Saturday, May 21, 2011

Mountain Top Experiences



They dreamed the dream, then they lived it! Welcome Home!


And good job Earlie! (and his rider)






Wednesday, May 11, 2011

God, Why?

"Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering and injustice when He could do something about it."

"Well, why don't you ask Him?"

"Because I am afraid He would ask me the same question."

-- Anonymous

Nashville's Room in the Inn is an amazing place. Check out how you can help here: http://roomintheinn.org/website/help.php.  You can talk to Hillary Barnett about starting any sort of class. Just commit. One hour a week, week in, week out. They know when you don't make it.

Today's bible study take-aways:

1) From Mr. A: "Abraham didn't understand the power of the one, he should have negotiated with God down to one man, and I bet God would have saved the whole town for one." Deep. This guy could probably quote the entire bible and loves Jesus. Looked a little like Jesus too. I pray he gets totally free from alcohol.

2) From Mr. C: "If you and your husband ever think about getting divorced again, pick you a bridge." He walked me all the way to the door (and we didn't even talk about divorce today, just how unforgiveness may impact their dreams coming true). He said, "Pick one that makes you feel really scared because it is dangerous. You can't bring anything to stay warm. You just bring each other. You'll find out what is really important."  Deep.

3) Mr. M even got engaged this week. He got his CDL license re-instated last week and got a job, so he called up an old flame and asked her to marry him. They are going for a long engagement to save money because he wants her to have a real wedding. That's hope.

Love these men! Get involved. Somewhere. Because the bible says so.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Wish for You

My best friend is headed to the mountains.

Where it is dangerous.

And beautiful. Reminds me of Creation Calls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X_ZwKyK0dY

I miss him. But this is My Wish:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4JFBsmyiFc&feature=related

My wish, for you,
is that your dreams stay big,
and your worries stay small,
and while you're out there getting where
you're getting to,
you know somebody loves you.
-Rascal Flatts

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Baby Belongs to Jesus, and He Lets Me Raise Him

This is the driver's side where my baby was driving.

This is my baby unharmed.

My baby belongs to God. 

He let me keep him yesterday.

And I am eternally thankful.

Do you know Jesus?

Edit: Here's a video of trying to get the truck back over. Awful sounds. Relieved family.  video

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Be a Walking Revival


looks like....

serving a homeless man "communion" by giving him all you have...which happens to be a loaf of bread and bottle of grape juice...

telling what He has done...

making a guy in line at a convenience store feel guilty about buying beer...not by preaching but being so joyful about Jesus when you leave church that you can't stop dancing when loading up on snacks for a 7 hour trip to make it to church back home the next day...because you want to be in His Presence...

loving people in a way you can't comprehend yourself...

Oh Lord, draw me into Your heart so I can love others...