"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Our first day!
well, we made it through or into 3 states today and we didn't kill each other or leave anybody at a rest stop. The rest of West Texas was pretty much the same as Lubbock. Lots and lots and lots of nothing but fields. There were some pretty stinky towns, such as Amherst. Who knew that cows could smell that bad. Wel, I guess if you have a million of them together, they can't help but smell. Whew, it was really bad. New Mexico has a lot of nothing too, But mixed in were some assorted mountain look-alikes. In Colorado, of course, the scenery got more interesting. The mountains were really pretty. We stopped at a neat diner, similar to the Pumpjack Diner, in Wichita Falls. We all had breakfast for dinner. It was great. The waitress asked if we were from around here! It was just like in the movies! Then she asked where we were from and where we were headed. She told us that she was going to guess by our accent that we were from Tennessee! I laughed. We don't sound anything like Tennesseans. (Is that a word?) It was a good breakfast. The kids enjoyed the motel we stayed at. It had an indoor pool and hot tub. So we all had a good swim before bed. I don't know what it is about being away from home, but I can't sleep in! I still woke up before 7 am! Well, today we leave out for Utah. We will be driving through part of Wyoming and then head to Salt Lake City. More to come later.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
Have you ever felt the need to conceal something? Perhaps you were ashamed of something that you did. Maybe it was a good thing even, but you just did not want anyone to know. Like the fact that you love Barry Manilow, or maybe you were a huge fan of Hee Haw. There is generally something in our lives that we hold very close to the vest and work diligently at not allowing anyone to see, or know.
The passage above was written by the apostle Paul to the church that met in Corinth. Corinth was a town that was renowned for its sinful behavior. Paul could very well have been writing about them in another letter when he said, “they invent ways of doing evil.” Corinth was a place well known for sexual perversion, idolatry, men and wom…
There are some lessons that you learn that are so stupid, you can only learn by doing them... Here are some of mine. (Idea blatantly stolen from TreyMorgan.net)
Never try to unplug a record player with your teeth.Never try to pull two broken ends of an electric fence together without checking to see if the charger is disconnected. (I believe this is how they discovered the transporter beam in Star Trek).Never try to capture a cow by hiding in the hay loft, and placing a loop on the ground for the cow to step in. (Could also be titled little boys cannot fly...)Never try to stand in the upstairs window of your parents roller skating rink and moon people. Never try to jump your bicycle of off the edge of the pool into the water. No matter how much time you think you have before the bus arrives, do not "go behind the tree." Never tell your mother, "Well bless your little heart," in the same sarcastic tone she uses with you when you are whining about something.Never just fal…
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