01 May 2007

On the Road Again

We arrived at KarenW's home where she and her family of five are currently living with her parents as they wait on the Lord for the next step in His journey for them. It is not only one of THE nicest homes I have ever been, but it is definitely the most welcoming. We opened up a van overloaded with kids and stuff and looked like a clown car emptying out, with me and all five kids and nobody seemed to be disarmed. There was hot food, great conversation, we even squeezed in a movie and more conversation before bed. These are people I so wish we lived closer to so we could visit more often. They are so real and down to earth - I wanted to say normal but that is relative - they are unique - and quirky in ways that are similar to us - liking to quote great lines from movies, tell stories about their lives, and teasing one another.
Anyway, everybody is asleep still. I woke up at 7 am and my eyes popped open, and I knew I was awake for good. I took my shower to get that out of the way, and will let the kids sleep in a bit before we load up and head out again. My plans were to make it to WV tonight - but it appears that there is no chance of that. I didn't even get halfway here - and I drove for over 13 hours. I can't do more than that - so we are going to divide the rest of the trip in two parts and make it there by Wednesday.
As I drove those 13 hours yesterday, the highway has offered several spiritual lessons.
  • Don't drive 45 in the fast lane. Spiritual maturity does not come overnight. Only growth in the Lord over time can make a person ready for the pace of the "fast lane".
  • When in a lane where merging traffic is attempting to blend in, even if keep your eyes straight ahead of you so you can ignore the fact that I desperately need out in rush hour, I am still there. Even if we turn a blind eye to sin, sin is still sin and will have to be dealt with sooner or later.
These may sound completely ridiculous to you - but take a road trip sometime - look around. The whole world is painting a picture of spiritual truth. I find it fascinating.

Take care - I'll see you soon!

3 comments:

  1. Many are the lessons that can be learned when you have a lot of windshiel time! I love how God uses object lessons to teach us truth about Himself! I hope ypu continue to have safe travels and that God reveals more of Himself to you along the way!

    Whatever happened with the lost kitten?
    Connie

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  2. Thanks for your post. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Maya & Miguel, a show on PBS in the afternoons -- http://pbskidsgo.org/mayaandmiguel -- that emphasizes cultural diversity and language learning but I’m reaching out to talk to parents about the program as part of a marketing project I’m working on with Scholastic.

    I found your post and thought I’d reach out to say hello and ask if you’d like to receive a free Maya & Miguel DVD. If you’d like to receive the DVD just email me at Kerri at boldmouth.com with your address and I’ll have it shipped it out to you.

    If you do choose to blog about Maya & Miguel show or episodes on the DVD, please make it clear how you received the information. Our goal is to be open and honest with everyone we reach.

    Kerri Roberts, BoldMouth

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  3. i love those kinds of lessons!

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