So, we were at the dinner table at a friend’s house last night and Leigh says, “I can’t stay awake in the car. It’s so soothing, I just relax and nod off.” That’s when I said, “Me too! I’m a dud on a trip.” For some reason everyone laughed. I’m not talking about a giggle or two. These were belly laughs all around the table! It got me to thinking, why am I a dud on a trip? Well, for one it’s like Leigh says, when you’re a passenger, it is quite soothing to tip your seat back and give in to the hum of the engine and the strum of the music on the radio. By the way, here’s a place to go for ideas on what to do on a trip: http://www.ehow.com/how_4921358_things-long-road-trip.html
Oh sure, some people think my life is exciting. After all, I’ve been the host of a radio talk show (even interviewed Gloria Vanderbilt, Ron Powers, and Governor Jim Douglas); and I’ve published four books, and I’ve just been picked up by a literary agent, and my husband has created the beautiful outdoor sanctuary that can be seen at: www.ChristsHouseofAngels.org. But, really! I’m quiet. I’m not much of a talker at a party, and heck, I admit I love Disney movies and the Waltons. Oh . . . and Quincy! And yes, if I see a turtle trying to cross the road to lay her eggs, I admit I stop my car and help her along. Even snappers. I’m not a nut! I just love nature and all God’s creatures. And that leads me to one very, very important truth: We all have gifts from God! We all have a mission on this earth! We all are unique! Check it out in I Corinthians 12:1-15. For within these lines you’ll see that, “. . . the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man, to profit withal.” So, I might be a dud on a trip . . . but I’ve got something special in me. You do too. By the way, pages from The SEED (cover shown below), recipes, my YA historical adventures and my art work are on other pages. Click onto them at the top of this post!