Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Road trip stories: Roadside sermon June 26, 2016

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FOR HUNDREDS OF MILES on the beginning of a recent road trip from Minnesota to Massachusetts, I didn’t snap a single photo. That’s a rarity for me. I can’t explain why, only that I was settling in, simply observing rather than watching for photo ops.


Bible verse on billboard, 1 along I-80 in Indiana


Not until near mile marker 127 along Interstate 80 in Indiana did I take my first image, of John 14:6 posted on a billboard. It was meant to be. A certain sense of peace washed over me as I read the words. Sometimes timing needs no explanation, only acceptance.

FYI: Check back for more Road Trip Stories as I continue to share images and words from a recent 3,029-mile journey to the East Coast and back to Minnesota.

© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


6 Responses to “Road trip stories: Roadside sermon”

  1. treadlemusic Says:

    Those words carry an abundance of peace for those who are His children. During the months of Mom’s last illness, the hymn “Blessed Assurance” quietly streamed through my mind bringing with it the knowledge that my Father knew and understood my sadness. His word is living and active! PTL!!!

  2. Littlesundog Says:

    Sometimes the signs we see are truly “signs” or messages to reassure us or help us in some way. The main “sign” I see while traveling is a vulture flying high on a thermal. For many years the words, “Glide and soar, leave your carcass of troubles to me” have come to me when I see the vultures. What better sign to assure me of a pleasant trip?!!

  3. Beth Ann Says:

    Those words…..they are so comforting and meaningful to us, aren’t they? The peace that I feel when I read those words is immeasurable. A beacon on your long trip I am sure.

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