Discoveries of a Wanderer

Discoveries of a Wanderer


Oh, the Packing List…

posted by Jana Melpolder

My head is spinning from all the items we can take with us to Bolivia. I’m looking at a list that suggests to take Aspirin, Melatonin, Neosporin - more “ins” than I can count. Don’t get me wrong, these suggestions are very helpful and I am very grateful for the list. But what do you really take with you? What can you pack for a journey that might change your life?

 

First off, from experience I know to pack light. This isn’t because of my own bountiful wisdom, but just because I’ve messed up so many times in the past. I’ve packed so much that I’ve had to give clothes away or throw clothes away. I’ve had to roll my suitcase through poor neighborhoods and feel incredibly guilty for showing others how much I have. At the end of the day, I’ve learned that the less you pack, the easier it will be to travel.

 

I’ll be going to Bolivia in less than a week so I’ll pack warm clothes, a journal, and clean socks (thanks, Mom!). Bringing what I need instead of what I want is a lesson that I’m slowly learning over time. But I”ll need to also be spiritually prepared for this trip – and that means packing a Bible, praying, and trusting that God will guide me on this journey.

 

So my hope is that God will help me bring some common sense to Bolivia - along with my dry, clean socks.



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment JanaDale

    Thank you, Kolyssa! I really appreciate your prayers.

  • http://www.kolyssa.com Kolyssa

    This sounds like an incredible thing you are doing! You and the other bloggers will be in my prayers.

Previous Posts

5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About the Super Bowl
It's time for the Big Game! Americans, including myself, will be all too-happy to indulge in two of the USA's favorite traditions - food and football. Check out this video from Odyssey Networks that gives us surprising facts to the Super Bowl.

posted 3:32:39pm Jan. 31, 2014 | read full post »

A Prayer to Keep Our Neighbors Warm
The Polar Vortex is no joke - North America has recently experienced extremely low temperatures that's made most of the country nearly shutdown. The negative temperatures outside have left many stranded in airports, unable to go to school and work, or just frustrated by the relentless cold. Sadly,

posted 5:12:35pm Jan. 07, 2014 | read full post »

The Most Powerful Moments of 2013
This past year has been one of growth, happiness, and challenges, both for the world and for myself personally. What has 2013 meant to you?

posted 11:04:52am Dec. 30, 2013 | read full post »

Fear on the First Anniversary of Sandy Hook
Tragedy struck the entire nation last year when a gunman killed 26 first-grade students and adults on December 14, 2012. The community has experienced grief beyond what most of us can understand. But with time, the slow and painful process of healing and forgiveness has already began. The Newt

posted 7:14:00pm Dec. 11, 2013 | read full post »

What Are People REALLY Thankful for This Year?
Thanksgiving is the time to gather around loved ones, family, and friends who feel just like family. Check out what people are grateful for this year and who they want to thank. Video from Odyssey Networks

posted 5:09:33pm Nov. 27, 2013 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.