This was a quote on Pinterest which the folks there thought I would like because I love quotes and have a few hundred in all manner of places.

The front of my Bible is filled with them, as well as books, notebooks, and folders on the computer hold the rest!

Quotes inspire me and lift me up.

I print them off and hang them in my office or on the fridge!

I use them in video messages that I am starting as soon as some editing is done.

But this one…. it’s me!

It took time, but at this point in my life, it is very real.

I have reached a stage in my life when I have gone through a few ‘fires’ and survived.

While struggling through them, I did not know if I could come up for air.

The pain was so deep, and I knew that my heart would never be the same.  The tears could fill a tub, but I got out and “pressed on”!

That last phrase is from the Scriptures where the Apostle Paul writes, encouraging the Philippians to press on, to take hold of what was ahead:

“But this one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13b-14).

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At the camp I directed, I would often say to the Staff: “press on people” if they were lagging in their responsibilities.

I also tell myself to do that quite often.  I think that expression will be on my gravestone!

Do you see it?

Can you grasp it?

You have to find that strength, somewhere down deep.

Forget about the naysayers and pick your head up!

Realize that you survived the ‘war,’ albeit big or small, but you did, and here you are.

Perhaps you have a few more bruises and scars, but you are alive!

Now you try to smile, and that is something because at times you wonder if you ever will.

But look in a mirror and do it…SMILE.

High five yourself.  You made it to the other side.

Now put those shoulders back, straighten that spine, hold your head up and be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished.

God has allowed you to “press on” towards the next goal.

You can take a bit of time, but don’t stand still.


Look at what you have become….you, dear one, are a warrior!

If I can help you “press on” just email me:

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Let me know if this blog resonates with you by commenting below.  Then tell me how you did it!  I’m listening.