Saturday, August 30, 2008

Getting Where We Are Going

"If we don't change directions soon, we'll end up where we're going."
- Professor Irwin Corey

Monday, August 25, 2008

Big Skies

As we traveled through the northwestern states of South Dakota and
Wyoming I have seen why they call Montana the "Big Sky State". The
skies are huge. They seem to go on forever. It was the the same
feeling I had when in Iglesia San Jose in Jinotega. It's bigger that
life... it's emmense, large and expansive.

I've reread the poem I wrote in Jinotega titled ETERNITY: I think of
the tourist poster I saw in Wyoming ['For generations finding yourself
has come right after discovering your insignificance'] and I
acknowlidge that I am insignificant in comparison to JAH, yet
important enough in his eyes for Him to give his life to ransom me and
restore me to perfect relation with Him. Yes, even though we are
insignificant in comparison to GOD, we are of great significance in
His eyes. The psalmist wrote, "who is man that YOU are mindful of
him?" We are the His creation, the work of His hands.

The largest taconite mine in the world - Hibbing, MN - , the awesome
multigeneration and bigger that life sculpture of Mt Rushmore, the
achievements of man in flight and space are all shadows in comparison
to the handi work of God's creation. And the greatest, the apex of all
God's creation is mankind. To man, God gave the privilege to totally
enjoy all creation, the responsibility to care for it and the ability
to increase, multiply and extend it.

He made us in His image. He grows us in His caracter [the fruit of the
Spirit] and He empowers us with the Holy Spirit and His gifts; all for
the purpose of establishing through us His kingdom on Earth as it is
in Heaven.

As I look toward tomorrow to peer into the future I see Big Skies,
unlimited possibllities and divine destiny. Eternity is written in our
hearts. The possibilities are endless. "I have a good and great and
awesome future full of hope and possibilities beyond your
imagination," says the LORD.

BIG SKIES ahead!!! Eternity is waiting.

A Short "Rest" before getting on the Road Again

Since the last comment we have seen the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, the
Air and Space Museum and Sturgon Motorcycle Museum all in Wyoming.

We moved on to Yellowstone National Park for 4 nights and 3 days. Wow,
what a diverse expresion of the glory of God.

Passing through Grand Teton National Park we spent 3 days moving on to
Hood River, Oregon to meet up with Scott Rich and stay at his house in
White Salmon, Washington. That is where we are now.

The boys had a great time at an awsome skateboard park here on Friday

The first day, Saturday, was rest for me. 5 hours of sleep -10am til
3pm - was refreshing. The boys are having a ball with Scott's 2 boys.
Sunday we went to church with Ronnie and rested again. Today it's the
skatepark again, lunch with Bev's cousins and swimming. Cousins
tomorrow, fishin', river rafting, and whoknows what else in the next 5

Then we'll be heading south to California and starting back east
through the Grand Canyon. Who knows what else will happen in the nest
3 weeks.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Go West Young Man

Yesterday we started our trip west. Today we'll see the Badlands and
Minuteman Missle National Park.

It is 6AM and we almost have the van packed, tents and all. It still

Tomorrow we should have a lighter day. Maybe we'll see Mt. Rushmore
and rest a bit. God has blessed.