Look Up, Press On

Live in the present.
Look up to the Divine.
Press on no matter what.

Mantras of my 30s.😊

@invitedbygrace wrote it more beautifully…

invited by grace

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Last night I got a call. It was my neighbor, a sweet woman. The other day I had left some flowers on her doorstep, nothing significant. I had sadly learned that her husband had passed away three days after Christmas. He was eighty-three. With surrender, exhaustion in her voice, she said, “I just have to keep going, I guess.”

I woke up this morning with her words still with me.

It’s true, sometimes the only thing we can do is to keep going.

Whether there are regrets we leave behind or overwhelming uncertainties ahead, what else can we do but press on?

This comes to mind, a reminder from Paul, bound in chains, the prison doors slammed shut in his face:

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:14

Impassioned with a single goal, Paul took his eyes off his chains, and kept his focus upward.

I greatly…

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