Later this month, I will begin my 74th trip around the sun.  I am blessed to have survived all the previous trips with my “transport vehicle” in relatively good shape.

Some parts have had to be relinquished.  Some I really don’t miss.  Some I do. 

The trips have all been different.  I learned a lot on each one.  Some of my fellow passengers have exited to another orbit.  

They fly further out and can see more than I do now.  But sometimes our orbits are so close, I feel I can almost reach out and touch them.

There is only one traveler in my orbit who has been with me from my first trip.  My brother was there when I started and I am blessed he still is.

I have been changed in the journey.  I look different.  My “spacesuit” fits a little looser than it did.  I think differently about the world I see around me.

I am aware that what I once thought were boundaries are not so at all.  They are doorways to the next level of travel.  In fact, I have become aware that each trip has taken me farther and farther out toward deep space.

I was told that it will be totally dark there.  So I once dreaded it.  But what I have discovered is that it is getting lighter with each trip.  I now eagerly anticipate getting to explore more of what is out there.

I have learned the ride is smoother when I travel lighter.  I have jettisoned lots of things I once thought I needed for the journey.  I have only kept those things necessary for my present trip.

When will I make the jump to warp speed and go to the next level?  I don’t know.  The One Who pilots this vessel has our schedule already determined, and He is keeping quiet about it.

I trust Him.  He has been The Pilot from the beginning and He assures me He will get us where we are going safely and on time.  I just get to settle in and enjoy the ride!

I am looking forward to trip 74.  Stay tuned.  I’ll send out some travel reports as I go.

Your Eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your Book before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139:16

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!”

Jeremiah 29:11

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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