Thursday, March 12, 2015

I believe

I believe in God and I know I should go to church, but I don't. I don't like going by myself and I usually have activities on Sundays....lame excuse I know,but its what I've got for you right now.

My usual Sunday activities include something like
  • fishing on the lake, basking in the Sunday being surrounded by God and all that he created. Its peaceful, its fullfilling and its humbling. I can't help but stick up for myself and my decisions to not attend organized church services when I'm at the lake on a peaceful Sunday morning.
  • pedaling my heart out on my little bike......outside in the fresh air and sunshine....seeing the sights that can't be seen from the highway. I can't help but look off the top of the mountain and be thankful for the health that God has given me, the ability to be active and be able to enjoy the beautiful world that he has created.
  • hanging on for dear life on the ski lift.....fresh air and sunshine, its rejuvenating to be greeted by the brisk air while everything around me is clothed in angel like blanket of snow. How can one deny that God is there?
So what else makes me feel God's presence?
  • Power Thoughts devo by Joyce Meyer, a friendly bump each morning to remind me that I am exactly as God made me, I am who he wants me to be. I am strong, I am powerful, the world is waiting for me.
  • Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church's Facebook page, my friend The Pastor aka one of the NRS Boys, is the pastor of this church and I recently got a request to 'like' the church's page. The Pastor does mid-week messages and somehow I always feel like he is talking directly to me. The page also has some great pictures with scripture that I just love....I look for it on Facebook lately. I think their Facebook page may have just become my church.
Should I still go to organized church services? probably so, but this is what is working for me now and I'm always open to suggestions for some devos that I can do from home. So if you have anything for me, let me know!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

there are no out of state plates [edition 2]

Everyone goes to Maui in January for one main reason.....humpback whales! Whale watching is a must in fact we went 3 times and that isn't counting venturing out onto our balcony each morning to sit and drink our coffee.

1. Pacific Whale Foundation, Maalea Bay  - this trip was perfect for those that don't like the water or are a little iffy about venturing too far from land. We went on the 630 am trip, which I highly recommend because there aren't near as many people. There were approximately 50 people on our boat that usually holds upwards of 100. And I'm not sorry that I don't have any good whale pictures...I was too busy watching whales to attempt mediocre cell phone shots of the whales!

2. Captain Steve's Whale Watching, Lahina - yep go here....its on a motorized rubber raft and he zips around getting lots of close encounters. We had many, many whales approach our boat, swim under it and it was awesome! There were about 35 people on our mostly full boat!

So, in conclusion. Go to Maui and go whale watching. There will be more about our third whale watching trip later....because it had some other really cool stuff included with it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

the barn by bryan [March 2015]

It is, again, my pleasure to post a playlist for our host’s birthday. So, I tried to come up with an extra good, extra special list (you’ll have to tell me how I did). We are on the downhill slide for all the summer people out there, and for the winter lovers, there is still plenty left (if you need an extra dose come up here), so, enjoy almost spring, haha…
Oh, and don’t forget to set you clocks forward.

Brandon Jenkins, Red Dirt Town
Powder River Home, Chris Ledoux
Heaven, Jake Owen
Kiss Me When I’m Down, Gary Allan
7&7, Turnpike Troubadours

Happy Birthday Jen!!