Tonight I took our youngest son to the grounds of a local museum. They have a walking path that runs next to a small creek. The water usual contains a variety of ducks and, as the boys grew up, we would take them over to watch wildlife in action.
The sun was making its way down the sky, the walkway shaded and groups of people rode bikes past us or walked their dogs. At the end of one side is a garden, flowers intermingling with statues and benches. The garden breaks through a path shaped like a heart.
It was a peaceful moment and, as we walked the path, the benches were filled with people. Every single person had their head down and their hands on a cell phone.
God still paints pictures if we take the time to see them.
This month has been one of change for our family. I’m starting a new chapter in my career life, some new work on writing projects, and a new front in my personal growth through education.
We started looking at larger goals and bigger targets. Over the last 8 years of struggle, it is nice to feel God moving again. Even though the movement never stopped.
Our heads were down, weighed under pressure and stress, money and time. We stood in beauty and failed to see it for the structures of this world. Our five-inch screens weren’t playing Pokemon Go, they were playing a loop of guilt.
Why keep trying? What if you fail? Isn’t is just easier to do nothing?
We get captured by the words and they lull us to a sense of comfort in the darkness.
There is power in movement, in discomfort, in shifting spaces and setting yourself out towards a target no matter what the voices say inside and outside.
My faith hangs on the belief that God has planted big dreams on my heart and on the lives of my family. I believe love wins. One person can make a difference if they keep fighting. I believe that, as long as we are breathing, there’s still a job to be done.
It may not be easy, but God has immense visions and purpose waiting. I believe we are called to make a dent in the universe. We are called to keep moving. One step at a time.