Saturday, June 22, 2024

Odie's June Morgan Family Visit

Hey Friends,

This is Odie reporting in for a Saturday post. I hope this finds you doing well today.

Earlier this month, I spent a few exciting days with my Morgan side of the family. My Mamaw and Papaw, Martha and Eugene Boggs, offered to take me from Waynesville to Hillsboro. We stopped first at Ponderosa for a delicious meal. It was so good that I forgot to take pictures of it.

Then we ventured on to my Gran and Papaw's. Most of the morgan crew stopped by that night to see me. It is always fun to spend time with the family in Hillsboro.

Below are some pictures that I captured on my visit.




Courtney and Odie.

Karliegh Jo having fun with her Dad.

Dinner fun with Pap Pap and Karleigh Jo.

Family time.

Trever and Kolby.

Kayla and Kolby.

Gran and Kolby.

I met the latest addition to our family, Kolby Lee Yeager.


The little man of the hour.


I got in as many baby cuddles as I could during my visit.

Karleigh Jo enjoyed figuring out my wheelchair on this visit.

Jackson wanted Lion to sit in my chair, too.

The Princess got brave enough to sit in the chair.

Pap Pap had to give Lion a guitar lesson before church.

Jackson wanted a picture with both of his animals.

Church time.

Uncle Danny.

Courtney and Odie.

The Yeager family of three.

Kayla and Odie.

My friend Sandy and I had matching purses.

Judy and Odie.

Karleigh Jo and Jackson.


Kolby Lee Yeager

Seth and Odie, this was Seth's 17th birthday.

Kolby's Papaw Rusty stopped in to see him.

Courtney and Odie.

Jackson wanted a wheelchair ride.

Jackson built  Gran and Pap Pap's house with his magnets. 

Jackson and Odie.

Odie and Karleigh Jo.


I love being with Papaw Danny and Gran. 

That wraps up my June Morgan family time. Too soon, the visit came to an end, and I had to say goodbye. I am already looking forward to next time. I am blessed with a fantastic family!

Thanks for reading. I will see you next time.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Summer Revival Series, Friday Night Revival, Boggs Family Ministries

Last Friday we posted the first in our Summer Revival Series. It was an audio only recording of a sermon I preached the night before at our home church, Dryden Rd. in Dayton Ohio.

Tonight we plan to continue the Summer Revival Series with a live stream service. Before we took the bus to Tennessee, we unloaded a little of our sound equipment at Odie’s house. Kelly set that up along with her old Yamaha P120 which now belongs to Odie.

It is set up in Odie’s second bedroom, which is the room we moved in when I was released from rehab after the stroke. KJo has completed a lot of work to convert it into our temporary church and video room. 

Our last regular revival in the United States was the week before Thanksgiving. In fact, we ended Monday night before Thanksgiving. The PA system has been inactive since then and it is good to get some of it out.

We plan to go live about 8 o’clock Eastern tonight, Friday, June 21, Hopefully through the link below. It has been quite a while since we have posted any live stream, so please forgive us if we have a few bugs along the way.

If the link does not get you there, you can go to our YouTube page, click the live button and it will take you to the proper place.

It may take us a few minutes to get the sound to acceptable levels but we will get it by God’s grace. We will have some singing, hopefully, some preaching and then we will pray for folks before we close. I imagine we will be less than an hour for this first live service. 

We would love for you to invite others and join us live if possible. If you cannot join us live, the service will be archived to watch anytime later at your convenience.

We are excited about having revival services this summer while we are staying close to home. Thank you for praying for us and we hope to see you soon.


Thursday, June 20, 2024

It Is Done! And I Feel Good About It

We made it! By God’s grace the deed is done. The BoggsMobile is now in Vonore Tennessee at Jeff Rowe’s shop in good hands.  

I was up way too early Tuesday morning in anticipation of the day’s events but did not begin preparing until after 6:00. In the mean time I was trying to prepare myself and the Lord was ministering to me. It was a lovely few hours. πŸ™ŒπŸ½

The bus cranked fine, aired up normally, the brakes released completely and we were off like a herd of turtles. KJo and my Dad followed the first 8 miles and then we attached the Jeep and took off in earnest. 

We timed Cincinnati right for a change and had no traffic slowdowns in Cincy, Lexington or Knoxville. Hallelujah! The only traffic glitch was south of Jelico near the Rocky Top exit. We probably lost 30 minutes there due to construction. 

