Since seven is the number of completion I end the tale of my autumn trek with this post.
Monday morning I awoke and took breakfast with my son in the dining commons at VFCC. Aftrewards Joe invited me to his Isaiah class. Since I had his professor 23 years ago I thought it would be fun to see how things had changed. Professor Brubaker did not disappoint! I had an awesome time learning about the OAN’s (oracles against the nations). Then my son and I went to chapel together.
God has brought Psalm 23 to me over and over again for the last three months. Just before I left on my trek an old friend sent me an e-mail detailing a portion of the Psalm. In the chapel service a message in tongues and an interpretation reminded us that “we were not to fear evil because God was with us. His rod and staff would comfort us on the journey!”
I learned many years ago that there are no coincidences. God is teaching me something through this Psalm.
As I drove out of the parking lot at Valley Forge Christian College I thought about all the things I learned in my autumn trek:
1. I learned that life is supposed to follow a rhythm a slow, constant, and intentional rhythm.
2. I learned that when you follow the rhythm other people may not appreciate it. It will go against their rushing spirit.
3. I learned that slow, constant, and intentional can make you just as tired as fast, intermittent, and unplanned but that the satisfaction level of slow and constant is far greater.
4. I learned that God is in charge of the schedule. Not me!
So following the leading of the Spirit I stopped at Valley Forge National Park on my way out of PA for pictures: The George Washington Chapel
The Chapel Inside
George Washington’s Headquarters
I also made one more stop on the way home in Sleepy Hollow, New York:
And of course I had to walk out a creepy path which the town calls its public park.
Can you feel the Headless Horseman on this path. Of course only in Sleepy Hollow would a walk in the public park lead you to a cemetery! No kidding!
Needless to say, I didn’t stay very long in Sleepy Hollow. My long journey home ended at eight and by ten P.M. I was in bed getting my Zz’s for staff meeting the next morning.
What did you discover from my autumn trek?