Monday, July 27, 2009

The Road Less Travelled

fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake. Job 4:14

We live on the Missouri River. It is a beautiful place. There is a bike path that runs along the river. We have lived here three years. I have been on the trail twice. It is a beautiful place that scares me to death. You see, it is close to the river and is a popular place for the rattlesnakes to hang out.

On Saturday I conquered another fear. We put little one in the bike trailer and we decided to go for a little ride. It was wonderful. It was peaceful. (We didn't see any snakes = bonus)

My silly fear of snakes has prevented me from enjoying this beautiful place. I am home with my girls all summer long and we never go on the bike path.

I keep thinking about this road less travelled. I have avoided this place because I have been afraid of what I might see. By avoiding this place I have missed out on another one of God's beautiful creations.

I found God on Saturday in a place that I least expected to find Him. God is everywhere, I just need to look for Him.


Christian Mommy Writer said...


I too dislike snakes. I talked about snakes on my friday blog post about our trip to the zoo.

I'm glad you overcame your fear. Hopefully, the snakes will stay away! :-)

I like your blog and will be visiting again!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Well done you for overcoming a fear! Keep it up!
Collette xxx

Chele said...

That is wonderful, Amy! Thanks for sharing what we are missing because of our fears... makes me think of something I need to do! ;) Oh and thank you for my surprise in the mail! You are beautiful lady! :)

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Good thoughts - thank you for sharing. :) (Also - thanks for stopping by my place during the Blog Hop. I'm just now getting to making my rounds!!)