FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY RULES:
- Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
- Link back here and invite others to join in.
- And then no ifs, ands or buts about it. You need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...
HOME || No One Can Take It From Me
Home to me, has been driving. Alone. In the summertime. I don't know what it is, but if I am in the sunshine with the windows down-- driving anywhere-- I feel like that is where I belong for that moment. My first experience was the summer after I got my license! It soon turned in to me driving 12 hours on my own down to SoCal for a college that God led me away from (Biola)... and driving all the way back home 3 days later with a cell phone that did not work. That day-long drive back home, feeling spiritually defeated, gave me the time I needed with God to re-focus. That semester at home was full of: starting work at Starbucks, a near-death experience, depression and the blind decision to go to Calvary Chapel Bible College with my friends.
That drive back down to SoCal was fun with great friends. But 2 years later, after I could not afford school anymore, I felt called out to Colorado. I drove the longest, most southern route possible :) There, I had more time with God... following Him and trying to sort my life out. That 24-hour trip alone was unforgettable. I feel I will always be connected with that feeling of freedom, sunshine on my face, and ability to sing anything I want at the top of my lungs. No one, and no season of life can take this feeling of "home" away from me.