Monday, March 23, 2009

Born to Be Wild - Faithbook Class

4 – “Ride On” p 149 – Make a List.
This is a free faithbook class based on the book,
Born to be Wild [rediscover the freedom of fun] by Jill Baughan.

Each week I will share a little from one chapter of the book
[for the ENTIRE reading, you'll need to have the book...]
We'd love to have you join in, post a link to your work in our comments, and the top three participants will get a prize. [Names will be drwan in the event of a tie.]

In the book Jill writes, You may or may not be a list maker. If you’re not, you probably bristle at the thought of being confined to a few items on apiece of paper that supposedly dictate the events of your day; or maybe you just have super human memory. Some people, however, are married to their lists…My husband is a list maker. That man can get more done in a day than I can in a week and all because he eats and sleeps with his little list. There is another type of list that even non-list makers can embrace, and that is the Fun Stuff I Want to do Before I Die List. The concept is this: there’s something about the act of writing down your thoughts that tucks ideas into your brain and alerts your subconscious to opportunities or actions you can take to make these things happen. Keeping a Fun Stuff I Want to do Before I Die List is not a new idea, and many people find the concept appealing. Few, however, actually put it into action, often because their ‘play muscles’ are way out of shape, or they feel guilty spending time and energy on something they believe is so frivolous.
But we mustn’t forget about the freedom of the mind and spirit we are privileged to experience just by the virtue of the fact the God is watching over us.
“In a desert land He found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; He guarded him as the apple of His eye.”
Deuteronomy 32:10.
What a picture! Read that scripture again and imagine yourself without boundaries, mental or physical. Then consider this: if you first pray to God to guide your heart and mind as you pick up a pen and start a list, you will most certainly find yourself very close to riding the heights of the land of adventures you’ve only dreamed about until now.
Try this: Is there something fun you’ve always wanted to do and just haven’t gotten around to it yet for some reason? Start a list – a life list, a this year list, a summer list. And remember, put only fun things on it – nothing like ‘lose ten pounds’ or ‘paint the kitchen is allowed.’
Scrap Prompt: Use the sketch provided to complete a layout about your 'bucket list' the things you'd like to do - just for fun - as you live your life here on earth.

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