We drove 322 miles and arrived at 3:30 for a total of 6 hours and 40 minutes including a few stops. I felt confident and competent driving the bus with no problems and I am thankful for that. 

My body responded afterward like I expected but we are trusting that gets better with time. I feel about half dead, but at least I’m not twice dead and plucked up by the roots.πŸ˜‚

We are incredibly thankful for the Lord‘s help. This is probably my biggest non-spiritual accomplishment since the strokeπŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Feeling comfortable driving the bus is a necessary step in moving forward. Thank y’all for praying for us. 

This gives us the confidence to try some more. We believe if we travel shorter distances and allow more time for travel, we may actually swing into something near normal. That is exciting. 

We started home in the Jeep Tuesday evening and finished Wednesday. It is nice to have that trip behind us. Thank you for dropping in.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

A Word For Wednesday, Don’t Condemn Me, Is That What The Bible Says?

Good Morning! Thank you for joining us today. We are so happy to bring you A Word For Wednesday. A few moments ago I posted A Word for Wednesday on our YouTube Channel. Please give it a listen and leave us a comment here or on YouTube. 

A common phrase today is Don't Condemn Me! There is no condemnation for me. I am in Christ so you have no right to condemn me. The idea is I can live however I want and do whatever I want. I am not under condemnation. But is that what the Bible says?

It does say
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus

But we must read the rest of the text!

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

We are in Christ, walking in the Spirit and not walking in the flesh and the devil has nothing on us! It does not give us liberty to do anything we want to do and forbid anyone to correct us or teach us.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Sometimes Duty Comes Due

You may have wondered about the bus being in a different position in Sunday's picture. Of course, there is a reason for that.

Sometimes Duty Comes Due

The bus had not been started since I moved it out of the barn and drove it about 5 miles near the end of March. We need to get it to Jeff Rowe in Vonore, Tennessee this week, so we needed to get it ready to travel. 

That became the focus of our Saturday.  

There are legitimate concerns about a diesel fuel tank sitting too long without any activity. That concern includes condensation adding water to the fuel and also the possibility of fungus growing in the tank. Water in diesel fuel is always bad and the fungus clogs the fuel filters and shuts you down. 

I added the appropriate fuel treatments back in February, but I treated the fuel tank again on Friday. After getting the engine running Saturday I let it run a few hours to make sure the treated fuel was completely circulated. 

Then I pulled up to Odie‘s house, we unloaded some PA equipment there and then I pulled it back down to the parking lot and turned it around. 

Originally, we had planned to take the bus to Tennessee on Monday. However, after a long day of preparation Saturday and knowing our responsibilities for Sunday, we decided to finish some of the work on Monday and make the drive on Tuesday by God’s grace. 

I have driven the BoggsMobile over 240,000 miles so 300 miles is like a walk in the park. But I am a little apprehensive since the bus has been mostly sitting in one place since December 20. 

This has never happened before. Even when I was sick with Covid we took the bus someplace about every 30 days to keep it limbered up. That was not possible this time. Hopefully, prayerfully and carefully we will try. 

Please pray that the bus runs well and the trip goes smoothly. We plan to drive the Jeep back home and leave the bus with Mr. Jeff Rowe a few weeks.

You are probably thinking, what happened to trying to avoid traveling long distances to allow my body to build up strength to do it? That is a completely legitimate question. 

I am not sure the answer is completely legitimate, but it makes sense to us. When we are ready to hit the road, the bus needs to be in the best shape it can be for a 29.5 year old bus. Therefore getting the bus worked on takes preeminence and, unfortunately, it must be done. 

If all goes well, we will arrive in Tennessee this evening and be back home on Wednesday. Either way, I have A Word For Wednesday ready to go tomorrow. 

Thank you for praying for us.



Monday, June 17, 2024

The Weekend Dispatch 6/17/24

I think we need to begin the Weekend Dispatch all the way back on Wednesday evening. KJo and I arrived home at about 8:00 and we enjoyed a great visit with family on Odie's west facing porch.

Thursday was capped off with attending our home church and having a chance to preach at our Pastor's request. I posted the audio Friday evening as the first installment of our Summer Revival Series.

Odie snapped some pictures Thursday night.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday were all spent trying to get caught up at home from being gone and preparing for the days ahead. More on that in the coming days.

Odie attended a bridal shower and part of a Kids Krusade next door.

Sunday we enjoyed time with our church family and spending time together. It was a super great day and we loved it. 

I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day.

Thank you.