Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Our Weekend In The Review Mirror April 30

Sorry about the post/non-post yesterday. There was no way to pull it all together, post it, get rest and drive all day again Monday. However, I knew if I did not post at all, my Mothers across America would be jumping to drastic conclusions as to our whereabouts and health. Yes, I did say Mother(s) plural, you know who you are.😀

I think I should begin the weekend report after church Thursday night as we closed revival at Tunnel Hill in Owensburg, Indiana. I posted pictures of the revival Friday.

As soon as Bro. Lakes said "Amen", KJ broke down the sound system and a few of the men helped me carry it out and load it up. They made quick work of it and soon we were cranking the BoggsMobile and saying goodbye to our friends.

Last week's exit from the parking lot of Calvary in Brooks, KY was difficult because the road is so narrow. The exit at Tunnel Hill is difficult for a different reason. The drive goes down a hill from the church and then pretty abruptly goes back up to meet the road that is a little slanted toward the other direction.

It has the potential to cause us to drag in the back and to high center on the belly of the bus. For my records, this is what I did to make it very easy this time. I removed the Blue Ox hitch from the receiver and then I held to the left side of the drive going down the hill. At the bottom, I turned right sharply to carefully exit the right side of the drive. It was perfecto.

When exiting the church to the right, it is only 4 miles to I-69 and there is a wide concrete shoulder on the southbound exit. Pastor Lakes met us there and helped as we put the hitch back in and hooked up the Green Machine. 15 minutes after we left the church, we were southbound and down. 

We were very thankful for the little break in the downpour of rain while working outside to leave. The break did not hold for long and we drove in the rain most of the way to Nashville. It was only really hard for a few miles and we did see a few miles of nearly dry pavement, so it was not too bad overall.

I-69 is completed to the south side of Evansville, Indiana. We followed it all the way. Then we exited on 41, crossed the river and through the Henderson business district. It becomes limited access again in a couple of miles. Easy-Peasy.

We had no trouble at all and four hours and 15 minutes and 256 miles after we left the church we were pulling into Prevost Nashville to park for the night. It was a little after 2:00 AM eastern time, but we had gained an hour in Evansville.

This short night of travel was significant for us. This was the first time we had traveled at night since the bus coasted to the side of the road with a major breakdown near Houston, Texas January 24 about 9:00 PM at night.

It felt good to get that first post-repair night drive behind us. It felt so good that we also drove Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. What happened to moderation, Davy?!?

We were in Nashville Friday to for the Isaacs Passover event and while we were waiting to follow Ben to the venue Saturday, we had some very important visitors. Sonya's two youngest and Valencia came to sit and play a spell on our bus.

I had already been on their bus making friends while they were eating. I know I am not supposed to eat french fries and I usually do not unless KJ slips me one or two. But when two little ones are competing with one another over who can be more polite to the visitor, I confess to eating a couple, much to their delight.

The Passover Event was lovely. Every moment of the evening was beautiful and informative. We loved it all. Hearing Alison Krauss sing with the Isaacs around one microphone with only Sonya's mandolin, Becky's guitar, Ben's bass and Alison's fiddle was the highlight for us. It will probably stand as a highlight of the decade for me. Indescribable! It was THAT good!

I took a few pictures, but Odie took more and will tell you more about the event, I am sure.


It was late when we finished that night and we hit the road afterward. We only had a few hours to spend at home Saturday so I intended to drive the whole distance that night in order to make the most of it. The short night before caught up with me and we stopped in a rest area for a few hours sleep.

We stopped for fuel at Love's in Sparta, Kentucky. This Love's poured new concrete for their long drive back to the truck islands about 6 months ago. They made the lane oneway during the process and controlled the access with a traffic light. We happened to stop for fuel while that was going on and it was a mess getting in and back out. It took a long time.

6 months later they closed one lane again and brought the traffic lights out of retirement to repour one small section. Would you believe that with all of the places in the country we could be and all the places we could stop for fuel, we happened to turn into Love's in Sparta on both days of construction. 6 months apart!

Yep, that is our way of living. It took a long time again, but we got a laugh out of it.

We spent about 9 hours at home, but to be more accurate, an hour of that was spent in Acapulco with my parents!

Odie did get to spend several hours in her home during the day. I think she enjoyed it. 

I needed to shuffle some sound equipment between the barn and the bus, plus take two of the rack mount item out AND learn how they were wired. I am making some changes that I will tell you about later.

The girls followed me to Hamilton so that they could make a stop on the way and Odie wanted you to see how bright our new LED lights are AND how crooked her pictures are.

We drove to Hamilton Saturday evening to be in position for load in of equipment and church Sunday. We had a great day there with great friends.

We left at 9:40 PM Sunday night headed west. We drove through a few periods of sprinkling rain, but other than that, it was a gorgeous night to drive. 7 hours after we left and 433 miles down the road, we pulled into Flying J in Sullivan, Missouri.

