Monday, August 31, 2009

"In God we Trust..."?

Do we? Should we? What's the significance of this motto for the average American? Regardless, NBC has a poll they're doing on their website at this moment: Should the motto "In God we trust" be kept or taken off of the US dollar? Give it your vote at

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Colorado & Wyoming

We flew in to Denver yesterday, and drove up to Douglas, Wyoming, where Ben was born back in 1980...we're sharing at the church my dad first pastored when he got out of seminary back in the late 70's. You can see farmland in this picture and the Rockies in the far background...what a beautiful Creation!
Here we are in Wyoming already, the badlands I suppose...this is right off an exit...kinda funny how there's not much around, just lots of land (flat land at that), some cattle, and wildlife.

You know, once it got dark, there was this strange feeling that came over us...we're in the middle of nowhere in Wyoming, cel phones don't get reception in some places, and there's no one or nothing to be seen for miles...even a single light in the darkness. It was an overwhelming feeling, but it also makes one think of God's presence being everwhere at all we really believe that? Do I really believe it? If so, I have nothing to fear in the darkness, this is God's amazing Creation, and we are His creatures; He will always care for us.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Much needed rest...

Yes, traveling can be quite tiring...sometimes we do it in the car (except for the driver, of course!)...other times, a nap here or there, and mostly at night. One thing is sure: without sleep, and your prayers, we couldn't do this long trip this summer! Thanks for keeping us in your prayers as we finish our summer trip come September. God is good, and God is faithful!
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Monday, August 10, 2009

In Western NY State

At one of the families we had dinner with in Olean, NY, their cat was looking out from the fence, wishing it could be free from prison! At least, that's what it looked like. :-) Not to worry, this cat runs free wherever and whenever it likes. (Nice cat, Paul & Pat).

So here Caleb and Daddy were thinking about getting in the water...Caleb was ready, but not daddy. We were at a wedding and couldn't really go for a swim at that point!
These pictures are of us blueberry picking! Caleb, of course, ate all that he picked...but if he put some in the bucket, they eventually got dumped! He enjoyed watching them fall out of his bucket and step on them--making blueberry juice in the grass with his feet!

This is Caleb running from Nana Smith! :-) He must have taken her blueberries!
During dinner one evening, we had a live alto saxophone performance by a talented jazz musician (who is our friend), Isaac, and as you can tell, Caleb was transfixed! Thanks Isaac, and thanks Paul and Pat for the wonderful food and fellowship!!

Caleb riding Norman

Caleb had a blast riding Nana Smith's horse! Thanks Nana!