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Bread for the Journey

As shoppers, we all understand the relationship between
value and cost.
Did you ever consider that that formula also applies in other areas
of our life?
Could we understand peace if we never felt conflict?
Could we appreciate safety if we never felt fear?
Conflicting emotions fill my heart, when I look at the above photo
my husband took recently as he stood
near the top of Hope Mountain.
This little vulnerable pond, could so easily spill over
the sharp embankment threatening
to send it over the edge to the valley far below.
All it would take would be a slight crumbling
of the precipice's rim.
Yet, look how securely it nestles
into the spoon shape hollow it fills.
It seems oblivious to its precarious position.
I thought of how God holds us in the hollow of His hand,
even though the fears and evils of this world
lurk just at our life's edge .
We too can nestle, trusting Him with hope in our hearts - His love keeping us unafraid
in the midst of a frightening world around us.
Let these words speak reassurance to you today....
"He sets on high those who are lowly,
And those who mourn are lifted to safety."
(Job 5:11)


  1. I have just recently found this blog via someone's recommendation. I'm loving it! Love the recipes, love the pictures and love today's "Bread for the Journey". Well done ladies. And thank you so much for providing an inspiring place to visit every day.

  2. thank you if we can just leave our vulnerable lives in God's hand, and remain nestled there.

  3. Julie, today's post is so beautiful. Thank you for such great inspiration today.

  4. In the times we are living now, we have to stay in God's hand to make it each day.

    Thanks for the "Bread for the Journey" this morning.

  5. Beautiful post! It reminds us of how and why we should depend on God in all things. Such a simple idea; such a difficult task!



  6. A beautiful picture,made even more special by the truths you have added.I too want to thank-you for this blog and for the devotions which are just what I need to hear.Thanks and keep it up.

  7. Julie, that is beautiful and so appreciated today.

  8. Julie. . .I just knew I would find a word for my life here today. .thank you.

  9. How lovely. The picture and the insight!

  10. I love reading your blog and the dishes you share with us are wonderful, but I especially like to come here on Sundays. Thank you so much!

  11. Thank you for sharing this thought and verse. It was very timely for me.

  12. I thoroughly enjoy your Bread for the Journey postings. They are so uplifting. I have a blogging award for you on my web page.


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