Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty


   My mother’s best friend once said that she saw her life in chapters, each being its own story: a child with her parents and siblings, a young adult relocating to Austin, wife/homemaker/mother of four, marriage as empty nesters and grandparents, her life as a widow; and stories within stories, friendships, health etc. Olga died over a year ago. 


I’m thinking about beginnings and endings, and also about waves.  Riding up with faith and falling into doubt, up with purposefulness, down with distraction. 

Good things are sometimes difficult to hold on to.  Difficult unless you have someone holding you up, guiding you, whispering in your ear... reminding you. 


Matthew 14:28-32

“Lord, if it’s you, Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “ Come,” he said.  Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord save me!”  Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.  “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.”


Which chapter are you living today?  How is the story going to end before the next one begins? 


Comments (11)

Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I consider my life in seasons. There are times when things are not in season for me

Apr 30, 2012 11:49 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM
Welcome to Activerain. I believe I have the life I create and sometimes it is in waves and others one tiny small step at a time. Thanks for the inspiring image!
Apr 30, 2012 12:10 PM
Teresa Cooper
Home Solution Real Estate Services - North Charleston, SC
SC Lowcountry - Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley

Jolie - beautiful photo, and thoughtful sentiment. Along with Psalm 18:16 - "He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters."

Apr 30, 2012 12:21 PM
Jolie Kirsten
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

Teresa, thank you for adding Psalms 18:16.  What a fitting and meaningful scripture.

Apr 30, 2012 12:33 PM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

The good thing about waves is that, like faith, they never end and you can never quash them.  They keep coming.  Faith is like that!

Apr 30, 2012 01:02 PM
Jamey "Milly" Milheiser
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. - Appleton, WI

I love this blog, thank you for sharing with us, have a wonderful week.

May 01, 2012 12:54 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Hmmm. Waves works for me. Sometimes I almost realize that things have been up for a while you almost expect the waves to crash. The hearder part is when you've been down for awhile and you have to remember that things will turn up again.

May 01, 2012 04:29 AM
Ed Gillespie
WealthWise Mortgage Planning, a Division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation NMLS #1850 - Folsom, CA

Great question to which i wish I could answer.  I did a keyword search of "waves" in several bible translations which returned at least two dozen reference verses.  This will give me enough study material to keep me busy for awhile.  Thanks for your post Jolie!

May 01, 2012 07:07 AM
Jolie Kirsten
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

At the hair salon today, my stylist was talking about how her business is quiet one week and busy the next.  Again, waves.  Tonight at dinner my son told me that at the library today, at school, he saw a picture of the most powerful wave ever.  He said it was amazing because it was so big.  I asked him what made him think of that out of the blue and he said he didn't know, but it just came to his mind.  

Ed, I am also going to study Bible verses involving waves. It seems that I am being led there.  I'd love for you to share your thoughts regarding the scriptures you dig into regarding waves.

May 01, 2012 12:20 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


That is a great photo. I often look at a year as a chapter and the days the pages within it. :)


May 01, 2012 03:07 PM
Jolie Kirsten
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

Larry, I have been thinking about your comment.  Ocean waves are such a good metaphor for faith because like you said, faith is neverending, when you can't feel it you can see it in the distance.  If you keep your focus and jump with it, faith will lift you up time and time again.  If you're not paying attention you'll likely get knocked over and swallow some salt water.  

May 01, 2012 11:54 PM