Statue setting the bird free by Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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His eyes are worn, his face weathered, his arms extended and his hands are open setting free the bird, yet the bird remains forever wings set for flight as only a statue could. He stands as a symbol to all who gaze upon him as the person who set something free into the world able to let go.

We find ourselves bound and shackled by the things of this world. Can we let anything go? Can we extend our arms, open our hands and just let go? Where would that leave us in this life? If we let go of all that ties us to this world?

Free to feel the unbelievable lightness and simplicity of His love. When all things are gone then only people remain. In the depths of each person’s soul a boundless love dwells waiting for the open hands to set it free, free from the expectations of this life, free to love simply, free to give smiles, free to offer kindness, free to think of others instead of self, free to be what God intended humans to be like- Him. Free to love unconditionally each and every person like He loves us.

Copyright 2010 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 15. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 17 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 5 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 1st year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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