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Saturday
Aug012015

New Beginnings… The Traveling Vagabond – Day 10 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

    his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning;

    great is your faithfulness.

 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

    “therefore I will hope in him.”

Lamentations 3:22-24 (ESV)

 

Today Levi and I hit the open road.  We are going on a father/ son journey across the country to make memories that will last a lifetime.  It is a real gift that we can do this.

 Terri and Caleb are in Virginia and Monday they will fly out to the Dominican Republic.  We started doing missions in a squatters community in Bani about 15 years ago.  Quickly Pastor Esdras, his wife Ellen and their three children became close friends.  Here we were from a very wealthy county in Maryland and they were amongst the poor, yet our relationship grew so close that we did not even notice the difference.  Esdras and I became peers, Ellen and Terri became pastor wives buddies and our kids really love each other.  For $130 each way we discovered we can fly Terri and Caleb to hang out with them (Terri for a week and a half, Caleb for almost three weeks)

Transition seasons are unique.  Our flesh wants fear to guide such a time, especially when we have no idea where we will end up.  Believe me, we wake up everyday with that temptation

Instead, we are trying to ask, what can we uniquely do in this season that we could not do any other time.  Hence the cross country trip and the DR trip.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

    his mercies never come to an end;

How can you not love a God like this?  This is what we miss when we turn our eyes inward.  God is constant, He does not change.  He really really loves His children and His Grace is endless

they are new every morning;

    great is your faithfulness.

When you wake up every morning, we need to meditate on this verse.  It is a day and a season of new beginnings

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

    “therefore I will hope in him.”

God is everything we need.  Let us be like the psalmist, to learn to be satisfied only in Him.

 

Travel Schedule

Hit the open road at 9 am

Lunch in Flagstaff – our family has some great memories there, so it will be a real treat for Levi and I

End up in Cortez Co where we will rest in preparation for Messa Verde National Park in the morning.  

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