Monday, March 18, 2013

hey, checkis out

bloodroot with trillium peeking through
we have a friend who says
hey, check this out
when he shares the exciting
(here in the southern united states
it is pronounced checkis out
and out has two syllables)
i found this phrase's twin 
in matthew's gospel - behold
he uses it thirty-nine times
behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream
behold, angels came and were ministering to him
behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him
behold, your king is coming to you
behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two
behold, i am with you always, to the end of the age
i'm taking time this easter season to
the truth that
while we were weak
while we were sinners
while we were enemies of god
he reconciled
to him

what are you beholding this season? 

continuing to count his gifts to 1000 - 

967. plants in the ground
968. bloodroot miracle- every. year.
969. laughter at work
970. both sons at the dinner table
971. triple-chocolate cookies
972. first sip of coffee

linking with -

michelle for hear it monday, use it on sunday, ann for 1000 giftsjoan for sharing his beauty, laura for playdates with god, jennifer for tell his story, jen for soli deo gloria, my freshly brewed life and kat for titus 2 tuesdays


  1. I will never read, "behold" the same way again! Perfect correlation. Thank you.

  2. Beholding the message of grace and I am a new creation. I'm praying this time that message sticks and the freedom it brings.

  3. "What are you "beholding" this week?" Great question! Let us search our hearts for the answer. I know, I will be searching mine....
    Blessings! ~ Jen

  4. Dear Kendal
    Every morning when I wake up, I behold the beauty, goodness and wonder that is God, as well as savoring the fresh, delightful taste of His mercies that is as new and bright as the first rays of the sun to greet the new morning! Oh, this is something everyone should check out!
    Much love

  5. miss laughing with you at

    the easter is worth beholding every year and every day

  6. Oh, love this.

    I am beholding the fact that the Almighty God of the universe calls Himself a friend of mine - and that He has invited me into a PERSONAL relationship with Him.

    Nothing short of a miracle...


  7. I'm beholding MY palms waving in the parade of Palm Sunday. I will always read "hey checkis out" for my beholds. Love it.

  8. And now I hear Jesus saying, "Checkis out" (with a southern accent, of course). Love how you open my eyes to the holy, Kendal.

  9. Hi Kendal, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. I think I'm be holding now deep his love is in that he came for us knowing full well how hard it would be to die for us to save us.

  11. this is my word this year, behold. behold the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world. i figure if i can keep sight of Him in all His reckless glory, everything else will shake out just fine.