The Road Home

We live off the beaten path with miles of dirt and gravel roads. Living so far out has a lot of perks and its fair share of disadvantages. My closest grocery store is over 12 miles away, which makes me frustrated if I happen to run out of something. Cattle and tractors are my traffic jams, and not a day goes by that our vehicles doesn’t need a good washing.

On the flip side, I have miles of nature begging to be explored, I never have to worry about closing my blinds or curtains (because I don’t have any.) And though my traffic jam is cattle and tractors, I always seem to have the time to wave, say a Quick “Hello girls, say CHEESE!” As I lean out of my truck to snap a photo of our beloved cows.

Wherever I am, as I turn down our driveway I feel a peace deep within me. Our driveway is over a mile long, lined with various trees, big boulder rocks where bobcats, coyotes, and foxes have made their dens on one side, and a hay meadow with a beautiful creek on the other.

Traveling down this road I know I am home.

I’m safe.

I’m loved.

I’m needed.

With each passing season the landscape may change some, but the road always leads me to the same destination, home. We’ve had our fair share of having to cut huge trees that have fallen over the driveway blocking it from traveling, due to dreaded ice storms, wind storms, etc. We chop, cut, move and stack so we can make the pathway clear again.

Our road home to heaven maybe filled with a few stumbling blocks that try to block our path, isn’t that what the devil wants? Yet we know our path is clear through the love Jesus has for us.

It’s where we are




Friend, don’t let those stumbling blocks hinder you. Chop, cut, and move them out of your way. Yes, it may take time, but I promise you it’s so worth the effort.

You are God’s child, on the pathway to home. You are so loved, so very wanted and so needed.

Acts 2:28 “You have made known to me the paths of life; You will make me full of gladness with your presence.”

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”


Manette Mansell