Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, The Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wondered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen
Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

Friday, February 15, 2019

Grandparent's Day

I went to Rockwell Christian School today for a Grandparent's program.  After the program, the kids were allowed to leave the school with their grandparents, so instead of eating lunch with Abby at the school, we left and went to Arby's and then went to her house where we played games and watched home movies.

After Liz and Hannah and Ryan were finished with their day at school, they came home and we got ready to leave and meet Brad at East Coast Wings.  I still wasn't hungry, so I just had a sweet tea and bought some wings to take home to Mark.

I took the wings home to Mark and then left for the monthly ladies' meeting.  It has been a busy, but good day!  Thank You, Lord!
 

Sweet Abby

Mr. Case, the principal.

Kindergarten Class

First Grade Class

Second Grade Class



Third Grade Class

Fourth Grade Class

Fifth Grade Class

Everyone of the classes sang a couple of songs together to end the program.  The kids lined up in front, along the walls and across the back of the auditorium.

Liz


Abby with her teacher, Mrs. Edwards.

Leaving school.

Eating at Arby's

Enjoying time together

Eating ice cream from Charlie's Mart near Liz

Playing games

Abby wanted to take some pictures with my camera



She took a selfie.



Eating at East Coast Wings
Here's a video of the whole group singing.

Thank You, Lord, for a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A Valentine Ride

Mark took the day off from work so we could spend Valentine's Day together.  And since the weather was to be decent, we took a bike trip.  Imagine that!  😍

We began the day by going out to brunch at the Wallburg Diner.  Then we came back to the house and donned our biking gear.  At 11:20 we headed back into Wallburg to fill the bike with gas and began our trip from there.  We finally stopped around 2:30 to stretch, use the facilities and eat a bite.

I did take the real camera with me today.  I took pictures on the trip as we headed north.  I did not take pictures as we headed south on 601 because we were traveling at a faster speed and the clouds moved in and it was a bit on the cool side; I kept my gloves on and covered my legs with my arms to keep everything warmer.  I am thankful for heated seats!  We arrived home at 3:45 after 158 miles round trip.

It was a great day!  We want to take a trip for a week at some point.  We will be putting in LOTS more miles in a day on that trip!

Thank You, LORD, for Your protection today!  Thank You for the good weather!
Brunch at the Wallburg Diner

A selfie before getting settled on the bike.
 
Today's silhouette.

A bright blue sky and plenty of sunshine as we begin the trip.


A selfie with the camera into the side mirror.



Look at that bright green building!

Christmas blow-ups still in this yard.

A Route 66 Diner in Kernersville.

Another route to Hanging Rock State Park.....Route 66.

I captured several old, dilapidated buildings along the way.

Coming into mountainous terrain......

Curvy roads......

Log cabins......

Did I mention curvy roads?

A very OLD barn!

It was pretty breezy the whole trip, as you can see from the flags in the center of the picture.

I love seeing cattle.  It always reminds me of the verse, "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills." Psalm 50:10

See the blue ridge of mountains in the distance?  They looked closer than this to the naked eye.  The human eye is so amazing!  The best camera in the world cannot compare to the design of the eye as created by our great God!

These were the last pictures I took in Mt. Airy as we began our southerly descent on our trip.  You can see the clouds have moved in from the first picture.



A selfie at Popeye's.


And the last selfie before arriving back home.  No more sun!

Here's the route we took mapped out and indicated with the blue line.  We began and ended at the red dot in the lower right of the route.  The 3 hours and 38 minutes showing in the center of the picture is about right.  That is taking the route shown with no stopping.  We were gone for about 4 1/2 hours, including the two stops we made to gas up and stop and eat.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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