Friday, January 27, 2012

The Gravel and The Paved

"It is not down in any map; true places never are." ~Herman Melville

Each man walks his own one's path is ever quite the same.
All the directions have no map...some ways are gravel, and some are paved.
We learn the way as we go...stumbling over bumps and trouble's rocks.
Its a journey that forms callus feet and hearts....that can either save us or get us lost.
Hope's destination can seem remote and utterly beyond our reach.
Yet, if we read God's road signs.. .....we learn that each course was meant to teach.


Brandee Shafer said...

I like this, and you're so right: the rough spots in the journey are the ones from which we learn most.

rch said...

Nice contrasts between observations, sometimes the signs go unheeded, but we have to keep moving forward.

Betsy Grant said...

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Paul Tobin said...

Interesting post, quiet and economical.

Dave King said...

Very meditative, and most enjoyable.

Jenny Woolf said...

Good thought provoking poem.

I absolutely love your header picture.

Ruth said...

"if we read God's road signs.. .....we learn that each course was meant to teach...." oh how true Carrie!!

Thanks for the reminder to looks for God's road signs.... Blessed Sunday!

A Lady's Life said...

Some ways are gravel and some are paved.
Very nicely said.