Greetings all. It’s been a while since my last post. I have a million ideas I’d love to discuss, but when I sit down to put my thoughts together, I realize they are not particular interesting…this is the best I’ve got.
I’ve been back on the road for a few months now. I’ve been asked many times if I made the right decision to come back out on the road. Without hesitation I can say YES! I won’t say every single day has been bliss. I’ve had plenty of frustrations. By far though, the good has outweighed the bad.
It’s been a few years since I’ve been out here. Lots has changed. In the old days, most everybody had their CB on. Most trucks today either don’t have a radio, it’s on a different channel or just don’t have it on.
Every truck stop used to give a free cup of coffee with your fuel. Today many do not. That irritates me a little bit. I just spent $700 for fuel and you can’t give me a $.02 cup of java? Really?
10 years ago I did not have gps or a smart phone. I had a map. How in the world did I get anywhere or find a truck stop? Today I rely on a trucker-specific gps to navigate me coast to coast. I have several applications on my smart phone that help me locate a truck stop anywhere. I freak out when either of these fail. How times have changed!
This time around though, I am a different person. I still don’t necessarily consider myself a truck driver. I just happen to be driving a truck. I see the truck as my venue to carry out a calling to help reach lost truckers for Christ. There is no doubt in my mind I have been called out here to do exactly that. The challenge is greater than I imagined it would be, but that continually reinforces why I am here.
The truck is both my job and my ministry. I love them both. I am exactly where I need to be. I can’t say for sure how long I’ll be out here. I would really like to have a family or at least a wife someday. This lifestyle is not the most conducive to starting that process. It will take a special person for sure…I discussed this in a past blog.
I am thoroughly enjoying the travel, minus the snow and ice. I’ve learned to cook some awesome pork loin and potatoes in the bunk of my truck. I am writing a daily devotional specific to truckers. This one will take a while. Life is good. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me!
Thanks for reading! Remember…keep the rubber down and the antennas pointed up.
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