Podcast Episode 141: Sniff Out an Adventure

    Jan 9, 2023

    Have you ever had the crazy feeling that you were on the edge of an adventure? 

    And have you ever heard the phrase, “If everything goes perfectly, it’s not an adventure”?

    A few years ago, my niece, Becky and her now-husband, Martin, decided to get married in Italy, just outside of Rome. I described in Episode 31 how our family excitedly flew out to help them celebrate in this romantic setting, and how we could hardly wait for the fairy tale to begin.

    Because on Friday morning, I woke up feeling funny in my right eye. And when I looked into the mirror, I saw why: it was almost swollen shut, red and gunky.

    Obviously, I needed treatment, but all I knew to do was cover up my eye so I wouldn’t gross out the hotel desk clerk and explain my dilemma. To my relief, she was wonderful, and told me she would call a cab, tell the driver what I needed and make an appointment with a doctor she knew in the nearby town of Orvieto.   

    And in spite of the wicked and offensive condition of my right eye, I had a delicious feeling that an adventure was about to happen, and I wanted it all to myself.

    Recently, I got an upsetting diagnosis—and I’d like to share it with you, because I’m guessing that you too are going through something today. Something you didn’t choose, something you wouldn’t choose for yourself in a million years. But as counterintuitive as it sounds, maybe God is calling us both to an “adventure,” —one where we might take a risk to experience something remarkable. 

    Let’s travel this road together…


    Baughan, Jill. Find Joy No Matter What Podcast, Episode 31: “Have Yourself an Adventure.” https://jillbaughan.com/2020/10/05/podcast-episode-31-have-yourself-an-adventure/

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