Monday, November 16, 2015

Defining the Drive

Today's pictures are not very glam, but they do illustrate a point very well...

the intersection where I live
Last summer my neighborhood streets were treated to a "slurry seal" which is a beautiful black topcoat applied to already-existing asphalt.

workman positions the template for a cross walk
Although it was stinky and inconvenient at the time (we had to park a block or so away for a couple of days while the work was done), the end result was really sharp-looking streets that were a dark black contrasted against the white of the gutters.

using spray paint to mark the new crosswalk
We knew that eventually the workers would come to repaint the cross walks and this was the day!

completed crosswalk on one side of the intersection
They worked against a weather forecast for more snow due to begin in the afternoon, possibly several inches. (you can see leftover snow from last week's storm in our neighbor's front yard across the street). As it turned out, the storm arrived before they could do the other side of the intersection.

I couldn't help but be reminded of scripture as I watched this process from my house. 

And thine ears shall 
hear a word behind thee, saying, 
This is the way, 
walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand
and when ye turn to the left.
Isaiah 30:21 KJV

We need painted markings on the streets, as well as curbs, signs, and traffic signals to help us navigate in our cars and as pedestrians. 

Spiritually, we need God's Word to teach and direct us as we go through life. The time we spend with intentional study of Scripture, enhances our understanding of how to face the events and obstacles of life.

snow beginning to stick to the street and the new cross walk
And we most especially need this spiritual help when our path becomes obscured!

They are saying we may get as much as 20 inches with this storm .....


  1. 20 inches!!!! Oh, my goodness! I don't know that I could ever get use to that. :o)) A great inspiring post!!!

  2. So many life lessons are in scripture!

    I heard your area may get high snow--stay safe! We are supposed to get a lot less, but time will tell!

  3. Whoa, that is a lot of snow...(will be)---thank you for the reminder...Blessings

  4. Oh my!! Twenty inches of snow?!! Stay safe and warm!

  5. Good heavens! Stay warm and cozy.