5 October

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 Galatians 6:9
and let us not grow weary of doing good, 
for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

2 Thessalonians 3:13
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

In the morning I drive 30 minutes to the subway stop and park in the parking garage.

When I first started doing this I parked in the closest available spot.

One day the closest spot was a little further away and I ended up parking on the fourth floor.

When I got back to my car that evening I noticed the spectacular view.

It was so beautiful that I stopped to take a picture with my phone.

The next day I wondered what it would look like further up...

what if I went all the way up to the top floor where there isn't even a roof?

Well.....It's a pretty sweet view.

Every evening as I get close to the very last stop on the line....

The Wonderland stop, which is where I get off,

I know that I will skip the elevator to climb up the seven flights of stairs

and be greeted with such beauty!

In the morning I see the sun making the waters sparkle

and in the evening I see it setting with my rather tiny almost-island home on the horizon.

I find it a little sad that there is always parking available up there

 because no one climbs to the top.

Which makes me think about Matthew 7:14

For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, 

and those who find it are few.


  1. I like your perspective Bettie, both figurative and literal. It sounds like an amazing view.

  2. Looks like my comment didn't go through or maybe it's because I referred to you as Bettie and you are not Bettie. So sorry! However, I did appreciate your figurative and literal perspective on your post today. It sounds lovely!

  3. Such a nice reflection on scripture in our daily lives. So much is missed by so many. And you are getting conditioned! (that must be a fairly long commute for you in all)

  4. Wow that view is lovely. So glad you decided to find out what it would look like.

  5. Sounds like your hike is worth the view! Great analogy

  6. Beautiful post. Finding the beauty in the unexpected or overlooked is something one needs to work at sometimes, but ends up being so rewarding!


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