THAT SOLID ROCK
"No sensible man," wrote Ernest Haycox,
"watches his feet hit the ground." He looks ahead
to see what kind of ground they'll hit next."
When we were children, our mother used
to admonish us during rainy weather. "Watch
your step," she would say, be careful where you
As we might ponder our lives, which, of all
our steps that we take in life, are the most
Would we not be within the mark to suggest
that the steps that we take now determine
where we might be stepping in the future?
And, unfortunately, too many of us waste
too much of ourtime remembering and retracing
the steps of our past and its mistakes.
Let us look ahead. Keep our eyes open
for higher ground, solid ground, so that
at the end of our life's journey, we may
be found standing firm on that solid Rock