Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cement Feet

I have a compulsive need to share my vulnerable heart.

You'd never know it (because I am, undeniably, an introvert).

That said, I crave fellowship. I love relationship. But mostly, I don't just desire time with people-- I want safe authenticity with precious, spirit-nourishing, together life-living friends.

But when I can't open up (for reasons beyond my control)...

It's like my feet are cemented to the ground.

Alvin Was Here (53)
(Photo credit)

I can't move. I'm bolted down. My lips are shackled. Life pauses.

And I'm lonely.


"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end...and I will turn away your captivity." Jeremiah 29:11, 14 (KJV)

I will pry these feet from the mire and stride confidently on. due time.


  1. Hey Kristen, I am glad you could use my photo. I think it works really well with your post. If you don't though, could you link back to my website rather than Flickr? It is

    Thanks again!

  2. I meant to say "if you don't MIND" I was trying to do too many things at once.

  3. Hi, Frank! I happily went back and changed the link to your website. Great photos there too. :D Thank you so much for directing me there. Have a wonderful weekend. :D