Advent Photo-a-Day: GO


After a fun, busy weekend, the birds have flown the nest. This is a pile of some of the things that went out the door this afternoon. Clean laundry, leftover turkey, books and supplies, computers… they were more than ready to go back to their own haunts. It is as it should be. But in this going, it’s sometimes hard to see a turn of the calendar and a new season (for all of us!)

I thought about ‘GO’ all day. It was a reminder to me that we are not created to “sit and suck up real estate” as my friend Richard used to say. We were tagged by God to GO and do things that will make a difference in the world. And so we do.

There’s another part of ‘GO’ that is important — it’s being and doing the authentic persons we were made to be, the persons that will  be the highest impact for the world who needs their joy and light and love. I want that for my daughters, my husband, my friends… rather than impressing my ideas or framework on their lives, it’s very freeing to let them GO off in the direction God leads them.

I haven’t seen “Frozen” yet — but this song from the movie had a strong message of not only letting go, but going.

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