Sunday, August 5, 2012

Inertia: An Interlude

I've been raring to share this post the past couple of weeks...those weekends we weren't at home...

While others would've culled to stay cozy inside their houses because of heavy rain, my mom won over her desire to go over to my brother's place two Saturdays ago...

We were stuck on the road for five hours together with the kids... They didn't seem to mind the time. They kept on playing, eating, laughing (and sleeping)  all the way while we, the 'big' ones, riled over the traffic.

What could ever move one to go out of that enclosed shell? Out on the road to a far away place?

It's pretty amazing how external forces could push one to do extra-ordinary things... 
earthquakes, floods (natural calamities), sickness, accidents, death...
reunions, celebrations, love...

To go out and seek for answers...

when God calls

 only to find ourselves being redirected back to the center...

do we listen?

Would you like to join this adventure?

The hunt to find that Pearl of Great Price

Put that FIRE back into your heart...
and words!


  1. Hey, Melissa.

    Love this post. I think I might just be ready to take up the call. Thanks for the invitation.

    Take care,


    1. The last post I read from you is also synchronized with this :) I'm very sure you have already taken it :* Lots of love!

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    1. This adventure is jameela :) Shukran Izdiher :*

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    1. Lots of love to you too Janu :* Thanks ;)

  4. I pray I am listening for God's call and that my answer to Him will ever be, "Yes, Lord."
    Beautiful photos and post, dear friend!

    1. We're together in prayers Martha :*

      Thank you sooo much :* I feel the strength in being united in prayers :)

  5. Dear Melissa,
    I'm always ready in heart, mind, body and spirit. Nice photos and post. Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you well.

    1. I am very glad that you are Andy. Your heart is very generous, warm and welcoming... Thank you :*

  6. awwwww -- lovely! inspiring!

    i took a little roadtrip yesterday -- only a couple hours drive -- to see some old friends. it was so worth it! i have another one coming up later this month -- 12 hours in the car!

    thank you for sharing your sweet perspective challenging inertia!


    1. When I fist started writing this, I was just thinking, Oh dear heavens, there's a storm and my mom who suffers from palpitations would like to brave it and go all the way to my brother's place which is soooo far away.

      Only love (a mother's love) could ever do that... She didn't complain at all...

      Maybe that's just how love works...geez! It does move mountains :P

      Thanks Linda love. I'm very sure you had fun ( even with that 12 hours roadtrip)... it's always that joy of seeing people you care for so much :D

  7. Dearest Mom, wonderful words! And then that clip from my all-time favorite 'Titanic'! Wow!

    1. The Titanic part brought me back to that time when I mustered the courage to tell my family what I wanted to be... I want that fire back and I want that desire doubled :) Thanks :D

  8. Melissa, you’d have to pry me out of my shell to get me in the traffic on a sunny day, much less pouring rain. But God has his ways and means committee ;-)
    What a beautiful guitar arrangement of My Heart Will Go On!

    1. LOL! I think God is having a meeting now after hearing you say this :P

      Loved it too Debra :* Thank you ;)

  9. This post is lovely. Packed with meaning and highlighted with wonderful imagery. A joy.

    1. Thank you Tameka love...yes, JOY :D

  10. Oh yes, intertia is something I must fight against too. Loved the post - so full of lessons!