My Pointe of View

My thoughts on God, Life, and Dance

Archive for February, 2012

Spiritual Pas de Deux

In ballet Pas de deux is a dance that is usually performed by a male and female dancer. They are partners. Their rolls tend to be quite different but they depend on each other to equally to create a successful dance. It is the female’s responsibility to help her partner by engaging her body, holding […]

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Was The Stew Worth It?

Today’s text is Genesis 25:27-34. This story involves Jacob and Esau, twin brothers. The Bible tells us that their father Isaac loved Esau (Esau was passionate about hunting) and Rebekah their mother loved Jacob (we are told that he was happy to hang out around the tents- a Biblical mamma’s boy, if you will). One […]

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I Am Bankrupt Without Love

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. Yippee! (Please note my sarcasm here…). I could rant on and on about how this particular holiday and I are not friends. I am pretty sure we will never be. Even in 20 years when I am married to my forever Valentine (yes I WILL be married […]

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What Part Are You Going To Play?

Here is something that I have learned through my years as a dancer. There are times that you do not get the part that you wanted to play. You wait and wait for the casting list to go up and you spend your days dreaming of your moment when you get to shine in the […]

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What’s Your Sign?

I was driving down the road a few weeks ago and literally started laughing out loud. Standing there on the corner was a poor guy (or girl, I really could not tell) completely covered in a cardboard sign advertising, “We buy gold!!”. When I say completely covered I mean this thing covered the entire top […]

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The Heart of Worship

 Today I would like to talk about worship. There is a story in the Bible that paints such a beautiful picture of worship to me. It is found in the book of John chapter 12 and takes place during the week of Passover and of the crucifixion. Jesus is having a meal in the home […]

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Are You Hanging Out at the Barre?

I take a ballet class every day. And every ballet class begins the same way, at the barre (yes that is how it is spelled). The barre is just that, a horizontal bar that is mounted onto a wall or onto standing legs. Its purpose is to provide support for the dancers as they work […]

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The Garden of Your Thoughts

                                                       My schedule is not quite back to normal yet so I have had some extra time in the afternoons. I have been attempting to use this time to work on class plans for all of my dance for the second half of the year (I have been slightly distracted by the joy of re-watching […]

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The Little Things

Ok – so if you know me at all you know that I am slightly addicted to Dr. Pepper. Yes, I know that soda is not good for you – no lectures please. I do not have very many unhealthy habits and I am in pretty good shape, so I give myself this little indulgence […]

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Today is a Gift

Today’s picture is simply a snapshot of the date. I know that it is said all of the time but today is a gift. Since Christmas day I have found out about 3 different people in the prime of their lives who have passed away suddenly. It is always a shocking and disturbing thing to […]

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