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Sunday, August 14, 2022


A small single engine plane made an emergency landing on the southbound I-5 freeway near Del Mar on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. According a witness, several cars were damaged but there did not appear to be any serious injuries. (Photo by Mike Gibba) Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune August 24, 2021



There’s an old myth out there. “One in five miles of the Interstate System is straight so airplanes can land in emergencies.”  This myth is widespread on the Internet and in reference sources, but has no basis in law, regulation, design manual—or fact. Airplanes occasionally land on Interstates when no alternative is available in an emergency, not because the Interstates are designed for that purpose.

This week’s psalm celebrates that there are smooth roads in life by God’s goodness and grace. When we find ourselves on such a road, we are to ENJOY IT!! “You worked hard and deserve all you’ve got coming” the psalmist proclaims.

When the straight road comes, enjoy it. (And if you’re in a plane with engine trouble, use it!) When the smooth road presents itself, take advantage of it: confirm your direction, pick up speed, and enjoy the trip.

PRAYER: Help me to be smart enough not to make a rough road out of a smooth one. Amen.

See you on the smooth road Sunday,