The Weekend Brew: Stop, Drop & Roll! — 36 Comments

  1. Amen, sister!! Loved this. My favorite or rather most challenging piece of your advice is the Drop portion. Oh how I struggle to loosen my grip and give it to God.

  2. I am pretty good at rolling with it – but I’m not so good at the stopping and really looking at what God is doing or what he wants me to do in unexpected situations. I need to remember to stop and drop BEFORE I roll, I guess! 😉

  3. Love this, “Stop, Drop, & Roll”! I will definitely keep this “recipe” with me! 🙂 I have learned that I can handle whatever a day may bring by responding with patience and complete trust in God’s power and purpose. The troubles and disappointments that test my patience and expectations will soon seem trivial and insignificant if I just move on past them, step forward, and lift my eyes up.

    Great read to start my day Barbie! 🙂
    Thanks for the linky party!

  4. Wow, thank you for this encouragement and reconfirmation of what has been on my mind a lot! I am a compulsive over scheduling, adrenaline junky…this plus a very stressful year has made for quite a time. Proverbs 3:6 has been bit of theme for me. It’s like I have to wring my soul out of all the junk (worry, anxiety, exhaustion, stress), close my eyes, focus on God, and let Him do His thing in my life. It is very freeing when I can actually let go enough to let Him guide me. As Beth Moore says, you gotta let go of the steering wheel and ENJOY THE RIDE! Thanks again Barbie, I am really loving your positive encouragement!

  5. Love, love Proverbs 3:5-6. Some days I seem to understand very little {grin} so I lean heavily on these wise words. I love your stop, drop and roll analogy – just as we must remain calm and vigilant in the physical fire emergencies, so too we can apply to the spiritual. Have a blessed Sunday!

  6. I know this for fire education, but can easily link it to my own life when it looks like a “fire”, blazing with heat and fear and things coming at me. It is good, Barbie. May your day be filled with the peace of God.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  7. I love this Barbie! I need to stop, drop, and roll with it at times! I get a little frantic feeling when things don’t go as planned. I have a tendency to throw up my hands and quit rather than “roll with it.” – One of these days I’m going to have a fresh post to link here rather than my FMF post. It seems these days the FMF post is about all I can manage, and I don’t even get that out until Friday evening. I need to plan my posts better and schedule them. I write on the fly and am not planning ahead for what link ups are coming. Anyway, it’s a work in progress!

    • Oh friend, feel free to share your FMF posts. Not everyone who reads me reads you so hopefully those posts, which are always beautiful, will get some reads. No pressure on new writings. I’ve been enjoying all of your posts lately.

  8. For sure, friends. Let’s take a breath. Settle down. Let a few things go. And be very present in the moment with the flesh and blood people who wait for our attention. What might we be missing as we run frantically to and fro – even online?

    mmm …

  9. Such wise advice in this post. All of it. Yet my favorite line…. “With a heart postured in prayer and an attitude of thanksgiving, my mess can become a masterpiece in His presence.” I desire for my heart to be postured with an attitude of thanksgiving so the mess can become a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing this.
    Have a weekend full of His blessings,

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