Thursday, March 03, 2005

Just keep swimming (in my best Dory voice)

"Trust God to move your mountain, but keep on climbing."
My mom sent this to me today. She reads a devotional called "Daily Bread," and this was the closing quote. I like it because it encourages us to remain active and not get stuck in passivity. We can't just ignore our part. No matter how tired we are, no matter how much homework we have, no matter how people treated us today, no matter how much stress we are under. We can't just sit back and watch our lives unfold. We have to stay right in the middle of it and keep on living.

2 comments:

ashley rebekah said...

erin,
just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

i've been having one of 'those' months where i needed this reminder. thank you...

ashley

ps: Anne Lamott's new book 'Plan B' came out today. I bought it tonight.

Jan said...

I watched NEMO last night. Dory is the best! When the going gets tough, we all need a playful Dory at our side to encourage us to KEEP SWIMMING!

(My favorite part is Dory's whale-speak. For all all you "in the belly" folks, whales are friends not our enemies!)