"When life whacks you so hard your head flies off, sew it back on and keep going." ~ Mary Pierce ~


I am working on a new book, and I found this quote in some earlier notes this morning. I had reacted to these words in 2006 on a blog post. And in the years since then life has whacked me hard several times. You either sew it back on and keep on going or you die-figuratively or literally-mentally or spiritually. Life whacks us all…this is a major part of Satan’s plan. Let us just make sure we “sew it back on”straight! Many times, when we pick ourselves up if we are not careful, we have put our head on crooked or even backwards…we think just getting it back on is all that matters…but it must be on straight!

I thought good old-fashioned hard work would set me straight. Hard work is a good way to get our head back together when life gives us a hard whack, but hard work by itself won’t keep us going. Change of environment and scenery can sometimes put our heads back on after a hard blow but that won’t keep us going either. Friends and family are such an important part of my life and have been important in these times. Significant people have often been the strong thread that keeps my head on straight, but they too can wear thin and snap.

 The only thread that is strong enough to keep our head on straight is the crimson thread of Christ’s blood as it embroiders its way through the Word of God. This strong thread is enough to keep our head on even when life has given us a good hard whack.

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13) and “sewing my head back on” is something I have done several times in my lifetime. Getting it on straight was more of a problem; however, it stays on longer and straighter when I use the thread of love that Christ so freely gave on the cross. It is my prayer that this will be the thread we all use when we get the whacks of life that Satan gives us.

My next book (if it is ever finished 😊) is entitle THREAD OF LOVE, Advice you Wish Your Mother Had Shared. As I share this writing journey with my blog readers, I hope you will find advice that can help you “sew your head back on.”

Enjoy your day.