Steve Martaindale

Author of the JP Weiscarver Mystery Series

Where, oh, where?

2013-06-24 14.57.00I came across a familiar question this morning, one of those typical ice-breaker thoughts: “Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?”

Some days, I would field that question and reply immediately and with great confidence. Other days, I’m more honest.

A couple of basic traits of mine are revealed in my conflict.

One, I can enjoy just about any place.

My most quoted Scripture is Philippians 4:11, “Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.”

To be sure, Paul was writing while dealing with struggles far greater than whether he preferred a sunny seashore or cool, mountain breeze. However, I believe the same principle applies even to smaller life situations.

So, yes, I enjoy beach, mountain and forest … and then some.

Two, I have a strong tendency to desire a change.

This may seem to fly in the face of No. 1, but I think not. I can be content where I am, but that does not mean I won’t experience a little thrill from changing locations, too. Even more content, perhaps?

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One response to “Where, oh, where?

  1. kimtomberlin April 17, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I, too, am content wherever I am, but I must admit I do love the mountains.

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