Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Mobile Trail

 This morning our little Ford Focus tried to be a snow mobile. Krysta and I were driving to my mom's house. Without thinking I took a wrong turn in town.

I said,"Oh, what was I thinking?"

I turned to the left then got ready to turn left again a couple blocks later. Krysta said, "Go straight ahead! See that road!"

It looked like a road. I kept driving straight ahead. All went well for a block or so. It soon became obvious . . . I was on the snow mobile trail!

"This is the snow mobile trail! I yelped. "Not the road!"

I stopped and backed up. Somewhere along the way I got off the tracks.

We called Ellis. He didn't answer. We called the store where he was going to eventually
meet a customer. We got the answering machine and yelled a message just to be sure he
could hear from the back office.

What did we do before cell phones?

We would have had a long walk.

Ellis called back. We told him the dilemma. He laughed. He brought the four wheel drive pick-up
and a tow rope. I like a tow rope and a four wheel drive pick-up in the snow.

Krysta and I were grateful beyond words.

We went on our way rejoicing!

I hope the guys on snow mobiles won't be too mad.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Luke 1:46 - 55

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:

    for, behold,

        from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;
        and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm;

        he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats,

        and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things;
       and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

Every December I try to memorize these verses. 
Today I read about God's promise to Abraham when he was called
to leave what was comfortable and familiar and go to a new country.

January 2016,  might feel like a new beginning . . .
     leaving what is comfortable and familiar.
          God is with us in the New Year.

Psalm 150

 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary:
     praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts:
     praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet:
     praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance:
     praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals:
     praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
     Praise ye the Lord.