Saturday, March 29, 2014

a day of ups and downs

I left Auburn, MA this morning and the sun was shining and it was warm. Near 50 I think. It was a great way to start the day. auburn was a nice town and there were lots of people jogging and such. I didn't really stop and check anything out, I knew I had a long way to go and it was supposed to start raining about 2pm.

After a while I hit more stretches of roadway s with almost no shoulders or sidewalks. I was walking along praying to God and doubting (yes once again) that this is what I should be doing. Telling Him that He really needed to give me a sign because this just wasn't fun. Right after that a car stopped up the road to see if I was OK. We moved over to a side street where we could talk safely, they donated some money to my walk and gave me a bible.(how's that for a sign?)

I went on walking farther and the road did not get any safer. I had made it about 3/4 of the way when an officer stopped me and gave me a ride and I did have to agree that it wasn't safe where I was walking. While he drove me he was very discouraging and once again I was ready to go home.

I got here in Sturbridge and I fell in love with the town. It is what I was hoping to see while walking. Its full of beautiful old houses, antique shops and boutiques and history. I reserved my room for an extra day and I am going to explore the town tomorrow! After I checked in today, I went to this BBQ place I passed on the way to the hotel. They had amazing food! It was 3pm and the place was packed! I ended up sharing a table with three other people because it was so packed. I had a great time. I walked back to my hotel singing praises to God the whole way! It was what I needed.

So I will rest my mind and body in this quant town for now and go on from here. What this has been showing me is how much I need someone to drive with me. Please keep this in prayer for me.


  1. Praying for you, Trish. Remember if what you are doing is for God the devil will not want it done. He will attack when you are most vulnerable. You have doubts now but I am sure that you will get a routine and become a pro. Take your time, be safe and enjoy your walk with God. - Steve and Laura

  2. Be careful I worry about you. I would be there if I could get off from work. Do you still have my cell # on your phone? If you have an emergency and need someone to come I will be there,screw work,family comes first. If you have to you can PM me on FB. Since spring doesnt seem to want to come make sure you take care of your health. -Love- Donna

    1. Thank you. I am trying hard to be safe. I am staying in Sturbridge one more night because the roads are slippery today. Yes, I still have your number. I will be heading your way in a few more weeks and stop to see you all!

  3. Hello Trish,
    My husband and I are praying for you. He said to remind you that Jesus sent out his apostles two by two. It's a good idea to have someone accompany you, even if it's just to drive behind you. We want you safe too! We pray that God will provide! Love you!

  4. Trish,
    Tim and I hope your making progress on your journey. Today must have been tough with the sleet and snow. God will guide you, take a little time to enjoy the beauty of the land, make new friends along the way and of course read the word of the God. God will comfort you on your journey if you seek him. God bless you.

  5. hi words of wisdom just excited for what ur doing.You r an amazing woman of God and its because of u Im back online so I can keep up with u.You have much courage and God will honor that and walks with u(or carries u at times...footprints) love u...keep on truckin' can do all things in Christ!It would b nice if people could relay drive across country unfortunately I cant offer to help but you are never alone! love u Mary