Some folks call it Spring cleaning while others call it de-cluttering, downsizing or purging.  I call it hard work.  When we go through the memories of the past, or struggle over what to hang on to and what to get rid of, it should be a piece of cake, right.

“Simplify,” they say.  “It’s only stuff.” or “you can’t take it with you.”  Very true indeed, but to go through a lifetime of accumulated memories isn’t as easy as you’d think it should be.  There are the baby books of your children, countless photographs,  things from Great Grandma’s dining room, dust covered and unused things that hold some value to us – often because they hold memories rather than monetary value.

Then there are the things of actual value – the accumulated words of poetry, fiction, stories and plays written.  The compilation of a lifetime of work.  Things that describe who we are and what we’ve accomplished.

When Moses was leading His people out of Egypt and to the promised land, God said,

 The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. 

Exodus 14:14-15

Any change in life is difficult, but if we realize that God is in control of all of it, it should release us of any anxiety or fear about the future.  Even when everything is a little out of focus and unsure.

Letting go of what’s behind us isn’t always easy, but how will we ever know the joys God has in store for us, unless we follow His lead.  He has promised to bring us safely to our destination.






As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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4 Responses to MOVE ON

  1. Rodney Olsen says:

    Even with the promise of a wonderful future it can be hard to let go of what we know. I wonder how often we settle for average or worse because we’re afraid of letting go and in doing so we miss the best that God wants for us.

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    • says:

      So true, Rodney. God knows our every need and it would be so easy if we just let Him take the reins, but our old desire to control things gets in the way. Thanks for your comment.


  2. How true. If we hold on and refuse to let go, we miss the opportunities for the better things ahead

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