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Journey To The High Places: Return To The Valley (Week 20)

Alps on summer, Tyrol, Italy

After several days of exploring the most beautiful valley among the peaks of the High Places, Grace and Glory and her two attendants found themselves on the very edge of the High Places where they could look right down into the Low Places far below.  Grace and Glory gasped as she realized they were peering right into the Valley of Humiliation.

She sat down on a grassy slope and reflected upon her Fearing relatives who still lived there.  As she thought about them and their wretched existence, a pang of compassion and pain shot through her heart. Tears welled up in her eyes and her heart

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Journey To The High Places: High Places (Week 19)

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After having explored the High Places for several days with her handmaidens, Joy and Peace, the King asked Grace and Glory a question: “Do you think you understand now how I was able to make your feet like hinds’ feet and to set you on these High Places?”

She questioned the King, but He simply asked her to look back over the journey she had made and tell Him what lessons she had learned on the way.

Acceptance with Joy

Grace and Glory learned that she must accept with joy all that the King allows to happen to her and everything to which the path led. She was never to try to evade it but to accept

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Journey To The High Places: Hinds Feet (Week 18)

Dramatic image of a woman jumping above the ocean at sunset, silhouette

This is the much waited chapter, where Much Afraid receives hinds feet.

I believe that the Shepherd sent the hart and the hind to cause Much-Afraid to follow them up the mountain.  She had, after all, been lured awake by a voice, one that she believed to be the Shepherd, although she could not see him.  As the hart sprang up the mountainside, the hind followed closely behind.  And soon after, Much-Afraid found herself following after them, using the same footholds and following the same pattern of springing and leaping as was modeled by the hart and hind.

It seemed to only take a moment and Much-Afraid found herself at the top of the canyon. And there He

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Journey To The High Places: Healing Streams (Week 17)

HindsFeet_week17Much-Afraid awoke to the warmth of the sun on her face and the smell of spikenard, frankincense and myrrh all around.  As she recalled the events of the previous day, she looked down at her chest where the priest had wrenched out of her heart her flower of human love. She was surprised to see that there was no scare underneath the cloth soaked in spices whose perfume filled the cave.

Outside the cave the sun shone brightly in the canyon.  Grass was growing everywhere and there were flowers of every variety.  In the center of the canyon was the stone altar where she was bound, now covered

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