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Keeping On

My eldest son has recently been playing a game called, "Death Stranding" which involves a post-apocalyptic delivery man of sorts, who goes from post to post picking up and delivering packages. It's somewhat tedious to watch because the bulk of the game is some poor overladen fellow that is hoofing it over difficult terrain... over and over and over again. It's amazing to me that my son would want to play such a mundane game, however, he likes the challenges in the missions... and I'm sure that he thinks much of what I do is boring as well. This is beside the point. The game designer must have recognized the repetitive monotony of the game as well because occasionally "Keep on keeping on" is heard from and encouraging speaker from the facilities that are visited.

It reminds me of the same phrase I heard from a pastor from my youth. He would use it in his sermons and as an ending to his letters. It was an encouragement to keep on going even though life can be dull, repetitive... or even exceedingly overwhelming or difficult.

So here we are, making another attempt to work at the business of Steam West Revolution. I do not know where it will bring me or what I will gain (or lose) in the process. However, I do have confidence that if I keep my focus on what is important and keep my hands busy with the talents God has given me, then I can be sure that both gains and losses alike will only help me progress and grow in this season of my life.

So, I will listen to the voice that calls out those familiar encouraging words,

"Keep on keeping on"

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

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