Part 1 How to Ride an Escalator

How to Ride an Escalator

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“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,

the conviction of things not seen.”

-Hebrews 11:1


How do you get on an escalator?


Carefully and with faith.


I’m writing this week about an amazing thing called faith. I’ve studied faith all my life and still can’t get my arms around it.


As usual, I’ll start with a story,

My granddaughters and I are standing at the foot of the longest, steepest, deepest escalator beneath the Boston Subway

Porter Station at the Cambridge stop on the Red Line.

We stand there hesitantly. I think I see daylight at the top, but I’m unsure.  Several travelers ascend the steep incline, so It is doable.

But taking that first step onto the escalator belt is a step of faith, especially on this Big Momma going up into the heavens.


That’s what we’re going to explore this week from diverse angles.  Faith.

How faith is stepping forward to get where you can’t see . . .  and how every journey begins with a single step of faith.

Join us at the foot of the longest subway escalator beneath the City of Boston.

During the week, we’ll also have some escalator fun.

I’ll share about riding on the world’s longest escalator up the steep hills on Hong Kong Island.

We’ll pay $1 to gain admission to the airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

We’ll join an African woman, God bless her,  as she makes her first ride on the new escalator in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

I bet you have some escalator stories of your own. I’d love to hear them. 

And throughout the week, we’ll circle back on daily lessons of faith.

It’s going to be fun. We’ll be posting daily at


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