Shoot like a Girl |Bish (#31days)


Day 7: Piney Woods, East Texas.

His little eyes lit up with wonder as his mom put on his boots and his dad gave him the bright green Snoopy fishing pole. There was less than a foot of water underneath the ramshackle bridge that led to logging trails in East Texas – but it was an ocean of hope to a two-year old.

He and his poppa found just the right spot to cast out and they waited as patiently as any eager toddler can when adventure beckons on the other end of the line.

“Sawyer, I think you’ve got a bite!”

The little man giggled and the big man helped him with the line. And they reeled in a leaf.

“I get a bish! I get a bish!”

He held his catch up proudly. And while others may have seen nothing, I saw a whisper. “See with your heart – and you’ll catch hope too.”


I thank you for being part of my #31days so far. Seeing these photos again is turning my low water crossing into an ocean. I’d love to know your stories of hope – maybe one day I’ll shoot like a girl for you.

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About Ronne Rock

LIFE. LOVE. LEADERSHIP. AND A LITTLE #KITCHENTHERAPY. Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems."   Ronne is represented by Karen Neumair at Credo Communications.

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4 thoughts on “Shoot like a Girl |Bish (#31days)”

  1. Ray would say “pish”!
    There is absolutely nothing like the wonder of a child!!!
    I love how you write about turning your low water crossing into an ocean. Beautiful imagery!

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