The way is narrow. The way is steep.
The way is hard. But the way is good.
Your load is light.
Joy in simplicity. Peace in surroundings.
The air. The earth. The sky.
Here we measure life in steps, not miles per hour.
Clear water trickling to your heart.
Blog haiku for your thirsty soul.
Stop and look. Stop and feel. Stop and listen.
Stop to speak, to a fellow passerby.
Share stories of your travels, if only at this crossing.
To move each foot forward, and upward,
and onward, to the Highest of Highs.
By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward (Phil. 3:14, The Message). That sums up my life in one sentence.
I don’t have this all figured out, and I’d offer neither do you. But here we are. The signposts are all around us. The problem is, we’re traveling too fast to notice. We follow the masses down wide roads paved by those who desire to take—hopes, dreams, purposes, money, identities—even our very lives if they can. Greed. Pride. Fear. Hate.
I prefer the trail less traveled. The one leading far from the media-spun corrals and commercialization of our souls. Beyond the fences. Seeking the recovery of truth from deep within, from high above, and all around us.
Freedom. Not from reality. But because of it.
And there, at the High Place, we make astounding discoveries. Grace. Peace. Love. Hope. Forgiveness. Healing. Joy.
You’re here because you’ve chosen the trail less traveled. Maybe you’re at the trailhead, setting out for something new. Or perhaps you’ve wandered this trail for some time, and we’re meeting at a junction. It doesn’t matter.
All that matters is that we’re here. Now. Standing on the same page of one amazing, transcendent Story. A Story of One.
Let’s walk this length of trail together; consider the simple truths around us. And if our path splits, and you must go this way, and I must go that, our time together was not in vain. We’ve lived with Purpose. Passion. And the Pursuit of Lifesummits.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life…
— Matthew 7:14