Jon Stolpe Stretched

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Life is a Roller Coaster not a Merry-Go-Round

I love amusement parks.  As I’ve gotten older, I’m not so crazy about the rides that spin you round and round and make you dizzy, but I still love a good roller coaster.

In life though, I think I’m more inclined to want the Merry-Go-Round.  Consistent.  Not much change.  Dependable.  No butterflies in the stomach.

But I continue to learn that life is so much more like a roller coaster.  Changes.  Ups and downs.  Thrills and spills.  Not always knowing what’s around the next corner.  Butterflies in the stomach.  Sometimes even making you throw up.

Life recently has reminded me of the roller coaster.  I think life was made to be this way intentionally by God.  Life of the roller coaster requires more trust.  It’s certainly not boring.  And it can be as exhilarating as anything you can possibly imagine.

So during crazy times like this, I’m learning to be thankful, I’m learning to trust, and I’m learning to rejoice.

“This is the day the Lord has made.  I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

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February 16, 2010 - Posted by | thoughts

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