29 November 2012

Beautiful and Unusual Roads

As you journey through life and its many roads and paths…


there may be some steep hills to climb,

some times when the road seems treacherous and you aren't sure which turn to take...
times when you feel like you are on the brink of falling,

and there may be many curves in the road.

As you make your way through the ups and downs of 2013,

May you know God's presence with you through each tunnel,
every steep climb,
every curve,

in your beautiful mountaintop experiences 

and through the slippery storms of life;

May God walk with you through the valleys and up the mountains,

take your hand and guide you through to the light,
put a fence where needed to keep you safe,
help you to find joy and excitement in the roller coaster ride,
and fill you with amazement at the beauty  along the way.
Take time to smell the flowers,
To admire the work

along Life's railway;

And may God's love flood over you, fill you, and overflow in your life!
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. And leave the rest to God.
"WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE."

h/t MO Bro

14 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

Nice!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, PH. Glad you liked it!

Jenny said...

Oh that's cool!

Makes me want mah travelling shoes. :)

Rev. Paul said...

Jenny, the mountains are calling you home ... :^)

Old NFO said...

Nicely done, thank you! And I DO recognize a couple of those... :-)

Rev. Paul said...

Old NFO, I'm not surprised. You DO get around more than most of us.

Stephen said...

Beautiful, thank you.

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, Stephen. Since I didn't have any news today, I thought perhaps a word of encouragement was in order.

Peter said...

Nice to see a scene from my home place (the second-to-last one, of the train crossing the bridge over an estuary). I've ridden that train, and crossed that bridge, many times. It's the Outeniqua Choo-Choo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outeniqua_Choo_Tjoe

Warm fuzzy memories . . .

Rev. Paul said...

That's nice to know, Peter - glad I could put up something you like. :)

CottonLady said...

That was so beautiful, Rev. Paul! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Life certainly does have its' ups and downs, but the Lord is always with us.

Blessings!

Rev. Paul said...

I'm glad you like it, Lady. And you're right: He's closer than a brother.

Six said...

Amen and Thanks Rev. How we do need reminders of God's love these days.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Six - I think so, too.