June 30, 2009
For the last couple of years I have enjoyed blogging here at www.sonofapreacher.com. I enjoy writing about the funny things that happen in my life. I also like to keep family and friends who are interested, informed about what is going on with Preacher's Wife and me in our travel. Lately, I have devoted a little more time to the ministry website www.cficonnection.com. I've felt recently like I wanted to share more of my life and ministry experiences as well as thoughts and different perspectives at this stage in my life. Therefore, I would invite you to bookmark CFI Connection. I will post there from time to time random thoughts in my journey. The most recent thought had to do with "Commitment Being Overrated". You can also follow me at Twitter Ron Corzine I will keep you posted there when a new random thought hits me.
June 24, 2009
As a country boy growing up in north central Texas I never had a dog. I know that seems strange to a lot of people. It even seems strange to me looking back. But my parents both worked and didn't want the responsibility of taking care of a dog or trying to get us to take care of a dog. So I never had any pets. I raised show animals as a four year member of FFA (Future Farmers of America). That was the closest thing to a pet I ever had. But knowing the animial would sell at the annual livestock show I refused to get close. Well now I am a pet lover. Six years ago I fell in love with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Since then we have added to our family. We now have Bo and Jake, and they enjoy each other as much as we enjoy them. This picture is my latest favorite picture of them.
June 23, 2009
I thought Texans were the only ones who flaunted their pride. I discovered while in Alaska that they too are proud of their state especially about their size. I found this T-shirt in a window while shopping. I had already given them enough of my money so I refused buying it.
June 18, 2009
Preacher's Wife and I arrived home this morning around 9:30am. We had a red-eye flight out of Anchorage getting into Dallas at 6:30am. We all know its good to travel and to be away from our regular routine for a while, but it's also good to be home. Bo and Jake greeted us at the door and we couldn't unpack until we caught up on their week's loss of affection. Having been in over 30 countries and being privileged to see so much of the world, the wife and I agreed this was among some of the greatest places we have visited. I will go to work on the all the pictures and post the sight later. I must pack to leave for Albuquerque tomorrow.
June 15, 2009
Today Sitka is our last city before getting off the ship in Anchorage. We just returned from our last wildlife excursion. We saw bald eagles, otters and brown bears, as well as humpback and grey whales. The naturalist said it was a good day of sightseeing as only one in five tours get to see bears or grey whales. We we fortunate. Tomorrow we have a whole day at sea then arrive Wednesday morning in Anchorage. We will spend the day in Anchorage on our own sightseeing before we catch a plane Wednesday evening home for San Antonio. I will get home and organize my pictures then post a website for viewing them all. The internet is 40 cents a minute so I have rationed my time. Of all my travels this is one of the tops and the best.
June 13, 2009
Yesterday the ship docked in Ketchikan and we spent the day seeing the city and going on the Misty Fjords Wilderness excursion. It was 100 miles round trip there and back and we saw some great scenery. Thought you might enjoy the shot of got of the bald eagle. Today we pulled into Juneau and are taking the Alaska Brewing Company and Glacier Gardens tour. Sounds like there may be beer involved. I will keep you posted.
June 12, 2009
We could have a good time if I could ever convince Preacher's Wife to take off the life preserver. We boarded the ship on Wednesday at noon and left Vancouver at 5:00 pm. Our first whole day was at sea. It was nice to just relax and get to know where everything on the ship was located. Today we dock in Ketchikan, Alaska. We decided to take a wildlife tour so hopefully I will have some pictures of something other than us eating by tomorrow.
June 10, 2009
I was just thinking. If I will live a life of generosity and always put God first, I will never be without. Remember the verse, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you." Yesterday, I was trying to decide how much of a tip I should give the cab driver who took us from the airport to our downtown hotel. I would like to believe that I am a generous person but for some reason I was struggling going up to the next largest bill in my wallet. Then I immediately had this thought: what will the difference in that amount mean to me ten years from now and what difference could it make for the cab driver today. I was not totally sure about his future, but I was sure about mine based on how I have been taught to live. Once I looked at it from that perspective the decision was very easy. And it even felt good. You will begin to find regular words of encouragement at Christian Fellowship International
June 8, 2009
For twenty years now Preacher's Wife and I have been talking about taking an Alaskian Cruise. The time has finally arrived. The prices were so right that we thought there may never be a better time. Also, I am aware people like us often go through life saying, "one of these days we ought to go or do...." "or when the kids leave home we should...". Well, a couple of months ago we did it. We booked our cruise. Tomorrow we leave for Vancouver and will enjoy a nice night out on the town and leave Wednesday on a northbound cruise to Anchorage. The itinerary shows we stop in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and end up in Anchorage. Having been fortunate to travel the world, we will now get to see some of the sites we have dreamed and talked so much about. Of all the people who have spoken to us about their experience on an Alaskian Cruise we have never met someone who was disappointed. So wish us well. Hopefully, I will post pictures depending of course on the internet connection. I can't imagine they will not have internet after reading about everything else that is on the ship.
June 1, 2009
This past weekend I spent a few days on Lake Texoma with my sister and brother-in-law. They retired a few years ago at the Colbert Boat Club. It's one nice place for a relaxing get away. I took "Alumination" and we just settled in for a couple of days to enjoy ourselves. Several years ago Preacher's WIFE and I had a little place there but decided for traveling in the RV rather than remaining stationary. It was good to see everybody and to catch up. Anyway, I was on my way to CFC Paris and just thought this would be a nice way to break the trip up. I also wanted to check out the VuQube and see how easy it was to set up on the road. It worked like charm. I got home Sunday night and have a busy week ahead of me but thought I would post and keep you informed as to where I have been.