The unplanned journey is a book about a journey I never imagined. I often wonder why God allows certain things to happen in my life. I have often heard the term that God will not give you more than you can handle. If anyone had told me that I would spend almost two decades in prison, I would have thought they had lost their mind. It was one thing to be accused of such a horrific crime, but to be charged and sent away for it, that was another thing. I thought there is no way I could ever make it through such an ordeal. I thought I would lose my mind. I surprised myself and many others. Not only did I serve each day of the seventeen years, but I did it with dignity and integrity. I grew. My faith grew, and I am a better person because of it. I must admit it was not easy at all. I was upset with God that he would allow such a thing to happen to me. His word says in Romans 11, "God treats everyone the same." Job was a man who was righteous in the sight of God, so if God would allow him to go through hard trials, why would it be any different for me? So I used this experience to make me better, not bitter.