Magic City Morning Star

Advertising | RSS Feed | About Us 

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014 - 2:08:00 AM 

An eclectic mix of news and information
Staff Login
Donate towards our web hosting bill!

Front Page 
  -- Local
  -- State
  -- National
  -- IRS News
  -- Win at Work
  -- History
  Tech Notes
  -- Comics
  -- R.P. BenDedek
  -- Kenneth Tellis
  -- M Stevens-David
  -- Down the Road
  Today in History
  -- Editor's Desk
  -- Guest Column
  -- Scheme of Things
  -- Michael Devolin
  -- Tom DeWeese
  -- Ed Feulner
  -- Jim Kouri
  -- Julie Smithson
  -- J. Grant Swank
  -- Doug Wrenn
  Agenda 21
  Book Reviews
  -- Old Embers

Web Directory Reviews
WDR Directory of Directories
Restore The Republic - The Home of the Freedom Movement!

Julie Smithson

God made our lives to be a roller-coaster
By Julie Kay Smithson
Jul 31, 2011 - 12:10:09 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

God made our lives to be a roller-coaster, so we creep up toward the highs, viewing them from afar at first, then seeing them become better defined as we near our goals -- then, when a victory happens, SWOOSH! Downhill racer ... so we'll have the momentum built up to traverse the lows & be able to start climbing back up toward another high point!

When we are free-falling, from the peak to the valley, we reach out to grab the branches & outcroppings, seeking to break our fall, & along the way learn so much of wonderful value: the sound of a friend's silence when we need to talk/'vent;' the eyes of a precious dog or cat soul, commiserating with us & seeking to help; the words in a card or letter or on a phone answering machine/voice message; the wonderfulness of photos, which hone our memories by helping us relive pages/chapters in our lives; the fierce, protective gentleness with which God carries us, when we see only one set of footprints & think we are alone; the welcome rush of air preceding a summer storm; the hush of winter air before we are enveloped in snow falling like torn tissue paper; the kind hand holding a door open for us when we're tired & running errands, wondering if we'll have the strength to open that last door; the feeling beyond words of returning to the home of your heart, wherever that may be.

Life's about so much more than reaching the pinnacle. It's about coming to be comfortable with oneself & learning that there doesn't have to be 'something in it for me.'

Julie Kay Smithson
Property rights / natural resources researcher since 1999.



© Copyright 2002-2014 by Magic City Morning Star

Top of Page

Julie Smithson
Latest Headlines
America, land that I love! Born and bred in the U.S.A.!
Something special from the child of your soul
I thank God for my hands
Photo of the Week: The Hands God Gave Us
Having Quite A Day!

A Dinosaur of Education - a blog by James Fabiano.
Shobe Studios
Wysong Foods - Pets and People Too