Lonely path up a hill


  1. Once again Alison, you have taken words from my mouth and put them on paper. You have spoken to my heart. How do you do that?
    Thank you, your sister in Christ and the battle we call life.
    Amber Roberts

    1. The same Spirit moves through us, Amber, whispering the same truths and gently guiding us through the same life lessons. I love when God lets us learn things together, in community! So glad He put these words in both our hearts and gave us space to share them.

  2. Alison, This is beautiful and oh so relevant! Thank you for writing this!
    P.S. I’m a closet Twila fan too:) I sang that song in my home church many years ago.

  3. “On the outside it might seem monotonous: packing lunches, doing laundry, asking my husband what I can take off his to-do list. But inside the drama never ends: will I choose anger or compassion? show kindness or contempt? be selfish or patient?”

    This is profound and so very true. It reminds me of Paul’s exhortation to make it our ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind our own business, and to work with our hands (1 Thess 4). I love what you’ve written here.

    1. Someone else referenced that same verse, which is very cool (and humbling) because it wasn’t part of my thought process while writing this. Not consciously, anyway. I know what I’ll be reading next!

  4. In this day of social media, everyone else’s everyday life is glamorized. In truth, their everyday life is as mundane and exciting as my everyday life. What they’re doing for Christ is just as important as what you or I do, no more so. We each have to keep telling ourselves the truth and stop believing the lies of Satan, the Discourager. Thanks for that reminder, Alison.

  5. Allison, it’s as if you came quietly into my house and read all my private journals. I’ve especially anguished over “God’s calling/purpose” in my life since my husband and I retired 3 years ago. Your blog gave my heart and soul a lot of comfort this morning and I am able to face this new day with gaiety and commitment to whatever The Lord puts at my feet. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    1. Kathee, I hope you know how much your words mean to me. I’m so very thankful that God encouraged you through something He enabled me to create. He is so good! I know He will gently and faithfully guide you as you continue to seek Him each gifted day. 🙂

  6. We’re taught to dream big, step out in faith, and move out of our comfort zones. Often when we do this, and it’s not what God wants, we end up feeling deflated, disappointed, and unsuccessful. Nice post, Alison. Gives perspective we all need. 🙂

    1. You’re absolutely right, Donna. When we’re not pursuing the right things for the right reasons, our strength wains. I’ve learned that the hard way, and hope not to repeat the mistake. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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