Monday, July 16, 2018

A Posting Explanation

Today is the beginning of some scheduled time off.

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The last few years Odie has covered for me on Mile Markers when I have been unable to post while gone for missions or on other trips without much internet. That has worked really well. A little problem has developed with that working situation though.

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Odie has decided to go with us on a little trip this year! 

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What in the world? How is that going to work, Odie? Who is going to take care of the blog if you are out of phone signal and out of pocket with us?

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I heard nothing but the sound of crickets when I ask her that question. Notice Odie's smiling face has no ears.

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That means there are going to be some days over the next two weeks when there may not be a blog at all or it may only be a picture or two. There will be many of those days when we will have no phone signal and others where I will limit by computer time by design. It is vacation after all.

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Never fear, I have a weekend weview post ready to publish tomorrow, vintage pictures Wednesday, reunion pictures ready to go up and a few other things along the way, so there will be some activity for sure. I think we are covered this week. Who knows, I may even feel inspired to write something profound the second week. 

Yeah, right, that would be new.

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Anyway, thank you for joining us. We do appreciate all the millions of people that will be tuning in each day to see if we have posted. It is very humbling. 
😌 😜 



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Our View Out The Front Window July 15, 2018

Here is our view out the front window at a rest area in Kansas Sunday night.

This pictures may be the same rest area or it could be in Missouri the next night, I am not sure. I may have missed Missouri.

This is our view out the front window while in the barn at the Lazy OD Ranch.

Here is one final view from our hotel near the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport.

We hope to be in Seattle at India Christian Assembly by church time this morning. It should be a great day.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Visit With Javonia Searcy

Hey Friends,

This is Odie reporting in from Ohio. It is great to be home for a few days and enjoy my little home. I am trying to get settled in some more. The majority of that will take place in a couple weeks when we have a longer stay in Ohio. 

We have a big adventure that we are about to embark upon tomorrow. I can not wait to share it with you later. I will just say my bags are packed, I am excited and the fun is about to start.

Last month during two revivals in Oklahoma we were able to see Bro. Rickey, Sis. Sharon and Javonia Searcy. It was so great to see our dear friends again!

Our crazy schedule prevents us from seeing them often. Our families have been connected for years and they have been a huge blessing to us. I love them so much and I am so thankful for their friendship!

The star of their family is Javonia. She brightens the room with her presence. I wrote about Javonia several years ago. You can see that post by clicking here

Javonia is a friend I received because our families were friends. It is difficult to remember my life without our Javonia. She has been a blessing to me so many times. 

Javonia has been my encourager many times. She will tell me when she thinks I am doing good. Also Javonia is not afraid to tell me when she thinks I might be doing something wrong! I cherish our moments we get to be together. 

Life has given Javonia a different set of challenges than mine, but that has not stopped her from living life to the fullest. Javonia is a dreamer and always planning her future. She is always wanting to reach a life milestone before I reach them. 😀

Javonia will always get older before me. She can pave the way for me. I am 8 years behind her. This year she hit the big 40 mark and she is proud of her age! Javonia has taught me to take life as it comes. Her example reminds me to embrace life,  enjoy the ride and smile.

Javonia Christine Searcy, thank you for being my friend! I love you more than I can put into words. God definitely put you in my path to encourage me. Girl, keep on smiling and encouraging others. You are awesome and I am blessed to call you my friend!

I hope reading about my precious friend brought you a smile. Do you have a friend that encourages without knowing they are doing it? Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope you have a great weekend!


Friday, July 13, 2018

Revival In Pictures - Tent Revival In Colorado Springs

Today we have a Revival In Pictures post from the tent revival in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We had a wonderful time with the Souls Harbor Church and Pastor Paul Thomas and Pastor Gary Thomas.

We had six services including Sunday morning under the tent and each service was good. We had people praying for salvation and people getting help from the Lord all week. We heard many great testimonies there and have heard some more since we left. Praise God for His mighty help.

We had preached at Souls Harbor one time while passing through Colorado Springs in 2010. They had attended our revivals for Pastor James McCoy in Castle Rock, Colorado the last few years and I was thrilled when they called about tent revival.

I was not sure at first if I could fit them in this summer, but the one possible date worked for them and the rest is history. Now we can see it was God's timing. The extra driving and extra work was absolutely worth watching what God performed in lives!

I hope you enjoy the Revival In Pictures. Thank you for dropping by today.