Sunday, October 19, 2014

View Out The Front Window October 19, 2014

We had a great travel day from Prevost in Mira Loma, California to Amazing Grace Holiness Tabernacle in Atwater, California. It was an absolutely beautiful drive of about 345 miles. I stopped one time at a rest area about 4 hours into the drive to walk some and work the kinks out of my joints. Other than that short stop we kept the hammer down and our nose pointed mostly north.

We pulled into Amazing Grace Tabernacle's new location about 4:00. We were so busy getting parked, setting up, hugging friends and touring the new church that I neglected to get proper pictures out the front window of the BoggsMobile. These pictures of Kelly Jo pulling in the parking lot will have to suffice for this week.

The new church is beautiful. The building was in very rough shape when they purchased it earlier this year and they have worked a bunch to get to this point. The sanctuary was completely gutted and you can tell from the few pictures below that it is wonderful to behold now.

I can not tell you how good it is to see Pastor Jared Burris and his family. These are some of the finest folks in the world and some of our dearest friends.

Isn't it beautiful?

We will have many more pictures later in the week. We are looking forward to revival starting today and the dedication service on Saturday at noon.

Of course we had to eat a little bite with our friends before bed time.

I hope you have a good Sunday.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Goodbye 28 and Hello 29

Hey friends!  This is Odie and as Dad told you Tuesday I am now 29 years old. That is not old by some standard but it is the oldest I have ever been! I am very thankful for the blessings of God. He has blessed me with a great 29 years and lots of adventure. I am excited to see what lies ahead for me. Only God sees the BIG picture. 

Right now I am holding tight to 29!!

My Mamaw sent this picture Tuesday.  It was taken at my grandparents on my birthday. It reminds me of the promises of God. I am standing firm on His promises. 

Thank you to all of my friends who brightened my week with your birthday wishes. I truly appreciate your calls, texts,voicemails, comments, FaceTime calls, videos and emails! Your thoughtfulness still puts a smile on my face!  I am truly abundantly blessed with great friends and family. I love you all!!

The Boggs crew in Ohio do not need an excuse to meet up and eat. They called Tuesday to let me know they were celebrating my birthday at Papaw's barn, even though I am in California.  I am glad they had a good time celebrating the longest loved granddaughter and niece!  Here are some pics they sent me. 

Isaac, Karen and Steve 

Holly and Lauren

 Luke and Theresa 

Tommy and Jonas 

Lisa, Mamaw and Papaw

Another view of the rainbow from Theresa's phone.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Revival In Pictures - Bloomington, California

We had another great service Thursday night. God was touching people in the altar service and we are always so thankful for that. There is absolutely nothing we can do with some of the messes we have made of our lives but nothing is too hard for God. The amazing grace of God can save, heal and deliver right in the midst of sorrow, pain and destruction. Praise God for His wonderful power and grace to transform lives in 2014.

We have one more service in Bloomington tonight at 7:30. There is no telling what God is going to do in this place.We are enjoying our time with Pastor Deatherage and his folks. I am sincerely impressed with their burden for the lost and hurting. I love that! It is our pleasure to be here and be a part of it for a week.

Today we are planning to take the bus to a Prevost shop in Mira Loma about 11 miles from the church. We have an appointment at 7:00 AM to have this window replaced.

It is fogging between the window panes and it will only get worse with time. The old window did the same thing about 3 years ago and finally got so bad I could not see the mirror. I had it replaced at Prevost Nashville in February of 2012 but now this one is doing the same thing. Prevost is going to eat the cost of the window and hopefully part of the labor as well. At 2 1/2 years it is not covered by warranty but a quality window with a quality installation should last much longer than that. Especially considering the amount I paid in 2012. I will let you know how it goes.

Since this is a picture post it is time to get to the pictures. I hope you enjoy.


Pastor: Bro. and Sis. Deatherage

Yeah, we found a place and had a few tacos this week. Excellent!

A few more tacos!

Passion Fruit

The drive up to Lytle Creek