Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Roads and Rocks



"I ON YOUR PATH, O GOD
YOU, O GOD, ON MY WAY"
~CELTIC WALKING PRAYER




Do you know that song from Sunday school, the one about the wise man building his house upon the rock and the foolish man building his house on the sand? I honestly remember thinking, "Do we have to keep TALKING and SINGING about this dumb guy who built his house on the sand? Can't we just KNOW it and move on?" Even as a child, I hated conflict!



Here's another BIG rock located in the North Cascades in Washington. Build your house here, huh?




You know the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken" and I do, too. I keep seeing roads like this everywhere. A long time ago, a group at the church we were going to was reading the book, The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, MD. I remember thinking, "What's the big deal? I just don't get it." But I just checked out the book on Amazon and read through the table of contents. Hmmmm. Maybe all these roads I'm seeing are saying, "Read that book now."



I see roads and paths just like this one (this is actually my brother's driveway) and I find myself taking great comfort in not knowing why. Smile.



There are little surprises everywhere. There are astonishing connected events and thoughts everywhere - I'm sure you've felt it in the blog world, just as I have. What do all these repeated images, repeated words, repeated truths MEAN? When YOU hunker down and write in your journal, read deep writings, sit on your back porch drinking tea and drinking in the invisible, what is happening to you? What's God doing in your soul? What kind of appreciation is surfacing? What "ah ha" moments are lighting up? What do you know today that you didn't know yesterday? Tell me, tell me, please.

9 comments:

Deborah said...

Hello! I've missed visiting in the few days I was away. Your posts always leave me thinking and inspired.

After being at a conference for three days, I learned that within 48 hours I was homesick. Boy did I miss my husband and the kids. I also learned lots more about prayer. I am now reading the book Listening for God by Marilyn Hontz.

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Have a wonderful day Pom Pom x

Rae Grant said...

Very pretty!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Yesterday on my walk I had the thought that I've been having a lot lately, which is that trees are miracles. I just can't get over trees. But there are so many of them, hundreds of them on my street alone. Can you really count something so common as among the earth's miraculous events?

And suddenly I realized that yes, yes you can. And I was filled with much joy.

francea

Angela said...

We have been singing at Holiday Club, a newer version of the House on The Rock song called "Ace Foundations" - it is by dave Godfrey/OmegaZone and it has a much more upbeat tune. I love it! t ends ...I'll build my life on Jesus, and what He says to me...

thanks for your lovely post xx

libbyquilter said...

hey Pom, interesting synchronicity: i've been thinking about reading the M. Scott Peck, Road Less Traveled Book too . . . i have read parts of it in the past but don't think i've ever completed it . . . maybe it's time to dig that out . . .

love all of your "road" photos~!!~

:)
libbyQ

Pom Pom said...

See all the connections? Frances, I am awed by trees, too. I want to take pictures of them, buy sticker sheets of trees, walk under them and I can't WAIT for fall. They are so show off-y then! Thank you for your thoughtful response.
Angela, I have been thinking about you as you work so hard for the kids during Holiday Club! Thank you for sharing about the song! Maybe that song wouldn't have made me feel so agitated! LibbyQ, I think we need to read The Road Less Traveled and compare notes! You are so sweet to offer to send me The Alchemist! I actually borrowed it from my son and read it a few days ago. Did you like it? Hi Carolyn! Hi, Rae! Welcome back, Deborah! I hope you'll be posting about the conference - what you learned about prayer! I bet your family missed you! I love all my blogging friends so much! You've all been a highlight of my summer! I'm richer because of YOU!

Gretchen Joanna said...

I have read The Road Less Traveled, a long time ago, and I often think of Peck's metaphor of rewriting one's map, when you see that things have changed around you. Don't remember anything else! As I recall, it is about mental health consisting of just that quality of facing up to reality.
And I have been working on a blog post about trees for some time now. Thank you, LORD, for the trees!!

Simply Stork said...

Hello to Pom Pom :o)(love that "pom poms" make me smile)

I love that song-I remember singing it when I was a child...funny how those tunes stay in your head.

~simply~

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