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Today’s journey involved two unexpected incidents. First, we discovered a slow tire leak. Most people would have never noticed, but being ever vigilant, Fred caught it and we agreed it needed to be addressed. So we had a short delay at a Tulsa tire shop.

The other surprise was the Oklahoma turnpike. One minute we were driving along I-44 in Missouri. We crossed the state line and suddenly we were on a pay toll pike. We had to make a choice. Pay the toll or exit and take the more scenic and free Route 66.

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Google maps estimates the time to travel from Joplin, Missouri to Oklahoma City to be three hours. It took us six hours. In that time we explored history, shopped antique stores, stopped for photo opps, toured a motorcyle museum, fixed the tire, and ate lunch. We enjoyed roadside attractions and even made a few new friends along the way.

Filmmaking in particular and life general is full of unexpected twists and turns. We have this fool proof plan for getting from point A to point B and then we spring a leak or find ourself with a toll we never saw coming. Then we have to make a decision. Do we ignore the leak and hope it goes away or do we address it before it becomes a major problem? Do we pay the fee and take the quickest route or do we save a few bucks and savor the journey? Guess which option we chose.

 

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About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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