Monday, October 01, 2012

Moving Week

This is it. Moving week.

To be honest, I am excited about the end of this week. Because that means we will be moved. Past-tense.

To say this past couple of weeks have been hard would be an understatement. Preparing to move after only being in this house for three months has not been one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. And the thought of making another big move after we just moved here a little over a year ago makes things even harder.

I keep looking at the last piece of art I made – specifically for times like this. I wanted a visual reminder of a lesson my parents taught me, and God has continued to teach me. Some of the words come from a scene in a movie, which is perfect for us, since we speak movie quotes like a second language. (And every time I read it, I can hear the actor delivering this line in my head. I’m weird like that.)


You may have seen different versions of this floating around, especially if you’re on Pinterest. But there’s always one word that’s bothered me in those versions. The word “can”.

I’m not saying that the version I made is any better than anybody else’s, or that if you have “can” in there, it’s wrong. But I took it out for a reason. I know I “can.” Everybody can. But not everybody does. And while I’m trying to remind myself of this lesson, teach it to my children, and follow God’s will through it all, I don’t want to be someone who “can.” I want to be someone who “does.”

So, this week, I will be spending a lot of time doing. And it will be hard. But we’ll come out on the other side, and we’ll be fine. In fact, we’ll be more than fine. Because we’re following God on a journey for our family, He will make sure of that. It’s our job to follow, even when it’s hard. Especially when it’s hard.

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” (Source)

(Bonus points if you know what movie that quote is from without peeking.)

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  1. Moving is hard - and I love your artwork and your take on that saying. I think I missed something somewhere on the move though - I know you moved (was it really a year ago) to a new ministry (I think . .) then I think I remember talk of a move but never realized your moved three months ago but have no idea why you are moving again . . .you are changing ministries again? You don't have to answer ;-) I'm just super duper curious :-)

    1. Jackie - Don't worry, I'm a little lost, too!

      Yes, we moved to GA a little over a year ago for a new ministry position. About 3 months ago, we moved to a new rental house in the same town. Obviously, we weren't planning on going anywhere! But God had other ideas. ;) I blgged about it a couple of weeks ago - Chris has accepted a position at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville. New job, new town...all kinds of new adventures!

  2. Praying for your family this week. And absolutely love your art!