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None of these things move me!

“None of these Things Move Me.”

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“None of these things move me” is an important line from the book of Acts in the Bible.

Not being “moved” by things is tough for me.

I’m a guy who feels his emotions, a lot, too much really.

That’s probably why I write about emotions so much.

I’m trying, with mind, body and soul, to wrangle my emotions in so they don’t drag me in the wrong direction.

It seems each time I make real headway another obstacle arises to test my step up the ladder.

Yesterday was a weird day.

Kathy and I don’t feel like we belong anywhere right now and yet connection is so important.

We did some piddly things around the house and packed for a trip we leave on later this week.

About 4:30 we finally bundled up and went for a four mile walk up and down our street.

When we got home Kathy said I think we need to get out and do something.

We showered, I put on my sweats and a sweatshirt, and we went to a local hangout called “The Commercial.”

As we walk in there’s our neighbor Joe and a friend.

Long story short we sat with them, the friends mom and son showed up, and we had a great time.

Their boy travels the world doing these crazy adventures, I mean crazy.

He’s in his early 30’s and has been to 41 countries.

We got lost in the stories, our loneliness replaced by face to face communication.

It was a good night.

We do feel a bit lost right now.

When I say that I don’t mean it in a bad way.

Lost is part of the human experience, especially when one considers we are really not made to live on this planet it’s a temporary residence.

Everything in my life is temporary. If I could remember that perhaps my ability to not be moved by anything, could grow.

Could you imagine? No comment made on social media, no dirty look or mean comeback, no putdowns, letdowns or setbacks could cause you to flinch.

Now that’s freedom.

That’s the way I want to live.

That’s the goal.

God help us.

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Well Rick, you belong to God. You are one of His children and He always wants to hear from you and walk with you in conversation and quiet. With as many listeners that you have, you are obviously important to a lot of folks, and they are there, somewhere in computer land. You are part of your community in Montana as well. And.... you and your wife are always in our prayers. Your friend and brother in Christ - M


Wayne Gilbert
Wayne Gilbert

I can relate, Rick. Well said

Wayne Gilbert



So sorry to hear you feel lost and not belonging. Seems like quite a change from your earlier feelings about your move to Montana. Best wishes to both of you.

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