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November 26, 2007

The Journey Ahead

"The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road h as gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet
And whither then? I cannot say."
--- J. R. R. Tolkien

"There is so much more to discover in this journey
we are taking. More of the beauty of the Gospel to unveil.
More of your own story to uncover and understand.
More wisdom for the road. More cunning for the Battle."
--- John Eldridge

I like that part in "Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship" just after Frodo and Sam leave the Shire, when Sam stops and says "If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been." His next step will be all new. Thats what our journey of life is. Its letting the Holy Spirit lead you to new places and new discoveries on the way both terrible and wondrous. I like what John Eldrige says "There is much more to discover in this journey...", and like Tolkien says "And I must follow..."