As I drive across the western part of the country with my family this summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about directions. Here is an excerpt from my new book Becoming Who I Am, entitled Directions coming in September.
When going forward in life, it may seem at times overwhelming and unpredictable, resembling more a winding road with many twists and turns. But looking backwards, it always seems like a straight line; it makes sense! I was meant to be in those places at those times. Knowing that God has a purpose for my life (Jeremiah 29:11) keeps me grounded. Knowing that each experience, whether difficult or filled with joy, is an opportunity to learn from and listen to God, gives me confidence, courage and peace.
Photograph: I took this on the road to to the Grand Canyon.