Friday, November 11, 2011

Defenders...of what? Who's your Superhero?

11:11 on 11/11/

Moving on...
Nothing like putting a sibling in front of and behind the lens.
You start getting all goofy and such.
(And my brother seriously has the coolest photography toys...
like big ol' umbrella looking lights and know how when it comes to his fun.)

Here, husband and I struck some sort of Superhero pose.
But I'm not sure that any one else would know that by looking at us.
I'd say Brian pretty much looks like he's about to jet off to your left and save the world.
My stance says more, "Back off, or I will raise my hand and 
use my superforce to lift you up and tickle you silly."  
Kinda the look I give Cooper all the time.

My brother wanted to call this photo...Defenders.
Sounds so solid, heroic...worthy of honor.
But then I looked at it again.
Defenders of what?  Looking and acting ridiculously?
Being goofy and silly?  Looking like you are going to lay the smack down?
I told him you could call it...
We look ridiculous and know it.  Whatcha gonna do about it?

Oh the fun of taking pictures with the fam.  
I could have stood out there all day long...
snapping away and posing like a goofball.

Good times.

Luckily for us, we already have a Superhero in our lives.
Sure, the everyday human heroes (couragious folks, first responders, military,
doctors, teachers, parents, and so many more) are inspiring and deserve
praise and honor, and we should be ever grateful for their service and sacrifice.
But when it comes down to rescuing, a true rescue from death, we have 
the ultimate Superhero, going before us, fighting for us, defending our honor,
and worthy of all the praise and glory we could muster up from every ounce of our being.

And not only is He our superhero, but he's also our Savior.  
There is no other.  He is the ultimate, one and only.

This scripture came to mind as I thought about Superheroes and God fighting for us...
The Armor of God
 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against 
the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, 
but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this 
dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil 
comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done 
everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled 
around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and 
with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can 
extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of 
salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  18 And 
pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. 
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Ephesians 6: 10-18


But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; 
for the LORD will go before you, 
   the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 52: 12


The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Exodus 14: 14

Hope you find a moment to capture a memory with your family
and thank your real life Superhero for his never-ending grace and mercy.

Big hugs and lots of love...hope you are enjoying life today!

PS - Bigtime craziness is going down up in this house!  This is the month of jam-packed family/life/fun/celebrations/birthdays/holidays squished into one month.  My Dad, husband, two nephews, and son have their birthdays spread throughout the month.  Throw in our out of town guests (college buddies...yay!) coming soon, and Thanksgiving...this gal's mind is racing, and I don't think it will stop anytime soon.  The blogorama ding dong might be a little slow for a while...and wouldn't ya know, I still haven't gotten around to a pumpkin goodness post.  Eeek!  Here's to hoping I can get to it before November is over.  :)


  1. Your fall sounds like our fall. We start in mid-September and there's a birthday just about every other weekend until Christmas. Whoosh goes the end of the year! :) It's fun, but it can be a bit of a frenzy!

  2. How did you do that? You went from silly picture to totally choking me up! So glad you shared the verses from Ephesians 6; verse 13 ALWAYS chokes me up. Seriously, even when I'm silently reading it, THIS PART: and after you have done everything, to stand! gets me every. single. time. So today, my sister, I pray that you will STAND! Great post... thank you for it!!!

  3. I love this picture of you guys. Makes me smile. :) xx, AnaLisa


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