Where am I going?

I love a good vacation. A nice road trip. Pack up the car. Start singing some of those traveling songs…a little John Denver. A little Willie Nelson. Take me home country road or on the road again. (You know you’re singing them in your head. You’re welcome!) Now, I’m a planner. When I take a trip, I like to have it mapped out. I have a destination in mind. I make a plan. We plug the address into our GPS and follow those directions. (I don’t like her to yell at me, “Recalculating!”) We pack our clothes and food for the car and the kids pack their car bags with books and iPods and chargers and everything they’ll need while we travel. I don’t even mind stopping along the way to hit the outlets or the Bass Pro Shop or whatever we see because at the end of the day, I know where we will end up. At the destination. It’s in the GPS. I don’t have to wonder where we’re going. I can see it right on the map. Now, you can’t plan for everything, and sometimes there are detours, but at the end of the day, our GPS will get us there! I know I’m not the only planner out there. Who can relate? I wonder if Joseph could…..

Am I invisible?

My kids have the movie The Incredibles, and I can’t even begin to count how many times we’ve watched it. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a Disney/Pixar movie about a family of super heroes with super powers who’ve gone into hiding and are trying to be normal. The daughter, Violet, has the invisibility super power. She can disappear. She just blends into the background and no one can see her. I have felt like Violet quite a few times in my life, especially when it comes to my dreams and walking out the plan of God in my life. I kind of just blend into the background. Like no one can see me. “Can God even see me? Did He forget about me? Did he forget about my dreams? Hellooooo!?! Anybody up there??? Am I invisible?”

October is my favorite color!

Fall is my absolute favorite season, and October is my favorite color! I love it when the temps cool off and the leaves change….especially the bright orange and red ones. I always loved raking the leaves into big piles and watching the kids jump into them. Bonfires and s’mores. Hoodies and jeans. And of course…my favorite…football.

I’m a visual learner, and I think God gave us the different seasons to give us a visual aid of what life can look like. Where I live, we have 4 very clear and definite seasons. Spring, summer, winter, and fall. (Or almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction!)