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October 24, 2011

Somedays with briars around your ankles you must keep moving.
Because somedays people point to the briar bushes and tell you they will turn into peach trees…and you rub your eyes and smooth the places scarred red and only see thorns no matter how hard you look for peaches.
You try and focus… try and see what they see.

Somedays when all you want to do is walk in the Keep Moving but you are slowed down with those brambles catching on your clothes…
You rub your eyes again…. You have to refocus
You know this is all part of the plan…
Not of The Plan but a plan nonetheless… a plan  to tangle and ensnare you... To make you focus on the thorns and not on the Keep Moving.
On those days when you already know that you know the thorns were already worn by someone else much better then you can….

On those days…

You must focus…

refocus and watch for what are the signs of the Keep Moving…

and it starts with your shallow exhausted breath… And by the end of the list your breath begins to normalize… Your eyes to refocus…

Because we are built for the Keep Moving….


Thank You for….a list to make:

  1. Sunny days
  2. My brother home safe, sound and satisfied after nearly outrunning this weekends race.
  3. Cheery HeyTells early Monday morning when you really need to hear a happy voice.
  4. Hearing clearly…”Refocus” and realizing what it means and what it pertains to.
  5. People who oohed and ahhed about  my art
  6. The feeling of ripping it out of my book and giving my art away…sending it out.
  7. Tons of soup ready to feed lunches on a hectic Monday.
  8. A hard working husband
  9. Knowing that if the plan is to slow I down…I must be following the right Path in the Keep Moving
  10. Knowing I am built for this.
  11. Knowing it’s already all been done for me…I just need to walk it out on The Path
  12. An encouraging sister who tells me I have done a good job.
  13. Sweet friends who surprise me in their sweetness.
  14. A sister who is great at performing and is always fun to watch.
  15. All my children know how to play chess… (Just makes me a satisfied  kind of happy)
  16. A bathroom remodel nearly complete….with 7kids every bathroom counts!
  17. Waking up rested even though I should feel exhausted.
  18. Listening and laughing to others people’s annoying RV stories…we have the same ones…. How do you weigh those stupid things?

Always remember You were built for this!

Need more encouragement check out these posts…they relate and tell the story:
Keep Moving.
It’s a Trap.
Lines in the Sand
Nothing is Worth Not Receiving.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2011 3:35 pm

    so glad we don;t need to wear the thorns… if only we could remember to remember this.
    Jesus said… it is finished
    In Him we are ‘complete’

  2. Pastor Glenn permalink
    October 24, 2011 4:20 pm

    Wonderful stuff. Keep up the good words stright from your heart and processed through the Holy Spirit. It was the Beyond one that I was talking to you about yesterday.

  3. October 24, 2011 4:26 pm

    whispers* “i made the list!”

    you were born for so much more than this…

  4. October 24, 2011 5:28 pm

    T…first I love how you call your sister sissy butt…I know you treasure your sister friendship…truly a gift…
    refocus…yes how counting has helped me refocus so many..many times…
    great pics…love the one between the trees…
    Blessings friend…

  5. October 24, 2011 6:11 pm

    So true, so true…as you know from my previous posts I do focus very much on the thorny and painful. This was so poetic and touching and thank you for sharing and for the reminder.

  6. October 24, 2011 9:47 pm

    Oh I love these photos T. Just beautiful! Soup ready… yum! “Knowing I am built for this.” What a wonderful gift that is! Yay for a bathroom remodel… how fun! 🙂

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