Finding a Way

Finding a Way

Photo Credit: Joan Kelley

By Joan Kelley

This picture is a tree in my neighborhood.  It appears the owner of this property is trying to save some money by taking the dead tree down piece by piece in a rather creative way.  It looks like they tried the first ladder, then decided maybe a taller ladder would help. Since that looked unstable, they tried some bungee cords for support. They found a way. 


Does your life ever feel like this?  Things are going smoothly until you run into something that needs to be addressed and you make an attempt to find a way. You add one more support. You make a new attempt. You judge quickly and only look at what is directly in front of you. You try to reach higher. You do it alone. You don’t ask for help.


Might God be inviting you to seek His way?  Might God be saying He can provide a support that has a firm foundation?  Might God be inviting you to look up into His grander story?  Might God be inviting you to include Him and His people in finding a way? How might you be seeking other ways before seeking God first?



“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”  Matthew 6:33







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By |2018-07-10T13:46:32+00:00July 31, 2018|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms, Spiritual Practice|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Joan Kelley is the Director of Facilitator Development for oneLifemaps and a facilitator and teacher using the “Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,” a visual workbook to be used in small groups, mentoring relationships, workshops, retreats, classes, between spiritual friends, or individually to re-discover the storyline of the life they are authoring with God. More information is available at or Email Joan Joan is also co-founder of a ministry called Sacred. ( that helps people set apart space to be with God at guided solitude retreats. Joan also teaches a spiritual formation class on Thursday mornings at Willow Creek Community Church.

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