I see that my sweet little "Faith the Chicken" doodlebird is being featured over at Brave Girls today so I saw it fitting to talk about what "she" means.
She is me (and maybe you)...growing and being tested in "faith",standing (not hiding) eyes pointed forward and focused (not down or closed) ...but very much a big "chicken" about many things (and being honest and open about those things).
Being a "chicken" is not a bad thing, sorta...as long as you fall back on that "faith" to help you do what you need to do....to be faithful, strong & brave.
I know you might be thinking that it says "do not ever be afraid or discouraged" and I am telling you the opposite by admitting that I am a chicken about somethings....
well, yes, I am often afraid and/or discouraged..because I am human, duh! BUT (dang big but!) I do not let my fears prevent me from doing things...It just makes things a little tougher, I am a little more anxious and uncomfortable..but those things make the outcome of doing something that I may be chicken about much more beautiful.
My faith is the "wind beneath my chicken wings" (sorry in advance if you sing that song all day!) to help me fly .
Yes..I know that "chickens don't fly"....but just play along..She's a doodle for the love of Pete! oh..and she is a stamp too...
Thanks to Mel & Kathy and all of the Brave Girls for helping me develop stronger wings for flight!!