Building the Bridge


An old man, going a lone highway,

Came, at evening, cold and Grey,

To a chasm, vast, and deep, and wide,

Thru which was flowing a sullen tide.

The old man crossed in the twilight dim:

The sullen stream had no fears to him;

But he turned, when safe on the other side,

And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim, near,

“You are wasting strength with building here;

Your journey will end with the ending day;

you never again must pass this way;

You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide –

Why build you the bridge at the eventide?”

The builder lifted his old grey head:

“Good friend, in the path I have come” he said,

“There followeth after me today,

A youth, whose feet must pass this way.

This chasm, that has been naught to me,

To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.

He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;

Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.

~Will Allen Dromgoole

I pray that you have a wonderful, bridge-building kind of day.  Slainte, Lisa

*Photo taken on a beautiful day on a lake in County Kerry.  From a boat…aahhh.  🙂

Bridge over Not So Troubled Water

This picturesque bridge is five minutes from my home in Virginia.  Cars actually drive across this part of the river, as it is part of the road, but if the water gets too high, they can park and walk to their homes.  Wow…talk about a tough commute.  🙂  I thought it would be fun to play the “what do you focus on in the picture?” game again, as all of you have such different and interesting ways of looking at things.  Don’t be shy….let the comments begin!  I’ll let you know my focal point after hearing from some of you.  May God bless your day with smooth waters and bridges with which to cross them.  Slainte, Lisa

Fix Your Eyes

A series of photos on the Lakes of Killarney…look at all of them and tell me where your eyes are fixed and focused.

 Most of you probably said the bridges.  That’s what my family and I found ourselves watching as we traveled towards them.  Our eyes traveled ahead and focused on them and watched as they grew ever closer.  In the vast lake, it was strangely grounding to see the bridges and know our destination.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2a)  The most amazing focal point ever, grounding and giving of the best destination ever.

Travel well and with your destination firmly set in your mind.  Slainte, Lisa