turn around friday

Yesterday, I experienced my first live swim meet!  So much fun and I got to hang out with such a lovely family to watch an amazing girly.  The timing worked out that after I went shopping with my mama I was able to go and got there in time to watch her in both events.

side note: while shopping, I found boots!!!!!!!!!!! (i’ve been looking for boots since I got home in December and finally found them!) and another running skirt! and sunglasses and a cute jean skirt to go with aforementioned boots! I’m just a tad excited. Plus, they were ALL on sale/very cheap!

back on track: I live in Minnesota and we have lots of lakes so I swim and know how to swim well, but I never swam competitively.  Seeing the girls totally rock it out in the pool was impressive.  Diving was intense. I kept catching my breath whenever a head would stray to what my eye considered near the board. I didn’t really know what was going on or the scoring, but I did find out that my girly improved her times! Woot woot!

After it was done, I couldn’t help but compare it to tennis. I played tennis throughout high school and college. See, you can’t really measure exact improvements like in swimming.  Sure, you can see how many serves you got in, forehands, backhands, etc. But, there’s a beautiful thing about tennis….

it’s not over until it’s over.

Every single point is a chance to turn it all around.

Many games I would rally back after being down.  I tend to like the long…two hour games.  I could have lost the first set and then won the next two. You could be down 0-6, 0-5 and 0-40 in the last game and you STILL can turn it all around.  It’s beautiful. It’s challenging.

I can’t help but tie this into how God keeps giving us chances to turn around. To do a 180 degree turn and walk toward Him.

He’s waiting for us. He’s already won the battle.

Every single decision or step or moment can be turned into a game changer.

There’s so much beauty in that.

I am so thankful for being able to turn it all around

to be in the same game but turning it around

turning it into glory

making it all about


did you play any sports? see any other parallels or lessons that pop out? 🙂

p.s. happy friday!

p.p.s. why, yes, that is roddick and federer up there…and yes, i did get to see them and others in person!