Monday morning meanderings. Vol.60 (Wednesday)

October 22, 2008 at 8:40 pm 2 comments

The great weather has gone away for a few days, replaced by 30 mph winds with gusts to 40+, and some rain too.  I have gotten really spoiled by the weather here as it is has been so good most of the months we have been here.  The wind is the part I struggle with the most because it blows the trailer around some.  Oh well, good with bad.  The better weather will be back this weekend.

Item one.Linda left from OKC Monday to spend some time with her family in Oregon and then up to Washington to be with the kids and grandkids.  She is having a good time.  We couldn’t remember the last time she spent time alone with her parents so this is a good thing for all of them.  I miss having her here but will join her in Washington the end of the month.

Item two.  We have been doing quite a bit of travelling the last few days.  We drove up into the Oklahoma panhandle (Guyman) to bring an older 5th wheel back here for some friends.  It was a 400+ round trip. Then Monday the 300 mile RT to Oklahoma City for some business and to the airport, than yesterday a 2 hour RT up to Canadian, Texas to a meeting.  A little unusual to be out and about this much but always good to get on the road and see the country.

Item three.  For those of you in Washington, did you ever expect to see the Seattle Times endorsing a Republican for Governor?  I was so suprised to find this endorsement in the Times last week.  Even a liberal paper like the Times can see that in these times of economic upheaval we can’t have a liberal running the state. 

Item four.  Why are young evangelicals supporting Barack Obama for prez?  Apparently even the abortion issue is not enough to overcome the dissatisfaction with the status quo.  Look here for survey.

Item five.  We Christians are so often smug about the sins of others while ignoring our own.  In spite of an almost universal belief in free grace we are not very free with it.  This post is a must read.  Find it HERE.

Item six. Here is a fun fall post from friend Rachel in Kansas.  It has lots of pictures and shows just how nice it can be out here in the fall.  Find it Here (especially like the finger pics!)  Rachel’s sister, Kaylee has moved to Pennsylvania and posts a lot of pictures of her new life too.  Find her HERE.  Kaden Cronquist is 3, 3 weeks that is.  Cool looking kid, right HERE.  Son Brad has several new posts as well on a variety of subjects.  Find him HERE. Good to see these young people doing so well and following Jesus.

Well, need to get on to other things.  Have a great rest of the week.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Your Wife  |  October 23, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Been thinking a lot about grace today – wanting to be a person who, in “older” age, gives more grace rather than being a person who gets more rigid and less grace-giving. While at the family farm today I was reminded of the grace-giving example of my gram and pop. They just accepted people – plan and simple – prayed for those who needed the love of Christ in their lives, then gave of His love to those they prayed for. Sitting at the breakfast table and listening to my pop pray for his family, by name, was a powerful example of love and acceptance.

    The link to the “confession” was a good reminder of the many ways in which we have forgotten how much grace we need, how much grace we have been given, and how often we miss the opportunity to give grace to others.

    Father, forgive me for seeing others through my eyes rather than yours. Thank you that you see me through your eyes and not through the standard that I so often set up for others, failing to remember that I so often miss the mark myself. Thank you for your GREAT GRACE.

  • 2. amanda  |  October 23, 2008 at 9:08 am

    wish i’d known you were traveling that direction, Gert just left OK for AB with a BIG load on and sat most of the weekend in Tulsa.

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