The salt truck was parked at the rest area between Carmi and Crossville a few weeks back, waiting.

Just waiting; waiting for bad weather which never came.

Some of us live our lives just like that, waiting for bad stuff which never comes. We worry that we could become ill; we could lose our job; we could lose our spouse.

We could, we could, we could.

But maybe we won’t. Maybe it just won’t snow that day, but like the man in the salt truck, we are so focused on waiting for the bad, we fail to see the beauty happening all around us.

It was a lovely day. Every day is a lovely day for those who have learned to give worry no more time than it deserves.

I have found comfort lately trusting in “the plan.” Life is tough, tougher than I can figure out at times. It’s those times, I’ve learned, to quit trying to steer the boat. Sometimes you are just supposed to enjoy the ride and leave the details to the One who knows the plan, the One who designed the plan.

When life just doesn’t make sense, quit trying to make it have sense.

Trust that when the pieces are all fit together, a beautiful picture will emerge.

My absolute favorite book I’ve read lately is by Squire Rushnell titled “When God Winks.” I encourage you to read it. I quote from it: “Our view of life is limited. We go from day to day, looking at one puzzle piece at a time. But there is another perspective. While we are trying to make sense out of one odd-looking piece after another, we can take comfort knowing that all of the pieces do fit into a plan that could only have been created by a higher power. Only when we near the finish and begin to attain a more global perspective does the whole composition have clarity.”
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"Our view of life is limited. We go from day to day, looking at one puzzle piece at a time. But there is another perspective. While we are trying to make sense out of one odd-looking piece after another, we can take comfort knowing that all of the pieces do fit into a plan that could only have been created by a higher power. Only when we near the finish and begin to attain a more global perspective does the whole composition have
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—Squire Rushnell
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