The Waters and the Mountain

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The Waters and the Mountain – challenges that face us.

2 weeks ago, Vanessa O’Brien became the first American woman to finish the climb to the summit of  K2, the world’s 2nd highest mountain at the border of Pakistan and China. This was her 3rd try in as many years, and she was 52 years old; -a feat of determination, great skill and total perseverance.

Now this feat is very much beyond me, but I have other mountains in my life. And I’m sure you also have them.  

What are yours, and how do you prepare for your latest mountain scaling challenge?

I also have had many water stories in my life.  I was never a natural swimmer, and I struggled mightily to get my Scouting swimming merit badge. And stormy seas are actually much more frightening to me than mountains. 

So, the idea of having enough faith to move mountains or to walk on the waters is humbling to me. I’ve always been amazed at folks who seem so at ease in either setting.

So next time I face the waters or the mountain, I will look deep within for that faith.  I hope to find it, and I hope that you find it, too!



2 Replies to “The Waters and the Mountain”

  1. Sometimes I find the faith to do it only by doing it fearfully, without faith. In looking back later, I realize that faith was with me even though I didn’t feel it.

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