The beginning of any road trip is always a prayer for traveling grace.  Any of us who have driven the interstates, in fact, any of our nation's road systems have seen terrible wrecks.  More than once I have seen a helicopter in the middle of the highway airlifting some poor passenger or driver to the nearest hospital.  That also always brings a prayer.  I am not so foolish as to think I cannot make mistakes while driving.  It only takes a second to make an error in judgement and be on the wrong end of a collision.  SO I always pray.

I was only an hour away from home, in the process of moving, and about another mile or so down the interstate from this photo  when in a flash this happened~

Anyone who has driven through Shreveport knows what terrible shape the interstate is in.  A truck in front of me threw a chunk of concrete up which bounced off my hood and hit my windshield.  It happened so fast, I had no time to respond.  At first I thought I had gotten away with no harm.  I could not imagine how for when the concrete rock hit my windshield it sounded like a gun.  Thank goodness for safety glass.  It could have been a disaster!  I was visibly shaken, but none the worse--physically--for wear.  So many things could have happened--I could have lost control from the sudden shock in a tight part of the road--the rock could have hit higher and caused loss of visibility and on and on.  I must admit to being slightly shaken for quite a few miles.

THEN I REMEMBERED---God had protected me from all the "what if's"---it could have been so much worse.  It can be fixed (though that is not a fast and easy process due to all the safety features in the windshield which have to be recalibrated).  I have insurance.  No one was injured and the car made it to Fort Worth with no further incident.

We tend to look at the bad side of happenings if we are not careful, ignoring the blessings in them.  I may be slightly inconvenienced, but that is the down side.  Clearly--I was protected from so much more that could have happened.  Instead of recognizing an answered prayer---I conveniently forget how God did protect me by dwelling on the down side.  I had rather not spend a day getting my windshield repaired, BUT I sure did not want to spend time in a hospital bed recovering from an accident.  Once again--God is all over my daylies--


"Fear not, for I am with you,

be not dismayed,

for I am your God,

I will strengthen you,

I will help you,

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10


  1. Whew! That was a close call, indeed, Lulu! We need to remember that no matter what happens, that God is with us, blessing us even in the tough times.

  2. Had no idea you were relocating, & thanks for continuation of “the daily W0RD”!! Wishing you nothing but success & God Speed as the Best is yet to Be. Later, Bill

  3. I love your attitude, Loralu, the way you focused on your blessings instead of the inconvenience. May your move to Ft. Worth go smoothly--Lord, thank you for watching over the Jameses during this transition!


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