Today I welcome my web creator friend Rochelle as a guest blogger. The lovely photo was taken by her brother Bill Boling who serves as a missionary in Costa Rica. I know you will find both of these amazing views worth a look!
Twists and Turns
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m not very concerned about “fitting in” or even being considered “normal.” In fact, I’d like to know what “normal” is. Normally, we want life to be smooth…straight…not too many twist and turns. But I like a little excitement now and then. I look forward to the “off road” experiences. The ones filled with bumps that launch me into the air and turns that make me hang on so tight my knuckles turn white.
Old as Mud?
Seems as though the journey that God has entrusted me with has been filled with plenty of those bumps and white knuckle turns and because I’m not normal, I find that I look forward to my off road times. I must admit that many times the off road stuff causes me to get covered in dirt and mud but the older I get (my daughter would say I’m as old as that mud) the more I realize that the momentary discomfort is well worth the end result. There is nothing like launching off those bumps right into the arms of God and hanging on so “white knuckle” tight that the fear and weariness give way to the exhilaration of who God is and the growth to be learned in that place.
Yep, I love life’s off road adventures because it is there that I find the most spectacular views of my God and many of my most rewarding encounters with life.