the mountain we climbed

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Jennifer Camp, co-founder of  Gather Ministries, and author of  Loop, grew up in the middle of an almond orchard in Northern California and now lives in the busy Bay Area with her husband and three kids. A former high school English teacher, she loves to write, but she especially loves to encourage people to seek and live out the truth of their story, their identity in Christ. You can find her writing at her blog, Jennifer J. Camp .You can connect with Jennifer on both  Facebook  and  Twitter. She would love to have you join her there.

The mountain we climbed
was high and you led me,
dirt between your fingers
even while it crumbled,
breaking in bits
as our arms stretched
one after another
toward a finger crack
or lock on the crux.
We had no equipment with us 
no rope, no anchors,
but your eyes were on me,
asking me to trust you,
not by what you said
but how you looked:
Move forward, move up,
it is a facade that
things are breaking,
you get stronger with
every foothold,
your muscles holding you
for each precarious step.
It is time to break
away now from what feels safe,
which is an illusion, really,
for what is safe and 
what isn’t worth risk?

This post appeared originally at jenniferjcamp.com

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About Jennifer Camp

Jennifer Camp, co-founder of  Gather Ministries, and author of  Loop, grew up in the middle of an almond orchard in Northern California and now lives in the busy Bay Area with her husband and three kids. A former high school English teacher, she loves to write, but she especially loves to encourage people to seek and live out the truth of their story, their identity in Christ. You can find her writing at her blog, Jennifer J. Camp .You can connect with Jennifer on both  Facebook  and  Twitter. She would love to have you join her there.