Runaway Roller Coaster

It’s 5:00 a.m. and I haven’t slept. My eyes have closed but I can’t find the brake for my brain. I’m on a runaway roller coaster of ideas! When the ideas begin, I feel each tug of the chain on the track; hear each click, click, click as I climb the 165-foot hill, whipping over the top at an unbelievable 180 feet and a near-vertical 85 degrees.

Almost coming out of my seat, thankful for the harness keeping me in the car, I rocket through twists and turns at 72 miles per hour. My heart drops! Oh, my head! Can’t catch my breath! Screaming a silent scream, ideas become the wind as I roar around unexpected curves and unbelievable twists; over-banked turns, inversions, flipping head-over-heels through a drop I didn’t know existed!

I know this has to end! Will I still have my head attached, ideas intact? Will my car come to a stop or shoot off the track only to be found miles away from where I began?

My, where am I? I think to myself, as I slowly gather my ideas strewn across the floor like fallen leaves after a windstorm.



God has blessed me with two wonderful gifts. The gifts of imagination and the ability to write. These gifts have truly impacted my life.I can easily think of stories to tell or write. Without these gifts I’m positive I would not feel as good about myself as I do.

Yes, I also have Meniere’s Disease. But overall, that is just an inconvenience in the scheme of things. Yes, there are days when I’m down. There are even days where I am totally out of it. But, through it all, I have learned to love myself and who I am without conditions. I’ve learned I really am strong even though I don’t think I am. My strength comes through Him.

Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I truly believe that. Do you?