Road Trippin’

My daughter and I are about the embark on a three-day road trip to NYC with our 10-year-old cat in a rented mini-van. I imagine the trip will be on par with a Chevy Chase vacation movie.

After we survive the trip, we’ll be unpacking in our new apartment and re-packing our daughter to head to her freshman year at college. It’s going to be quite a week.

I’m fairly scattered and a bit a disaster under the best of circumstances, so where do I turn to keep myself grounded during a stressful week? Scripture, of course…and 1970s television theme songs. It’s much easier to keeps songs in my head than scripture verses (don’t tell anyone). So here are some scriptures paired with the songs I sing in my head (and out loud) when I need a little encouragement.

Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic—be on fire in the Spirit as you serve the Lord! 

Romans 12:11

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34 (CEB)

Prayers, positive vibes and good mojo are all appreciated as we embark on this new adventure.


Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer is an online, inclusive and progressive Christian community. Follow us on Facebook and get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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1 thought on “Road Trippin’”

  1. Dear Rev. Anne,
    Prayers for you & your family during this state of transition. May you have safe & smooth travels!
    Love,
    Mary Allen Harper

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