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I love to read. I love books. I like to talk about books and recommend them. I read everything including cereal boxes and junk mail! I heard once that if you're not reading at least 3 books at a time you're not reading enough! This blog will keep track of the books I've read and whether or not I liked them. It will be a little bit of everything from Christian fiction to Science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to participate by suggesting books to review and giving your comments. Occasionally I am given free books by Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not told how to review them or compensated in any way for the review.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Zig Zag Path


Recently my mom found a notebook with some poems that my grandmother had collected.  My grandmother died of cancer when she was 50 so I never got to know her.  This collection of poems is a legacy that helps me get to know her better.  I thought I’d share a few of them starting with this one called, The Zig Zag Path (author unknown)

We climbed the height by the zig-zag path
And wondered why -- until
We  understood it was made zig-zag
To break the "force of the hill."

A road straight up would prove too steep
For the traveler's feet to tread;
The thought was kind in it's wise design
Of a zig-zag path instead. 

It is often so in our daily life;
We fail to understand
That the twisting way our feet must tread
By Love alone was planned. 

Then murmur not at the winding way,
It is our Father's will
To lead us Home by the zig-zag path
To break the force of the hill.

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1 comment:

  1. I found your grandmother's poem was a beautiful way of telling us how life's journey can go, on a zigzag path, and then explaining to us the reason why the journey went that way. It was especially poignant for someone who has seen a loved one on such a journey, and also comforting for those of us who will someday go on that journey.