Either Speed Up or Slam on the Brakes

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That’s a little thing that we say around here when we’re approaching a chasm of life. You know, those situations that are scary, that involve risk, that are a little out of your comfort zone. You come to a point that you either need to speed up and jump the chasm or slam on the brakes — real quick like.

Moving across country with six young children to a community you don’t know? That would be one of those situations.

For the last week or two, FishPapa and I have been wondering how it’s all going to come together. And there was occasionally the fleeting thought, Should we slam on the brakes?

But, this prospect of moving back west has been in our hearts, minds, and prayers for several years. Applying for this job was a long shot in the beginning. And yet he got it. At each step of the way, God keeps opening doors. In fact, just when I was despairing over having to take on debt to pull it off, a family member sent us a very generous gift. God keeps providing and nudging us to move forward.

So, it’s time to speed up. It’s a scary idea in a sense. I can’t believe that in two weeks I will live someplace drastically different from here.

Thanks for your continued prayers. Thanks for your advice and input.

It’s time to jump this chasm.

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  1. With the faith and commitment you and your family have consistently demonstrated, I believe you will FLY over that chasm! : )

  2. That is really sweet. Thanks!

  3. I guess maybe the term “leap of faith” is referring to those chasms in life. You can do it…it will all come together even though at this moment it is impossile to fathom. One foot in front of the other and you will get there!

    Holding you in my thoughts. :0)

  4. Everything is going to be just fine. We tend to be scared of things that may or may not happen and worry needlessly. If God keeps paving the way for you, just follow his path. Good luck!

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