There’s No Telling…

You know, there is no telling when you will make a connection to someone, something, somewhere, sometime. You just never know — but you do have to look for it and be open to it. And sometimes, you have to make it happen.

Take today.

I had a wonderful lunch and conversation with noted author and inspirational speaker, Cathy Lee Phillips. I first heard Cathy as a new pastor something like 8-10 years ago. She spoke to some group I was in, and I purchased a couple of her books. Her style of speaking and writing touched me back then and I have been grateful all these years for that touch.

Recently, she has relocated to the area and by some stroke of luck, I was “friended”  by her on Facebook. I have followed her notes there and in our denominational Newspaper as she has chosen to “reboot” her life (her metaphor). I have identified with many of her observations and experiences. So I decided to see if we could meet and become acquainted. And you know what — she accepted this invitation and we did get together.

Today in fact.

We met at a restaurant halfway between her town and mine. We began to share our stories and how we came to be where we are and you know what? We have not walked the same path, but we have walked very similar paths. Kind of like two people talking about driving to Atlanta from the south — one using I-85 and the other I-75 — two very different roads, different towns, different geography — but very similar rides. And, we find ourselves in similar places in life.

I am appreciative of her making time to get to know me. I also appreciate the opportunity to get to know her as a person — in person. And who knows, we may just become good friends — and even find ourselves involved in some kind of mischief or ministry together. It could happen. And there may just be a Harley-Davidson motorcycle involved — or Stop Hunger Now Meals, or mosquito nets from Imagine No Malaria or just a good-natured relationship. There’s no telling…….

You know, there is no telling when you will make a connection to someone, something, somewhere, sometime. You just never know — but you do have to look for it and be open to it. And sometimes, you have to make it happen.

Until the next time….The Hog Father,

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1 Comment

  1. Yes be open to the connections and life becomes like a treasure hunt!

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