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November 7, 2011

We clearly want to Keep Moving.
I don’t want to sit by the side of The Path.

But there are days when I want out of the upcoming obstacle.
Out of the circumstances of life… the critisisms…the tragedies… the struggles in my head.
I don’t want out of the Keep Moving…
I want the card that says…”jump ahead 10 spaces”

There are times where I have jumped the creek on the Keep Moving… and just when I land safely on the other side…I stop moving forward to contemplate what I have done and fall right back into what I tried hard to avoid.


I realize had I just had faith in the One who showed me the way to get across… I would not be chilled.
In the end it is all part of the Story…my Story on the Keep Moving.

There are times of clear paths and easy days.
There are days when I wander off into a briar bush.
There are days where I try to cross the icy creeks in life and realize the only way I can get across is to get in it… and just deal with it….
We are built for this.
It’s all part of my Story… my Legacy…
my children watching…it ceases to be an icy creek and swirls into a story of Trust.

I squeeze out my sleeve… walk towards the Son… get warm.
The next creek comes and I reach out my hand to another…I will be better to help them cross as I remember my own chilly encounter.
Now not just a chilly story… but one which brings warmth to another.
They jump across…their own icy creek in life.
The others watching…never just a story about self… but one about the Keep Moving.
We all cross.

I ask, not to ever be taken out of the Keep Moving…
I ask for navigation… I never want to leave.
Just I pray; You help me navigate.
I know You love me.
I know You know my name.
I know I am built for this Keep Moving.
I know I can go through…teach me to navigate.


So many things to be Thankful for…Let’s dig in!

  1. Revelation about Navigation…can’t go around it, must go through it! 🙂
  2. Holding hands while we sleep.
  3. A Thanks Filled Board… people hearing about it… putting up one as big as a billboard!!! A Billboard of Praise…Holding thanks for an entire community!  I am humbled and my heart skips to watch it fill..Be Glorified!!
  4. New art supplies… beautiful results… can’t wait to see what’s next…so excited!
  5. Our baby using her “Sweet face” which is a strained-forced-squeezed-eyes-shut smile to get what she wants…funny and cute.
  6. Friends… facinating friends… with facinating thought filled conversation.
  7. The very best chocolate caramels I have ever had brought by the man of my dreams from his trip away.
  8. Weddings.
  9. seeing pileated woodpeckers… two!..after looking for one for 7years.
  10. babies who ask for “high five?”
  11. Being stopped so someone can tell you …”you have blessed me”… humbly holding that in my heart.
  12. Sunny warm days.
  13. Strong sons who can climb across creeks… who can see a good story!
  14. David Platts Catalyst Conference 2011 (Atlanta) teaching…amazing.
20 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2011 9:58 am

    i like that the fall into the icy creek was not for nothing…helps others…good call

  2. November 7, 2011 11:23 am


    Icy creeks, briar bushes, smooth pathways, days in which we pensively stand still momentarily, and then we keep moving forward. It’s all apart of our journey and our story that can only be told by us. Isn’t that wonderful, I think so….



  3. November 7, 2011 12:01 pm

    once again, a beautiful post. Love the imagery.

  4. November 7, 2011 12:33 pm

    I can so relate to:

    “There are times where I have jumped the creek on the Keep Moving… and just when I land safely on the other side…I stop moving forward to contemplate what I have done and fall right back into what I tried hard to avoid.


    Wonderful post! May you be blessed in the Keep Moving!


    • November 7, 2011 12:51 pm

      I think there are times we start to give ourselves credit for navigating our way across… when what we really need to do is continue to move forward and praise.
      thank you for taking the time to encourage me.

  5. November 7, 2011 3:29 pm

    Navigate, eh? I am so glad that I don’t have to lead the way. I get turned around, just walking into a store in the mall. I forget why I go into a room sometimes and have to walk out, just to remember! Your “Keep Moving” reminds me of Joshua’s walk around Jericho. If he didn’t Keep Moving, he would have never seen the walls fall. Your walk is gonna free all of those you’re leading too. Hmm…pretty awesome.

    • November 7, 2011 5:48 pm

      Whoa tall order Sam….
      Don’t worry I have to return a room just to remember sometimes…umm…like every day!

  6. November 7, 2011 5:09 pm

    oh the jump 10 spaces card…how sometimes I wish I could pull on of those…but like you…moving forward is what brings the most life…
    Blessings as you navigate…
    I love little ones asking for high fives…

    • November 7, 2011 5:49 pm

      Totally about perspective… When we know that it all matters and the jump 10 spaces card would rob us and not help us… We are growing for sure

  7. November 7, 2011 9:21 pm

    Wanting to jump ahead 10 spaces… lol… I get that! But so true that it would not help us. Beautifully said T! Holding hands while you sleep is so sweet. How neat to see pileated woodpeckers after looking for so long! I looked them up and they are gorgeous! 🙂

  8. November 7, 2011 10:05 pm

    and always the helping hands… Even the holding hands while you sleep is so good… that is the being still and knowing He is God part of your day ❤

  9. November 8, 2011 9:31 pm

    Gorgeous photos and a beautiful metaphor here, T. Thank you for blessings and wisdom tonight!

  10. November 10, 2011 10:56 am

    Lovely photos amidst inspiring words. Love the motto: Keep moving.

  11. tw1z permalink
    November 10, 2011 3:50 pm

    Thankful for finding your post today. Visiting from Hear it, use it. I think I too need to get in and just deal with it. Thanks for the helping hand.

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