May 26, 2009

It's a hard life on the road...

"It's a hard life on the road..." I say this tongue and cheek because life on the road for those who enjoy this kind of life do not find it hard but rather refreshing. There are those who enjoy dry camping or boondocking as it is called. This is where you park anywhere without or with limited amenities. I think independent parking is the preferred term. This of course is when you are prepared to dry camp but make use of amenities when they are available. If you know me then you know I am one who prefers amenities. I like to read as well as sit alone in the quiet, but I also like TV (the News, 24, and Lie to Me). So I recently sprung for a VuQube. This is a nice little closed in satellite dish that weighs 15 lbs that you sit outside, and by remote control tune it to operate your Direct or Dish TV receiver. I know! I know! but I enjoy amenities remember.

May 19, 2009

Selah...measure, weigh or consider this...

Someone has said:

Christianity started in Israel, then was taken to Greece and turned into a philosophy. Then it was taken to Rome and turned into an institution. Later it was taken to Europe and became a culture. Finally it was brought to America and made into a business.

In the gospel of Luke he seems to indicate that Jesus intended the church to be a party where all the beloved misfits are welcomed home. That’s grace. That’s the gospel. That’s the good news.

We need to remember what Tony Campolo’s mother used to tell him: “There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us it makes no sense for any of us to criticize the rest of us.”

May 14, 2009

An enjoyable day at Fredricksburg...

Today it was beautiful in San Antonio. I decided to ride out to Fredricksburg on my motorcycle and have lunch with three of my good friends. It had been some time since Michael, Joe, Steven and I had done lunch together. Michael is a local pastor there and Joe and Steven are his two elders. It was so refreshing to sit out on the porch at the Cotton Gin Village and just catch up on what has been happening. It was also enjoyable to be out and about on my motorcycle. This weekend I am at home since I am preaching for my good friend Rick Godwin at Summit Christian Center.

May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Out...better home

Preacher's Wife and I enjoyed a quiet weekend home alone in San Antonio. We celebrated Mother's Day by sleeping in, then waking to a hot cup of dark roasted coffee (Preacher's Wife-Diet Dr. Pepper). We enjoyed reading the Sunday paper then going to brunch at el Jarro. It was our last weekend off for while. In the afternoon while Preacher's Wife took her nap I decided to build a blog about enjoying life's journey. It will be a place I can post about our airstream travel and all the other fun and laughable stuff that happens to us on the road. Enjoying the Journey

May 10, 2009

2009 Mother of the Year Award

2009 Mother of the Year Award goes to a worthy recipient.

2009 Mother Of The Year Award

2009 Mother of the Year

May 9, 2009

Bringing her out of mothballs...

This week Preacher's Wife and I will begin the process of bringing our 34' Airstream out of mothballs. She (the Airstream, not Preacher's Wife) has been stored for the winter and it is time for us to get on the road again. As most of you know we are very active in ministry. Our weekends stay full of ministry opportunities. We love spending as much time as possible in the spring and summer taking the RV and dogs. This is more enjoyable to us than traveling by air and it gives us time to enjoy our lives together. Before we stored the Airstream for winter we decided to remove the couch which was very uncomfortable and install a couple of nice leather chairs and ottoman. We had to remove the batteries and install them on the outside behind the propane tanks. It turned out pretty nice. Anyway, we like it much better. Here are a couple of pictures you might enjoy. We are hoping either this summer or next to have the aluminum trailer stripped and buffed. But until then she is comfortable enough on the inside.

May 3, 2009

Dedication Day

Preacher's Wife and I spent the weekend in Fort Worth. Logan our youngest grandchild was dedicated at church on Sunday. Andrew and Marlie attend church in Keller where they are presently living. It is a real neat church called Hillside, and the pastor is Pete Chiofalo. We really enjoyed our weekend and were glad it worked out where we had a Sunday off and were able to attend.