Live Uncaged: Find the Freedom You’ve Always Wanted
Mary Demuth (@MaryDeMuth)
I read the Kindle edition.
Mary DeMuth writes well, but be warned that Live Uncaged: Find the Freedom You’ve Always Wanted is a collection of blog posts. The author states her purpose in the introduction: “I want you to be free from the shackles of the past.” While this is a worthy aim, it just didn’t seem like the selections furthered that theme. Each of the blog posts are finely written and convey their intended message. However, I found the collection, gathered into three sections (dealing with past, present, and future), seemed to lack cohesiveness to bind it all together.
Today, chilled to the fingers, I ran toward the lake, my mind wandering. Something shiny and bright caught my eye. Caught in the overhead telephone line was the shredded remains of a kite. It couldn’t get free, the tangles getting the best of it. But just as I looked skyward to see the imprisoned kite again, a flock of birds, flying in V formation, soared overhead.
In that moment, I knew.
Sometimes (a lot of times, if I’m willing to admit it), I am caught halfway between earth and heaven, imprisoned by something that looks an awful lot like shame. I am not alive where I’m caught. And yet, living creatures built to fly soar above me.
Those birds are what God intends me (and you!) to be. He never intended His children to become so entangled by shame and pain that they cease to live. That they give up and hang on a wire while others fly on the wind. He made us to fly.
–Mary DeMuth, Live Uncaged, excerpt from section 3.
I give Mary DeMuth’s Live Uncaged three cups of love.