shored up for travel

I’m in the process of getting shored up for travel. By this I mean ensuring I have all the necessary clothing and travel gear for my trek to Iceland. I like to travel light which means carry-on luggage only.  I’ve found there is an art to figuring out what’s the least amount I need to take with me to suffice for travel. 

For reasons too complicated to mention, I’ve just now purchased hiking shoes in 2 sizes. online, to be delivered tomorrow. Surely this is foot-shoring up. 

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I’m also getting shored up in my spirit and soul. This is another kind of carry-on luggage, more appropriately referred to as baggage.  I’m learning in this sense, as well, to figure out what’s the least amount I need to “take” with me for my life travel.

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Nine months of planning has gone into this upcoming trip to Iceland. While most of the planning has been smooth, even outright creative and enjoyable, there has been a sense, along with the reality that this trip is not certain. Chalk that up to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Still, my friend and I have not wavered from carrying out travel preparations, so we must be hopeful deep down in our souls. And trust that it will go as planned.

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What happens if we cease trusting?  What happens when we feel there is no hope?  That feels pretty bleak.

I’ve been going around saying “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Hmm…..  Isn’t there some scripture reference that fits this moment? Well, yes….Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1.

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