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This is the Great Adventure

The phrase I keep repeating to Dennis is, “I can’t believe we live here.” When I thought of Arizona in the past I thought of desert, dust and golf courses. When we visited Kingman the first time and then the second, I thought, I always wanted to live near mountains but these didn’t seem like serious mountains. We moved here based mostly on the hospital. Kingman Regional Medical Center has terrific leadership and they are eager to move forward in the medical world.We stepped out in faith we obeyed God not really sure what He has planned for our next move.

When you ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior or when you do something that seems crazy in your head but you know in your heart seems right, you obey and trust. The great thing about obedience is that it always works out better than we expect.

Philippians 1:6 (msg) There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. Oh the joy that fills us when we believe and we see!

Isaiah 55:8-9 (nkj) “ For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
“ For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

We had no idea what we were moving to! This is a wonderland of outdoor activity. Saturday we jumped in our plane and headed to Sedona.

I love flying!
The town of Sedona
The pilot flying
Here is Sedona from 9000 ft


We couldn’t land because of the strong winds. We enjoyed it from the sky!

Sunday after church, which is also better than we had hoped! We set out to explore the Hualapai Mountains, which I told you is just west of Kingman. There we discovered , hiking trails, mountain bike trails, camps, horseback riding and views beyond belief.

Gus loves adventures
Oh my loving man!
little gusty

See the valley in the background? That's where we live 🙂
Flowers blooming
Gus, me and Kingman in the background

Off I go to start my week. I hope this long post wasn’t too much. We’re just loving life!


A New Day

Thanks to Pastor Jan Schmitt I’ve been hooked on the book of Romans lately. By the way, that woman can bring it! I find it amazing that as Paul wrote to the Romans they were doing and going through the same stuff we are today. Ah, what a human race! In chapter 2 he really is getting after us. He says in verse 5, “But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.”

I’m an exhorter, I don’t like corrective scripture, I focus on stuff like, “Phil 1:4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy. Oh yes, I like hanging out in the joy of the Lord. Joy, joy, joy! Sometimes God makes me visit and revisit correction and that dirty word, discipline. So, if I have to you might as well visit with me.

I’m surrounded by nice. The city of Kingman is “nice”. Everyone is so kind. Paul doesn’t seem so nice. He’s pretty bossy!

So I ask the question, what is going on in our “impenitent hearts”? Not only are we unrepentant we have things in our hearts that we refuse to do anything about. We just leave it as it is, it’s easier that way. Don’t talk about it, it’s not nice. I’m not pointing fingers, I’m shaking it right back at myself. Today, I’m searching my impenitent heart, making changes. Come on, come clean!! Tiptoe into the world of correction and change your mind. There is certainly joy in that adventure.

This was going to be the blog I displayed the pictures of my house, it turned into something different. Stay tuned! Well, I’m off to a new day. Change seems to be a recurrent theme, I’m going to keep moving with it.

Thanks again Jan!