sharing words

 |  November 19, 2008

L.K. Ludwig sent out a call for a day of sharing words.

The words I have chosen to share are from a gospel song that my oldest sister shared with me a long time ago when I was pretty young. The words resonated with me so much that I wrote them down on a scrap of paper and kept it in my wallet for years.
I would pull that little scrap out whenever I needed that invisible lift.

“I don’t feel no ways tired,
I’ve come too far from where I started from.
Nobody told me that the road would be easy,
I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me.

~Rev. James Cleveland

You can listen to him sing these words here.


  1. by smith kaich jones on November 19, 2008  7:23 pm Reply

    Terrific sentiment, huh? And thank you for introducing me to Ludwig's site - I have linked her up!

    The idea of sharing words is an amazing thing. It's why we're all here in this little/big place called the blogosphere, isn't it? Our words paint pictures, and it's all a circle.

    Love the photo AND love the previous post about floating your work. Thank you for your generosity in sharing ideas. Your confidence shines through, you know.

    :) debi

  2. by Shelly on November 19, 2008  11:58 pm Reply

    Amen to that.

  3. by Tracie Lyn Huskamp on November 20, 2008  3:55 pm Reply

    OH BOY.. this is a GREAT pick me up when you are feeling down!

    I going to jot this one in my journal!

  4. by Grace Lee on November 20, 2008  10:29 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing words. Thanks for the article on floating panels. I think I'll try that. I have loved your work since I first saw it on etsy.
    I was recently tagged and now I'm tagging you because I love your work.
    Visit my blog to get all the details.

  5. by Paula Scott on November 21, 2008  1:26 am Reply

    Deeply moving. Bitersweet and sweetly bitter given the context of those words. How we all need those invisible lifts!
    Now I'm pondering over what words would I reach for? I'll have to give it some thought...

  6. by Tina on November 21, 2008  10:48 pm Reply

    Beautiful words! and you know how I feel about that painting.

  7. by merci33 on November 22, 2008  11:14 pm Reply

    great to stop by for another visit and this is a lovely idea...and such a wonderful lyric/song.
    hadn't heard of Rev. Cleveland before but since that's my hometown I won't forget him.

    Synchronicity...I had just posted image and song...maybe there will be time to throw my hat in the ring on L.K. Ludwig's project.

  8. by seth on November 27, 2008  10:50 pm Reply

    comforting and inspiring words.

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