I am reminded often of railroad tracks (perhaps because on sleepless nights, I can hear the 2:30 am distant whistle?)…. and how it is an image of life. TWO rails…heading in the same direction, SIMULTANEOUSLY. Life can be both brutal and beautiful at the same time. It is that way for most of us. Hard issues to deal with, yet a thankful heart for so much more! It is no simple thing to ride these rails, one foot on each (metaphorically, of course), and stay focused on what is good, and right, and beautiful. We can trust God to help us deal with that other rail, knowing that He holds only good around the corner, even when it doesn’t feel that way at the moment. Let me encourage you, wherever you might be on YOUR journey, to hang in there! Keep moving forward, yet enjoy the view out your window today– and watch for the wonder that really is there.