To Read on the Journey

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fertile For the Changes

To continue celebrating Blogiversary week I'm going to share a few favorite posts from the last 3 blogging years. These are some of my favorite words, originally posted Thursday, May 17, 2007.

From Donald Millers book "Through Painted Deserts."

I could not have known then that everybody, every person has to leave, has to change like seasons; they have to or they die.

The seasons remind me that I must keep changing, and I want to change because it is God's way. All my life I have been changing. I changed from a baby to a child, from a teenager to drive a car, into a worker to spend money. I will change into a wife to love a man, into a mother to love a child, change houses, friends, keep changing with my husband, getting our love so it dies and gets born again and again.
Everybody has to change or they expire. Everybody has to leave, leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons. I want to keep my soul fertile for the changes, so things keep getting born in me, so things keep dying when it is time for things to die. I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago. Only a good story has a character different at the end than it was in the beginning.
And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home. My hope is that your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you.
It might be time for you to go, time to change, to shine out.
Leave, it is a beautiful word, isn't it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don't worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed.
How is the character in your story different than it was in the beginning?  

(4 days left o enter my Blogiversay give away!)

1 comment:

Julie said...

I want to come back and read this post.... as I love me some Donald Miller....

But for now, I want to respond to your sweet post on my blog. I will be here to encourage you in any way that I can. I am still learning right alongside you. I still have children at home and sometimes my heart aches when I see how easy it is to go on with my day, not even aware of the needs around me...

So dear sweet Denise, if I can walk alongside you... I'd love to.

I will respond to your post via you can you write me anytime if you want... I'd love that!