Where There Is No Path

County Kerry

County Kerry

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”
— Steven Wright 

“After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value.”
— George Macauley Trevelyan

Whether it be around the block, up a hill, or to your mailbox, enjoy every step that you can walk today.  Breathe deeply, look up, and thank God.  Slainte, Lisa

Watching Over

When our children are little, we watch, carefully and diligently.  We don’t want to let them get hurt, yet we want them to experience life and learn.  A fine and difficult balance.  On our first trip to Ireland, our little 7 year old Joshua wanted to climb everything he saw.  Every rock, wall, half crumbled staircase was his wonder of a playground.  And watching carefully, waiting to catch him if he needed it, we let him climb.  He learned and experienced and enjoyed his trip so much.

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God must feel like that with us.  He watches over us carefully, yet he loves us enough to let us experience all the climbs and hardships.  He knows that this is how we grow, and learn, and become more like Him eventually.  But it is so comforting to read, “The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”  ~ Psalm 121:7-8  We are not alone, and we have a loving Father who is watching and waiting to keep us safe when we need it.  Blessings, Lisa

Hill, Mountain

Hill, mountain…whichever it is, it is beautiful, rocky, steep, and gives a feeling of forever, permanence.  Like the ocean, it points to God and gives me great peace.


It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain
As we start out the climb
Listen for me, I’ll be shouting
Shouting to the darkness
Squeeze out sparks of light      (U2)

May God bless your Monday with smooth hills, peace, and sparks of light.  Slainte, Lisa

Pretty Cool Rocks

St. Lucia has some pretty awesome volcanic rock formations, and as you know, I love rocks.  So here are some of my favorites.

The Keyhole


The Bat Cave


The Pirates of the Caribbean archway (yes, there’s no picture here, as our camera’s battery selected this moment to die out.  But it was really, really cool!)

And the Two Pitons (giant  volcanic rock mountains that my husband says he would love to climb someday 🙂  )


The roads here twist, turn, and climb, climb, climb.  Exciting island with much to see.  But sometimes things are easier to see by boat, which being on the water, is always my favorite way to go.  Blessings on your day, Lisa