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Steve Bonesho

I recently returned home after a long weekend excursion out of town. It was one of those trips with a stress-inducing flight cancellation on the way out of town that in retrospect turned out to be nothing more than a minor inconvenience but was unsettling in the moment. For me, there is something that is peculiarly exciting and at the same time calming in making that first leg of a trip and arriving at one’s destination.

But even as one arrives there is plenty to assess and figure out. What are we going to do? Where are we going to eat? How late are we going to sleep in? Or are we going to get up early and get at it? What is the rhythm of our trip going to be? How might we best find that sweet spot of activity and relaxation?

Rev. Steve Bonesho is a pastor at Living Joy, which meets at Spring Lake Township Hall. He is one of several area pastors who write for “Spiritual Reflections,” a weekly column appearing in this newspaper.