Why Kites?

I've only flown a kite a couple of times in my life. I remember when my son was young, he, myself and my brother went to a large, vacant parking lot one afternoon with 2 kites.

It was so windy, which was a good thing. We ran with the kites flapping wildly behind us. They dipped and flipped but, at first, got very little altitude. We pulled, tugged and jerked them upwards but they nose-dived downwards, hitting the asphalt on their pointed tops with sharp cracking sounds.


When one of our kites finally began to climb upwards, we were so excited as we took turns holding onto the tugging line. When we finally brought them in, we were pleasantly tired and satisfied.


If we had given up, we would not have experienced the joy of our accomplishment. We would not have known the excitement of kite-flying had we allowed discouragement to cause us to quit.
If we had been too tired to try just one more time, I wouldn't be telling this story of encouragement to anyone else. This is how it is in the Kingdom of God. We have to persist if we are to advance in Christ and enjoy God's best.

I do love the Cross of Christ, and you'll see it throughout my blog.  So why a kite for my ministry logo and not a Cross? Well, you'll see in my new purple and green logo below and above that I've incorporated a modern cross sketch into a new kite design, making the cross more prominent. I am always inspired by kites and the perseverance that they symbolize to me. This is why I use a kite and the Cross together.
Hope, perseverance, determination, stick-to-it-tive-ness, tenacity.  These are critical personality traits that God wants to build in all of us. They are keys to success in this life. They are necessary for growth in Christ, living God's best and storing up riches in Heaven.

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