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In Between Spaces

“What you’re doing now, or have done in the past, need not determine what you can do next and in the future.” – Ken Robinson

When the finish line feels murky and distant.
When interest wanes, passion fades.
When giving up, dropping out seems reasonable and sensible.
Never stop imagining, growing, trying and pursuing the finish lines that lead to new start lines.
In the between spaces, carry on.
Patience and perseverance.
Just around the corner, the beginning of something new.

A Blessing in the Wake of Loss, at the Beginning of Something New

“Blessed are you, after the fall. In this new and unrecognizable landscape. At the still point between what was and what’s to come. Time has stretched itself, and there seems to be a future somewhere, but it touches you only lightly.

Blessed are you, right here, in between. At the end that comes before the beginning. Knowing that grief is a long story, and maybe, somehow, you are still in it. Growing straight down in the dark where sorrow breathes best. Where roots find their secret springs in crevices that are well hidden. Where God’s great magic act of love begins.

Blessed are you, starting to sense that maybe sunlight can reach you, even here. And you reach out, finding yourself in a fierce embrace. And God’s voice saying: You are not the bad thing. You are not ruined. You are not broken, nor over, nor a failure, nor learning a lesson. You are my suffering one, and you are loved, you are loved, you are loved.

Blessed are you, maybe ready for the turn. Straight up.”— Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection by Kate Bowler, Jessica Richie

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