It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Chapter 2, Page 20, Book 16

Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground covered we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive; we go both round and upward. 

William Butler Yeats

February 20th - round and round

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are days that I seem to be going round and round and not getting anywhere, but the truth is that I have made progress.  Just like climbing that staircase. One step at a time.  

Challenges can add riches to the journey of life.  At some point we all face challenges and even discouragement. You may be facing them at this very moment, whether they're related to money, health, children, lovers, family or careers. It's all part of life.

When we take one step toward God, God takes seven steps toward us.


Challenges can enrich rather than paralyze you. When you see obstacles as milestones, they both measure your progress and increase your strength. Each challenge, successfully overcome, brings you closer your goals and potential.

Remember, with every challenge passed, you're a little stronger, a little wiser and a whole lot more experienced. The journey through Lent will take place one step at a time and one day at a time.

Know that God’s grace is with us, every step we take.

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new. 

Billy Joel


betty said...

Always good to put one foot in front of the other and keep on going indeed, especially when trying to work through challenging times.


Mevely317 said...

I love this analogy -- our life's journey akin to ascending a spiral staircase!
Sure, sometimes the view is scary but keep on we must.

Rick Watson said...

If it was easy, everybody would be a great writer, musician, dancer or teacher. You step up that staircase and learn as you go.
Good post.

jack69 said...

Oh yes it is all in how we face the challenges and changes that makes life exciting or a dark room in which we hide afraid to see reality.
I agree with Rick.
sending love from down here in North Carolina.