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Embrace: Take Up Readily or Gladly

But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger!  I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
Luke 15:17-20 ESV


A week ago, I was ready to embrace this expedition. Taking 40 days to seek God’s rest and direction for the next season of life. Fifteen days ago, I gladly accepted the challenge to blog for 31 days on the topic: Nourishment for the Soul.

To nourish a soul is a privilege. My soul finds its nourishment in words, in the Word of God and in the Word become flesh—Jesus!

Today, I find my pen empty, dry. It is harder than I thought to whip up a feast of words every day. Today I feel like all I have to offer are leftovers, or even worse, maybe just crumbs.

I have to embrace the famine as well as the feast.

What are you struggling to embrace at this moment?
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4 responses to “Embrace: Take Up Readily or Gladly”

  1. Kel, what I love about you is your honesty…..whether famine or feast, you share honestly. This is refreshing, and actually a lot more nourishing than serving up a lot of malnourished fast food. So just keep being transparent. Speaking of nourishment, do you know Amber Hanes, over at The Run Amuck blog? I just posted there about what I served at my table to you and others in our special journaling class. Maybe, just maybe, what beautiful Amber said and others' and my response would prompt something again from your pen today. Love, Lynni

  2. I am struggling to embrace God's will for me, which is to start a blog. I'm re-launching today, after blogging regularly since August. It is so hard to get into the niche of blogging and get to "know" and "connect" with folks. There's such a steep learning curve and some days, I just want to pack it up and hide IRL!

  3. I'm finding lots of things are getting in the way of this challenge, too, Kel. But these words–"I have to embrace the famine as well as the feast." There's deep nourishment there. Thank you.

  4. Lynni- Thanks for your strong words of encouragement for me to remain transparent…your mission! I will check out Amber's blog.Elizabeth- Wow! I checked out your blog…fancy smanchy…and full of soul nourishing meals and actual food ideas for foodies! love the way you perservered in the challenge! I have enjoyed stopping by to catch up with your deep see way of capturing this season of your life!

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Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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