|Driving from Mahoney State Park, NE to Neligh NE|
What weather! Oh man! We drove over 3,000 miles, filled the tank up about 6 times and the propane about 4 times in a week! It was cold, really cold, -20 wind chill and about -10 or more at times. Snowing and blowing and nasty. But we had a great visit and Steve's dad is doing well. It was nice to see everyone, we sure missed Jeri Jo in our mix and the son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws. Peter had a great time in the snow, Mary did not care for it and Cleo decided to pull a snakey bit and take off under the coach.
|Peter says "It gets a little cool in the back of the coach."|
Steve has found his voice that for years I was so used to him being in the back of ministry and praying and quiet. He came out of the cave he was in, he felt like he should have not retired or had the right to retire at that time and felt like a failure to life. When he retired the first time...
|Menards in Norfolk NE- stopped to get a remote for the garage for folks.|
|We stopped to get water before we headed out.|
It is fun, hard, a lot of trying to find our new path and listening to the Lord more to ensure we are walking the path He has for us. Everyday is a new day and not sure how that day is going to go. We both have a lot of adjusting to do. A cave dweller is no more. No one should ever have to be in a cave for years because they are afraid of life or the changes life gives us when we make choices.
So welcome to our new adventure! In our quest for the Kingdom, we ask for your prayers that we will conquer the hearts and souls for Christ Jesus.
|We were nuts to drive in this crap|
Beth Moore sent this on FB and her blog this morning and I believe it.
I believe in romance.
I believe in the love between a man and a woman.
I believe that love can be sustained for a lifetime....
I believe in falling back in love over and over.
I believe in making up.
I believe that good marriages are wed of soft hearts and hard heads: a tenderness to love and be loved and a tenacity too bone-headed to quit.
I believe that laughter lasts longer than sex.
I believe that many people marry people they do not love.
I believe that desperation gets confused with affection.
I believe that many couples divorce that could have made it.
I believe that God can resurrect hearts that are stone-cold dead and create love between a couple ex nihilo.
I believe that couples can put in their fifty years like a prison sentence with souls that have been divorced for decades. And that Jesus sees right through it.
I believe some fights are worth having.
I believe that laziness is the leading narcotic of romance.
I believe that neglect is a form of infidelity.
I believe in the power of repentance to jump start a dead heart.
I believe the most important synonym of the word love in a marriage is forgiveness. I believe in working it through, crying it through, even fighting it through, then I believe in putting it behind you. For keeps. Love resists the inundating urge to bring back up the old with every new offense.
I believe that getting godly counseling is an act of courage.
I believe in the immeasurable power of mutual respect.
I believe that cynicism about romance is as unhealthy as believing in fairy tales.
|Nasty Road! YUCK!|
I do not believe in staying silent in a culture that says girls are as valuable as they are desirable.
I do not believe it is helpful that our constant go-to compliment to a little girl is how pretty she is.
She is also smart. And strong. And thoughtful. And artistic. And creative. And well able.
I do not believe in perpetuating the myth of happily-ever-after in marriage. I believe in teaching our adolescents that we can have love-ever-after, devotion-ever-after, hope-ever-after, and faith-ever-after but only if we don’t faint-ever-after. We prepare soldiers for real war but leave young couples ill-prepared for real marriage. I don’t believe that realism has to remotely equal pessimism.
I do not believe in teaching our girls that men are gods or devils.
I do not believe in marrying a man who won’t date you.
I don’t believe in making love to a man who won’t kiss you.
For what any of this is worth.
One last thing in case you’re still reading.
I believe that great marriages are great but that a good marriage can also be good. Amid the blur of magazine headlines and blog articles about how to have a great romance, a great marriage, great sex, great kids, great families, great jobs, great relationships, and fabulously great futures with great impact, save a little room in your heart to believe that good can also be good.
Because life’s just not always great.
But, man, it can be good.
|Finally Arrived in Neligh NE! It was really cold out!|
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We have been together for 10 1/2 years. It's been pretty easy for the most part, so after all the easy years, it's bound to be rough now at times.
But we have so much to work for and with. We have great and wonderful grandchildren we adore and love. We have history and a past that no one but us understands. We have a marriage that can endure and will.
|Veteran's bridge in Omaha NE, we took the wrong exit and had to go around.|
|Look at that iron work!|
The Devotion of Hearing
|That glass dome is the Henry Dorling Zoo, or Mutual of Omaha Zoo|
|Mary: Oh so pretty, so pretty sitting in the sun!|
|Turner Falls OK|
Did you know God wants to know you! Really know you.
From Charles Stanley:
Deep down, there’s a place within each of us that is made for one thing—a relationship with God. No matter how hard we try to cover it up or fill it with something else, we will never be satisfied.
But unfortunately, there’s a problem. A barrier exists between God and humankind. It’s called sin—a word that refers to all the ways we fall short of God’s design for humanity.
|Look through the screen and see the pool.|
In other words, all people need to be brought “back from the dead” spiritually. But there’s nothing we can do to remove this barrier of death on our own. No amount of good deeds on our part can change our eternal status.
|Another shot of the pool.|
Because humanity failed to live according to God’s standard and had fallen into spiritual death, Jesus humbled Himself and came to earth to live as a man. He lived a sinless life and performed many miracles. But the world rejected Him and crucified Him on a cross.
|Turner Falls, OK|
|We have been in these castles at Turner Falls.|
Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
God will transform you and make you a new person in Him. You will find the joy-filled life you’ve always longed to have.
There’s no need to put off receiving God’s gift of salvation. You don’t need to clean yourself up first, start behaving better, or anything of the sort before you can become a follower of Jesus. You can take the first step right now.
|Livingston TX Sunset.|
|A few from the park.|
|We switched sites, a little more money but with the big dogs and a view of the lake.|
|Nice and cooking dinner too!|