My mind has been running like crazy these past few days thinking back on all the divine appointments I have had throughout my life. All the people I have met and opportunities I have had. All the tiny threads that run through the timeline of my existence. Each one seems so insignificant on its own but when I stand back and see them all work together I find myself overwhelmed and thinking, “wow, surely there is Someone working it all together for my good.”
At the moment my future is a little foggy and I am praying for clarity but I know that the same God I trusted in the past is holding my present and my future. There are so many things to be thankful for. Look at where He has brought me! Although seemingly disconnected, each experience and each person is a part of my story for a reason. For that, I am not discouraged and do not feel as though any time in my life has been spent in vain. Each detail serves a purpose and is propelling me toward something greater.
(By the way, this is my top strength, connectedness, coming through… “They have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.”)
The most unproductive moments in my life are when I have a burst of creativity in the midst of feeling a nagging sense of obligation to complete menial tasks.
Love. Tile art project by homeless in Chattanooga, TN.
The space shuttle Endeavour is about to take a unique journey, traveling from Cape Canaveral, Fla. to Los Angeles on the back of a giant jet. But what makes this journey most interesting is the shuttle’s scheduled trip through the streets of LA:
Taking the space shuttle apart and transporting it in pieces just wasn’t possible because of the way it’s covered in heat shield tiles, explains Ken Phillips, curator for aerospace science at the California Science Center, which won a fierce competition last year to get one of NASA’s retired shuttles.
“You couldn’t take the tail off it,” Phillips says. “You can’t pull the wings off and do things like we could with other aircraft.”
So the iconic shuttle will be a surreal sight, moving slowly down wide commercial boulevards and passing places like Starbucks coffee shops and fast-food joints.
Listen to the story here. — rachel
Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls