Getting settled

Today I am thankful to be settled in our new neighborhood.
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I was getting a little worried about finding a spot, since every place that I contacted could only put me on a waiting list. Gulp. But God had everything under control all along, and in the end we had two different campgrounds contact me about openings. We’re in what I would call a “working man’s” campground – not a lot of frills, but a good site with a nice shade tree to boot!
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It is a little bit farther out of town than we were hoping for, but that just makes us more thankful for the (comparatively) cheap fuel here in Texas!
Yes, we’re so thankful that we’re settled, safe, and yes, smiling!
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100,000

There is so much to be thankful for today! We left Oakridge, our November SOWER project, early this morning and have arrived safely in Waco.  And if you’ve ever navigated Ft. Worth traffic on a Friday afternoon (in a motorhome, no less) you know how very thankful we are. Although we don’t go into our campground until tomorrow (there’s a silly thing called Vehicle Inspection here in TX that we need to take care of in the morning), we are safe and sitting still in a lovely Flying J parking lot. (OK, so “lovely” might be a stretch, but we’re still and safe and that’s what counts!)

But here’s the Really Big News.  Today, just before we crossed the Texas state line from Oklahoma, this happened.
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48 States, 5 Canadian Providences/Territories, 14+ years of adventures and memories. And now –
100,000 miles!

Thank you, Lord, for this trusty RV that has reached this milestone!

Small World

Today I’m thankful for all of the “Small World” incidents that happen in this crazy life of ours.  Recently I was putting the finishing touches on the monthly SOWER newsletter when I was asked to add some additional information about the “Texas Round-up” that will be happening early next year.  Lew Sterrett from Sermon on the Mount ministries would be coming to share his “Lessons of Life and Leadership from the Language of the Horse” program.  I had heard of Lew Sterrett because he had previously been the director of Miracle Mountain Ranch (near Erie, PA) and we had worked there several summers ago. Since I wanted to put a link in the newsletter, I checked out his website.  Imagine my surprise when I discovered that his ranch and ministry headquarters was in ANADARKO, OK. The very same Anadarko, OK, where we are currently parked.  How crazy is that???? Not surprisingly, Brian (the director here at Oakridge) is friends with Lew, and he was able to arrange for a last minute visit!
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Super fun connection! I just love it when God reminds me how we’re all connected!

Little Voices

Two of our SOWER couples are pulling out tomorrow and heading home,  so we had a lovely end-of-project luncheon today. After we had eaten we went around the table and each of us shared something we were thankful for.
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Family and the Oakridge community were high on the list of thanksgiving. I am indeed thankful for those things. But my thankfulness this day was headed in a slightly smaller direction.
While Lana and I were busy putting up Christmas decorations,
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three little ones were busy playing in the background.


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Listening to those little cousins playing and giggling and yes, sometimes even squabbling, did this Gramma’s heart good!

Four Days until Waco (3 grandboys)
Forty One Days until Columbus (7 grandkiddos)

Seeing the country……Serving our Lord!