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Jul 23

Steady As We Go

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

This weekend I finished the fifth of five of wonderful marriage celebrations in the last couple of months.

Ashley and Jesse Stinson got married
Nate and Manna Towler got married
Jonnie and Courtney Towler got married
Luke and Jessica Skelly got married, and,
Amy and I celebrated our 25th anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony.


Yesterday, I reviewed Stu Weber’s book Tender Warrior in his book he challenges us as men to be finishers.  And to you my male readers — newly-married, or not — let’s honor the women in our lives by being “finishers.”

Finishers need vision – A focused pursuit.
Finishers need single-mindedness – An undivided heart.
Finishers need determination – A driving intensity.
Finishers need faith – A biblical optimism.

For those lovers, and for all of you, I challenge you to be finishers. 

So I present the love song — specifically this version of this love song — which has captured my heart in the last few months.  “Steady As We Go” by Dave Matthews Band has spun through my media player over and over.

Amy listened with me, and said, “It doesn’t have much helpful help.”

I listened to her, and replied, “But listen to his passion, he may not have all the answers, but he’s gonna make it happen.”  He sounds like a finisher.

Dave sang, “I walk half way around the world just to sit down by your side” and, “Any place you wanna go, know I’ll be next to you.”

When we make our vows, let’s be finishers, let’s honor them.

Watch this song on Youtube, and even more importantly listen toSteady As We Go

I walk half way around the world,
Just to sit down by your side.
And I would do most anything girl,
To be the apple of your eye.

Troubles they may come and go,
But good times they are the gold.
And if this road gets rocky girl,
Just steady as we go.

Any place you wanna go,
Know I’ll be next to you.
If it’s treasure baby you’re looking for,
I’ll search the whole world through.

Know troubles they may come and go,
But good times they’re the gold.
So if the road gets rocky girl,
Just steady as we go.

When the storm comes,
You shelter me.
And I don’t say a word,
And you know exactly what I mean.
In the darkest times,
You shine on me.
You set me free.
And keep me steady as we go.

So if your heart rings dry my love,
I will fill your cup.
And if your load gets heavy girl,
I will lift you up.

Troubles they may come and go,
But good times be the gold.
So if this road gets rocky girl,
Just steady as we go.

Hold me,
Shine on me.
Oh, shine, shine,
Shine on me.
Shine, shine
Yeah shine on me.
Hey shine.

Note – Gratefully I didn’t have to figure out the lyrics.  Someone nice on did.  Thank you!

Bring on the comments

  1. Very good written post. It will be helpful to everyone who employess it, including yours truly :). Keep up the good work – looking forward to more posts.

  2. Good post! I would like to read more of this.

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