Posted by: Judy | February 5, 2013

Link to Not My Rock…

Vanci talked about keystones.

For me, it helped me visualize a concept with which I’ve struggled all my life.

My sister and I have often complained to each other about our frustration with the concept drummed into us: If you would just do ___________. It varied, depending on what product was being sold or what we were expected to perform perfectly.

Keystones hold an arch in place. Without the keystone, all the other stones creating the arch fall in disarray.

I like her choice of keystone. I’m not sure it’s mine. It doesn’t matter.

What matters is that there is no JUST ONE THING. I loved City Slickers, but it was a pretty Hollywood lie. That one thing was actually a keystone holding in place a lot of other things.

My life is about creating who I want to be. The memories are set in stone. The things I learned from those memories are changeable. However, the memories are not the building blocks. The building blocks are those things I choose to keep to create new memories. I am allowed to trade out blocks that I realize don’t work.

My keystone is my faith in God. God is my foundation.

Life is impossible when I’m at odds with my keystone and my foundation.


  1. An excellent reminder and comparison, Judy.

    • Thanks, Beth.

  2. Judy,
    I like your choice of keystone, too, though it’s not mine. You’re right, it doesn’t matter. I like the idea that we each build our own personal archway about our own personal path.

    It’s good to have good friends on that path, but it’s still an individual path.

    Thanks for the link!

    • I would never have figured it out without you holding your lamp aloft, Vanci. Thank you.

  3. God is literally the only real Rock.

    • So if I’m further away from God than I was yesterday, it was me who moved.

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