Tuesday, May 21, 2019

On The Road Again Newsletter May 2019

It is way past time for Odie's Newsletter and we finally mailed it from Claremore, OK Friday. Some folks have already received it by snail mail.

You should be able to read it easily by clicking on this link. May 2019 On The Road Again Newsletter. It should open up as a PDF. I hope you enjoy.

I will tell you all the details later, but we did make it to Ohio Monday evening. I dropped Odie off at her driveway at 7:00 PM and parked the BoggsMobile by the barn.

Thank you for checking in with us today.


Monday, May 20, 2019

Our Weekend In The Rearview Mirror 5/20/19

Friday and Saturday we did not have revival services, but we did manage to stay busy. The first thing on the agenda was re-securing the roof air conditioner shrouds on top of the bus Friday morning. It had been a while since we had done that and when I was washing the roof Monday I noticed that three of them had new cracks.

AC #1, #2 and #4 had new broken places. #4 had a crack at one of the screws and will have to be replaced in the future. It has never been replaced or re-secured in any way before this. Hopefully, we bought a few months of time before replacement by taping up the new cracks and retaping over the screws.

KJ blends in with the pecan trees.

Reflection of the church steeple.

Kelly Jo helped me prepare to get some bookwork completed and then she and Odie spent some time in Tulsa kicking around while I tried my best to bring that bookwork pile into a manageable form.

We also managed to eat some Mexican food along the way and we ate Rib Crib Friday evening and Chili's Saturday evening with church folks too.

Sunday we were with all of our friends at Claremore for both services again. It was a great Sunday capped off with a wedding shower after church.

We did not go on in revival at Westside, so the plan was to go to Weir, Kansas Monday and Tuesday. However, the National Weather Service Severe Storm Prediction Center is forecasting the high probability of very severe weather with hail and tornadoes possible Monday evening and Tuesday.

We decided to flee the wrath to come and Bro. Fellers agreed. By 10:30 Sunday night we had pulled out of Westside and pointed the bus toward the east. We drove 201 miles in a little over three hours and we are parked for a few hours at a rest area near Conway, Missouri.

I am on my way to bed now. Hopefully, we can rest a few hours and finish the drive by Monday night. We have a lot to do in order for the tent trailer to be ready to roll so an extra day or two in the barn will not hurt us any.

That is all. Thank you for joining us.


Sunday, May 19, 2019

View Out The Front Window 5/19/19

This has been our view out the front window this week at Westside Holiness in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Here are the links to our posts from this last week.

Thank you for dropping by to read our Mile Marker today. May God bless you with a wonderful Sunday and a great week.


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Congratulations Class of 2019

Hey Friends,

This is Odie reporting in from Claremore, Oklahoma. We have enjoyed a fabulous week at Westside Holiness Church. These people have been our dear friends for a long time. It is a blessing to see God helping them. It is extra special to be in Claremore with Bro. Jimmy, Sis. Shauna, Carli and Landon Millikin in their new role as Pastor here. 

Westside church has had a great impact on many lives for many years. We are excited to see what God has planned for Westside under their leadership!

Class of 2019
It is graduation season and we have many friends that are graduating from high school or college. It is a huge milestone. I am super proud of each of them and their accomplishments! Congratulations to every senior of 2019!

In our close immediate families, we have four graduates. On both the Morgan and Boggs sides of the family, we have a high school graduate and college graduate. There is a lot of celebrating going on.

Hunter Travis Morgan graduates this month from Whiteoak High School. It seems like only yesterday that we were waiting for him to be born. Hunter brought great joy as the first grandson on the Morgan side of the family. Time has flown by and Hunter has plans to begin college this fall at Wilmington College. 

Hunter has always been my buddy. I have lots of great memories of his childhood. His love of animals was fascinating to me. He was a fun kid! Growing up we always played like Hunter was my pet tiger. Today I still lovingly call him Tiger.

I was so happy when another nephew, Jonas Keith Boggs came into the world. I can not believe that he is already approaching his high school graduation. Jonas will graduate from Waynesville High School on Memorial Day weekend. He is planning to attend the University of Cincinnati this fall. 

Jonas was a precious,  “perfect” little boy growing up. It was almost as if he did nothing wrong. Uncle Steve jokingly called Jonas “Baby Jesus”. We have had a lot of fun with that title over the years. 

Jonas was a loving kid. It thrilled me that he liked to spend time with me, his older cousin. He was always so sweet and quick to give me a compliment or lend a helping hand. Jonas did something as a small boy that still makes me laugh today. He loved to push me over and he would then happily sit on me! I do not have a clue why that was his favorite seat. My cousins just like to push me around. 😀

Now for our two college graduates. They both completed their classes in December, but they walked for their graduations this month. 

Kayla Jo Morgan graduated from Wilmington College last weekend. She now holds a degree in Chemistry, a certified science nerd. Kayla definitely worked extremely hard to reach this accomplishment! She was a committed student.

Her prayers for a job were answered very quickly. God gave Kayla a great job at a company close to home. Now she is planning a fall wedding.  Her life is full of new adventures. It is an exciting time!

Lauren Elizabeth Osborn graduated on May 4th from Ohio University. Baby Lauren is the baby granddaughter on the Boggs side and a very sweet part of our family. She will always be “ Baby Lauren” to my Dad. 

Now she has obtained a degree in her field of choice, Retail Marketing. She spent 4 months in Maui, Hawaii working at an internship to complete her requirements for graduation.

Lauren is a great worker. The company where she served as an intern, offered her a manager position. They have moved her to Key West. She will be in Florida for at least a year managing two stores.

Life has happened in the blink of an eye. My baby cousins are grown. I am proud of them for accomplishing their dreams. Hunter and Jonas are separated by three weeks in age and I have watched them go through life at the same pace. Kayla and Lauren are just a month apart in age. It has been neat to watch them grow into ladies. 

Hunter, Jonas, Kayla and Lauren, I pray for you that you place God in the center of your life. Make Him your Lord! No matter what life holds for you, know that God will always be with you! Family and friends are only a call or a text away, but the Lord is even closer to you. He is ever listening for your calls to Him. I love all of you so very much and you brighten my life with your presence! 

Thank you, friends, for reading as I celebrate my cousins' graduations. Have a great weekend. 


Friday, May 17, 2019

Revival In Pictures-Claremore, OK

As I mentioned yesterday, we are enjoying a blessed revival at Westside in Claremore, Oklahoma. God has been moving in lives and we have stood back in amazement.

We have nearly been overwhelmed with wonderful fellowship from across this whole area. So many churches and Pastors have visited revival and blessed the revival and we are thankful to them and to God. They have been a huge encouragement.

We will not be having a service tonight. We need to break for a graduation ceremony tonight that takes in most of the people in the church. We do plan to be back here at Claremore both services Sunday by God's grace. I am absolutely sure that God has more great things in store for revival.

You came today for Revival In Pictures, so here you go. I hope you enjoy.