YES.... BUT ....!

I am writing a daily blog (Monday to Friday probably!)  on preparing spiritually and physically

to lead a Pilgrimage of 100 miles in September.

for details of the Pilgrimage, click on the dropdown Cotwold Pilgrimage bar at the top of this page 




My eye was caught this morning, just as it was yesterday; this time, by the daily flipchart of a calendar that sits on the kitchen window sill.


“Lord, I will follow you, but …” (Luke 9:61)

Trust completely in God, says the comment, and when He brings you to a new opportunity of adventure, offering it to you, see that you take it.

I’m not very good at doing that.

I’d rather play it safe.

Abide by the rules.


Be careful.

Oh yes, that is what I have heard so very often throughout my life: be careful. And I fear I conveyed the same message to my children.

But, as George Elliott so famously said, it’s never too late to be what you were meant to be.

So maybe it’s time I let go.

Trusted God.

And skipped into this big adventure to which He is always calling:

Following Him.

Seizing the day – with Him.

Appreciating the fun and the challenge and the excitement of what He offers, where He leads.

I don’t HAVE to have an adventure.

I GET to have an adventure.

And if I don’t grab the opportunity and adventure He is offering to me right now, He’ll offer it to someone else. I don’t want to let my large BUT get in the way (!!!!!)

What adventure is He offering you?

And what’s preventing you accepting the dare?