Traveling Mercies

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.  

     ~ Anatole France
Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage.
     ~ Ephesians 5:25
     My childhood travel was usually composed of the same route to Massachusetts.  I can nearly recite it even now.  Once one crosses into Massachusetts, it’s 90, 290, 495, and off to Clinton.  This was my dad’s preferred way to do things.  Same regular, predictable route.
     However, local travel would always find us exploring.  Especially if it was up to my mom and she was driving.  She was fascinated by looking down country roads, alternate routes, new roads.
     Let me add that at the time of this travel, there were no electronic assists of any kind.  It was the map, or one’s “gut” that guided our travel, and maybe an occasional antique store.
     My husband  is often a delightful combination of these modes of travel; his “gut” is nearly unshakable, his “inner GPS” on the money 99% of the time and his sense of traffic is mostly only questioned by himself.  He wants to get there, and he wants to have fun doing it.  We often stop for bookstores, and my favorite travel restaurant in Massachusetts.  He loves me in the travel adventure (though he doesn’t always agree with my methods when it is my turn to drive…)
Today, love someone as you travel.  See how it unfolds, even if it for a short walk down a hallway, or around the corner to get coffee.
Because of Him,

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