Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kansas City, MO

After Albuquerque, we headed out on a two-day driving extravaganza all the way to Kansas City, MO, with an overnight stop in Oklahoma City. We spent the week freezing our butts off and wondering why we decided to go north before June. :-) We got our furnace fixed again…for the third time…BUT, we couldn’t use it because we were out of propane. It has been a good lesson for us to understand, ever so slightly, what is a daily reality for many. We think the furnace really is working now…they replaced the motor and – praise God – it was under warranty!

We had a very nice week camped at a quiet serene place - Longview Campground. We enjoyed
Waldo Pizza - you gotta love a place that has soy cheese on the menu! We celebrated Passover remembering how God led His people out of Egypt (slavery) and into the Promised Land (freedom) – and how He does the same for us. (No, we aren't converting to Judaism...we have just find it meaningful to celebrate the same festivals that Jesus did when He walked on this earth). We were also blessed to visit the International House of Prayer over Easter weekend and were grateful to be reminded once again that “Jesus paid it all – all to Him I owe…my sin had left a crimson stain...but He washed it white as snow.”

Father, thank you for loving us so much that you sacrificed Your only Son to pay for our sin. Thank you, Jesus, for going to the cross so that we can be forgiven and have abundant lifenow and forever. Your love is amazing! Help us to be more like you, Jesus.


Anonymous said...

I love that song, it makes me emotional when we sing that at our church.
Thanks for the The Ark tour website, I've e-mailed Beth and she's seems to be as lovely as you.
She had shared some verses with me and it spoke to my heart.


Anonymous said...

Wow you are so close to home!!! We are so excited to see you guys! Hopefully it will keep warming up for you...I think not spending the winter here has made you a bit wimpy (:

Looking forward to hugging you all.