06 May, 2008

a Time to Dance

I just read a great book. a Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury. I absolutely love the title...and KK is one of my absolute favorite authors! I highly recommend this book. If you're a crying person (which I am not and I did not cry...but that's besides the point), this book will make you cry...and it will also make you smile and laugh. Anyway, the book told of some of the habits of eagles and she related it to our lives as Christians...I thought it was interesting and I thought I would share what I learned with you:

"An eagle almost never eats anything dead...But if it does, if something happens to make him sick, he flies to the highest rock he can find, spreads himself across it, and lets the sun soak out all the poison." After getting into trouble, the eagle had the knowledge to take his pain to the rock and let the sun make him strong again. I guess we could say that we can take our pain to The Rock and let the Son make us strong again.

"The eagle allows the storms to take him to a higher place...The eagle doesn't flap around like the chickens and crows and sparrows. It waits patiently on the rock for the thermal currents, and only then does it take flight. Not by its own efforts, but by the effort of the wind beneath its wings." Again, likening us humans to the eagle, how many times do we try to solve our own problems? We should have faith like the eagle and patiently wait... While other birds are taking cover in the storms, the eagle is soaring.

"An eagle would never fight against the storms of life. He saved his fighting for the serpent. Especially when the snake threatened the eagle's young." Do you see the analogy?

"When the female knows a male is interested, she leads him on a chase through the skies, swooping and diving and soaring high above the hills. When the chase is nearly over, she flies as high as she can and flips on her back, free-falling toward the ground. It is the male's job to place his body over hers and grasp her talons, flapping his wings with all his might to keep her from certain death. Moments before they hit the ground, the female pulls out of the dive and circles the male. Because he had been willing to stay even unto death, he will have proven himself as a mate. The eagles are joined for life from that point on." I hope that someday my future husband and I will experience such selfless love like that!

Now I will leave you to ponder one of my favorite verses, Isaiah 40:31
They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they will mount up on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.


  1. I loved that book. Of course all her books are good! I learned a lot about eagles from there too.

  2. I love Karen kingsbury too. I have been addicted to the baxter family series and now the sunrise series. Fabulous.

  3. That sounds like a very good book!

  4. I love me some Karen Kingsbury!

    Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great Wednesday!

  5. I love Karen Kingsbury. I haven't read that one yet. Is it at church's library?
    I love the comparisons regaring the Eagle. Very cool.

  6. Those eagle comparisons are great! Thank you for sharing. I don't read much, but that does sound like a book to read while I am laying out by the pool this summer. :)


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