I slept about five hours and after a few minutes, we hit the road. We drove about 6 hours, 422 miles and ended up at Flying J on the north side of Oklahoma City. We are 110 miles from the church in Ardmore. I had hoped to get a little closer before I stopped last night, but I could not do it.

I needed to stop driving while I had a few brains cells still working. Paperwork was piling up on us at the end of the month and we plowed through some of that last night at Flying J. There is more to do, but we made a big dent. We plan to finish the drive this morning and get ready to crank up for four nights of revival.

That takes care of our weekend and Monday. Thank you for dropping by.


Monday, April 29, 2019

Long Day, Short Post

It has been a very long night and no time to tell the story, boys and girls. It is nearly 5:00 AM eastern and the pillow is calling louder than Mile Markers. We left after church Sunday night and drove 7 hours and 433 miles. We will sleep for a few hours and hit it again. We still have a long ways to go. I will try to type out a weekend update for tomorrow.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

View Out The Front Window 4/28/2019

This was our view out the front window overnight Thursday at Prevost Nashville.

This was our view out the front window at a rest area in Kentucky overnight Friday.

This was our view out the front window for about 10 hours Saturday at the Lazy OD Ranch.

Here are the links to our posts from this last week. I put Odie's Saturday Evening Post up late yesterday. I usually post it on Saturday morning even though it is the Evening Post. Kind of like getting the May issue of a magazine in mid-April. 😀

If you missed it, click on the link below.

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


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sis. Evelyn Eason

I am late getting Odie's post up today. Davy

Hey Friends,

Hello this is Odie reporting in from the road. This has been a week packed with revival, travel and fun. I need to read the blog to catch up on the week for myself. 😀 

We will be traveling to Oklahoma over the next few days. Revival begins Tuesday and runs thru Friday night. We are looking forward to a great time with Pastor Brent Moore and the congregation at Ardmore Holiness Church.

Recently one of our dearest friends finished her earthly race. She ran a long race of 94 years! We were honored to call Sis. Evelyn Eason and her late husband, Bro. Jimmy Eason our friends! I am grateful for the privilege of knowing this jewel of a lady. 

Sis. Eason left this world for her Heavenly home! I am thankful that she has achieved her one goal in life of making it to Heaven. She was a prayer warrior that knew her strength came from God. 

In Heaven she was reunited with her husband of over 60 years. I know Bro. Jim and Sis. Evelyn Eason are so glad to be together again. Bro. Eason went to Heaven 10 years ago. They also are with 2 of their 4 children and I believe they are having a grand reunion.

Sis. Eason was a faithful member of Beechfork Holiness Church. She was there every time doors opened until her health failed. She was a  big encouragement in the services. 

The picture below shows her in her seat ready for a wonderful church service. 

The loss of Sis. Eason on earth leaves a gaping hole in the Eason family and The Beechfork Holiness Church family. She will be deeply missed by many! Please join me in praying for them.

Sis Eason had a favorite song that we sang, The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power. We were thrilled to sing it for her many timesShe was happy to be saved by the blood of Jesus and she never lost the wonder of the amazing power of the Blood!

Our last time to be in service with Sis. Eason was on Easter Sunday in 2018. She was excited to be at church! We were so glad to see our dear friend one more time.

Sis. Eason, we love you so very much! Thank you for your friendship to our family. You have been a Godly example to all of us! Your legacy will not be forgotten. We will see you someday soon!

I was thinking about Sis. Eason and I remembered a song sang by Jeff and Sheri Easter. The song is titled She Loved. I think the song fits Sis. Eason perfectly. She loved everyone with all of her heart. I will close with the song lyrics in memory of Sis. Eason. Click here for a video of Jeff and Sheri Easter performing She Loved. Thanks for reading today.


She Loved
Written by Sheri Easter

Someone once asked 
If only you knew 
How short life would be 
What would you do
What would they say 
When God called you home
What would they engrave 
Once you were gone

 I hope they would see 
What I've done in my life 
Who I've cared for 
And how I survived
I hope they'd say 

 She loved more than anything else
 She loved with all of her heart
 She loved everyone she believed in 
She loved...oh she loved 

 She loved the Lord 
And served all her life 
A sacrificial mother
And an honorable wife 
She gave all she had 
And through every trial 
Made life much sweeter 
Because of her smile 

 Everyone will see 
What she's done in her life 
Who she cared for 
And how she survived 
I'm sure they'd say 

She loved more than anything else 
She loved with all of her heart 
She loved everyone she believed in 
She loved...oh she loved 

She loved...everyone she believed in 
She loved..oh she loved 
Oh... she loved

Friday, April 26, 2019

Revival In Pictures-Owensburg, Indiana

We drove tonight (Thursday) after church and it is way past time to lay down for a long winter's nap. That leaves you with pictures from revival this week at Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg, Indiana. Since you came here for Revival In Pictures today, you are in luck.

Thank you for dropping in for a spell. Enjoy!