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The Stepping Stone


Somewhere in the midst of the trials of my day;

Somewhere in the middle of these crashing waves

There is a tranquil resting place:

A warm and dry stepping stone.

Sometimes my eyes are clouded and I don’t see

The peace, the joy, and the love God is showing me.

But I know that somewhere in this swirling sea

There is a place he has made for me:

A quiet stepping stone.

It is a place where I can pause to quietly rest

And take a break from life’s thundering tempests

By standing in the warm presence of Jesus

Upon my own stepping stone.

It is a place you cannot visually perceive

And you must have faith to understand and see

This special spot where the Lord gladly meets with me

Upon my hidden stepping stone.

Walking through this life often alone

No matter which way I may roam.

Time to turn around and head back home

To the Lord upon my stepping stone.

From this place I can stand and just be

While the raging rapids rush by me

As I pause before entering the swaying sea;

Just resting a bit longer on my stepping stone.

So with faith I travel through each new day

Facing triumphs and obstacles along my destined pathway

But if I keep my eyes and heart on Jesus today

I will find that special resting place;

My own stepping stone.

And today indeed I did find that special place

Sandwiched in between the duties of my day

Beneath the golden sun’s stretching rays:

My ever tranquil stepping stone.

Tomorrow as I boldly venture out

Under the bright sun or a canopy of clouds,

While life’s waves carry me up and down

I will find that special resting place of calm:

My forever peaceful stepping stone.

John 14:27 (Holy Bible New International Version):

“Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”


Writing 101 Day 2: Oh the Things I do Enjoy


Waking up in the morning

To find a sun-filled day

And wondering what beauty

God will show me along the way.

Strolling in the quiet forest

Or along a flowing stream;

Hearing twittering birdsong

And feeling the gentle breeze.

Walking along a quiet path

and seeing new flowers blooming;

my favorite daisies to find

are the slender black-eyed Susans.

Traveling in the autumn and

Also in the late spring;

To see the altering landscape

During the changing seasons.

Stopping to rest and to think

At a tranquil and quiet place;

Spending some moments in prayer

And staying near to God in enduring faith.

Journeying through the day

From early morning to late night

And knowing that Jesus stays with me;

Always in my heart and at my side.

Hearing the phone ring and

And talking to family or a friend.

Although I am a quiet person,

I often don’t want the call to end.

Visiting family or close friends

When I have that chance to go

Sometimes I cannot travel far

Because of weather and especially snow.

Resting in bed, writing, or

Reading a new novel;

Sometimes science fiction

And then a good mystery to follow.

Laying quietly in bed at the

End of a long working day

Remembering Jesus stays near

And promises to forever stay.