The image I selected for this post is somewhat tongue in cheek.  I really believe that walking in another person’s shoes will enlighten you.  It will show you that you can do something you didn’t think you could do and it might even change your mind about what you originally thought.

This post was originally written on this day in 2012, but it still rings true, considering I recently stepped out of my writer shoes into my performance shoes.  In honor of throw back Thursday.  Here goes:

When I’m teaching drama classes, it’s hard for me to sit still. I like to become actively involved with my students. It might be the actor in me, but I often find it easier to show by example. That’s why I still like to perform in a show once in a while.

As a director, it’s easy to see where young performers should be in the scheme of things and how they should deliver their lines or what their motivation should be; but to be a really good director, it seems to me that you should work on the opposite side of the stage once in a while to see what the actor actually goes through.

The same thing is true for an actor. When you’re performing, you don’t always see what you look like and even if you think you’re doing well, without someone to guide you, your performance could easily fall flat.

In life it’s the same thing. We need someone to direct us through it, even though we think we’ve got it all figured out. It’s especially nice when you have someone who has lived it and knows what you’re going through – a teacher who shows by example.

In my case, I still flub things up and don’t get it right; but Jesus has lived the perfect life – without sin. He has experienced every emotion I have. He corrects and directs me with His Father’s law and the supreme example of forgiveness He showed while living here on earth. Praise our holy God for having the wisdom and love to share His only Son with us.

Through Him, we not only have forgiveness of sins, but everlasting life and a handbook for this one.


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. hatrack4 says:

    Tongue in cheek or not, I love the quote in the image, but at my age and infirmities I need to go five miles. With a one mile head start, they would catch up to quickly, even in bare feet.

    As for being critical, when I started writing a blog, someone said that you must be critical. The way they said it, it sounded like you must be blood-thirsty. I found their advice and their attitude to be repugnant, but I know where they are coming from. You must not accept your typos or incomplete sentences, so why accept those of others. Their thought is of intellectual superiority. But there is no love there. I would rather click like on a post with 50 misspelled words, than click like on a post that was too critical. Even criticizing the direction our country and world has turned means we may not be seeing the faces of those who are lost in that fallen world, yet that is the only way to reach some of them – to point out wrong thinking, before it is too late.


    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I am of the same mind when it comes to the quote. I thought it was fun to have a different result, but I’d never get far enough away either😊. Thanks for your words.

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  2. Unshaken Joy says:

    Thank goodness for that! I’m so glad we don’t walk through this life alone.

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