’s tail feathers. Look to the light youens and see the one sitting to the right of the Grand Old Devine!!! xx (GOD)

    • granbee
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 22:34:00

      Willowdot, you are SUCH a incredibly interwoven part of our journey here! Showers of blessings on your crow feathers this Holy Week!

  7. Cat Forsley
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 03:41:28

    XO CAT

  8. claudia
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 04:55:25

    there is def. power in running together that good race…nice…happy easter granbee.. and what is better than running with friends..

    • granbee
      Apr 06, 2012 @ 05:04:25

      Running that good race together with friends, Sister Claudia–exactly the way to complete our Lenten Journey! Will you be back home for Easter? Have a most blessed Eastertide no matter where you are!

  9. cottonbombs
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 04:53:30

    Rose! We sure can do more with encouragement never to lose heart or hope. I appreciate the encouragement you’ve given me, and I hope to return to you more of the same!

    • granbee
      Apr 07, 2012 @ 05:59:46

      Yes, dear friend Peter, we certainly do a LOT more with encouragement and continual support from each other, do we not? Look at the way we help each other and push each other higher and higher out here in Blogville! Praise Be!

  10. Author of Christian Comfort & Conversation
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 04:03:54

    Yes, hold on for dear life clinging like a clump of peanut butter all meshed together until we are one whole piece rolling down the mountain like a bowling ball knocking the enemy to His feet. When we are together in unity, we are strong in all areas because where one is weak is another critters strength and vice versa. We can come up with bullet proof plan when we have all of our heads together.

    With God there is three but one! The Holy Spirit which intercedes on our behalf to Jesus, and Jesus who intercedes on our behalf to God. Unity is power! Cling together and don’t let go. Run Run and don’t look back to that dreary, weary place called earth.

    A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥

    • granbee
      Apr 11, 2012 @ 05:00:06

      My heart just filled at your wonderfully gifted and thoughtful comments here, Shenine! Bless you for such enthusiastic and elaborative support as a Christian sister!

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