Recently we spent a couple of weeks at Quintana Park on the beach and to travel back and forth to work , I had to cross a couple of really high bridges. Now for those who do not know me very well may not realize I have dealt with the fear of driving over bridges all my life. It begins at the base of the bridge and as I begin to ascend I begin to hyperventilate, my heart begins to pound, my palms get sweaty and as I approach the top of the bridge my teeth are clenched so tightly my head begins to hurt. Then this thought goes through my mind…
“What if there is not another side”
I was on my way to work one morning and I began to ascend the monster bridge over the Brazos River it was like fireworks went off in my mind…Just as I would ask myself “what if there is not another side”, I realized I continue to drive over that bridge because I have to believe it is going to be there. Common sense, Right?….WRONG!!! It is FAITH!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
I had faith the other side of the bridge was going to be there.
Have you ever wondered, “What if there is not another side” meaning heaven? Well, let me ask you …WHAT IF THERE IS? Are you prepared?
For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
There you have it…you just have to believe in him…just like you have to believe there is going to be another side of the bridge!!! He loves you, He cares for you, He wants to rescue you!!!
HE IS THE BRIDGE TO THE OTHER SIDE!!!
I am now able to drive over the bridge without hyperventilating and sweating because KNOW there is another side!!!
Wow…It is hard to believe our stay at Quintana Park has come to an end. After a month of sun, fun, and relaxation it is time to head back to reality.
I was certain after a couple of weeks I would be going stir crazy but have found it to be quite the opposite. Our 38ft motorhome with 2 slides to quote Richard “is quiet cozy”. We have discovered creative methods to store our belongings and food however, Richard has not quite captured the concept of putting his shoes away…
Cassie, Canton, and Maggie adapted well to RV living. They too enjoyed the small living quarters because we were never out of their site. They loved their walks on the beach but were not thrilled with the bath that followed. Each evening they would sit out under the palm tree with us and enjoy the ocean breezes.
Typically RV’ing is our way of getting away from the world however, this trip was very different. We pulled into the park on Friday and on Saturday we had the family out for a big birthday bash for my little brother. The second weekend our dear friends Rayfard and Evelyn came out for a visit. Then the following weekend my friend and co-worker Darlene and her husband Max came out in their RV and spent the week in the site right next to us. In addition to visits from old friends we have made some new ones. We met the most wonderful young couple who made the life changing decision to sell their home and become fulltime RV’ers.
In addition to relaxing I have set up a website which will allow me to blog, network, and promote my passions. The site is “A Love Lee Place” where family and friends can find positive and encouraging posts. I still have so much to do and learn to bring the site up to where I want it to be…I owe a huge thanks to Sarah for teaching me the basics of setting it up!!!
Our journey continues so we are headed out to see what the remainder of the day holds…Blessings!