10 Thoughts from the Road

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I love traveling with a purpose. Being in a new place makes me feel more alive and alert. I want to gauge the spirit of a place, the stories of her people, the ways they do things. It also always makes me grateful for where I come from and what I do have.

This is what I was thinking about, waking up in Sydney this morning:

1. Adapting is key. We can’t use our same tools without adapting them to our new environment. This goes for computers, stories, hairdryers and footwear.
2. We need to convert/translate our resources, so we transact in the same currency as the people we want to engage with. This goes for power, money and language.
3. Doesn’t matter where we go, we need to know our place in the world. It has very little to do with a geographic location.
4. Together is a lot more fun.
5. Connection is water.
Nothing like emails, facebook comments, twitter mentions and direct messages to make me feel loved wherever I am in the world. So thankful for friends.
6. God longs to meet us in the places of our deepest yearnings and desires. Being here is an answer to an expression of my desire two years ago. I am very conscious of that as I walk these Sydney streets today.
7. Differences make the world an adventure.
8. We are not that different, after all.
9. Sunshine warms my soul, not just my skin.
10. God is everywhere and not in one place only.

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  • Tina

    3. Made me think.
    6. Made me smile.
    9. Made me nod my head.

  • http:along-theway.blogspot.com Herman

    Good to hear and see mail from down under. Blessings as you walk the streets of Sydney.

  • http://www.idelette.com idelette

    Thank you, Herman. I loved Sydney, especially the part about going into the future.

  • http:along-theway.blogspot.com Herman

    TThought I would share this from my blog.
    The Major Partner
    1 Corinthians 3:9 (NIV) For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
    God is the Major partner in the enterprise of each life, but lets us work with God in His tilled land, but without the rains for the seasons crop we as farmers are helpless. God sows into each life by His Spirit to produce a crop. But in the greater plan we work under Him carrying out the plans of the Architect and He cares for us in the part of the building where we work for Him.