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Road Trip !

I spent a week with my family (immediate and extended) in North Texas during the last 7 days of September. (I actually flew back home to South Florida on October 01ST.)

During the #Texoma portion of my visit we continued tradition by going on a fun road trip about an hour or two away from the Wichita Falls area. In previous years we’ve gone north, east, southeast, and south. This year we went a new direction – northeast – about 70 miles to the historic town of Duncan Oklahoma. We visited a fun museum – the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery Of The American West. We also checked-out a large nursery (garden store) as well as some antique stores along the way.

Up until a couple of years ago I was made aware of the destination(s) of our road trips days and even weeks in advance. That allowed me to do research to find out more about it. But then last year my first cousin once removed (leader of our road trips) decided that it would be more fun if I knew nothing about the destination until we got there. She wanted it to be a surprise to me. We’ve occasionally made a wrong turn and gotten lost along the way to some of our destinations, so it seemed like a surprise to her as well. But getting lost along the way is part of the fun of a family road trip.

We didn’t get lost on this road trip to and from Duncan. My cousin knew exactly where she was going.

Another educational and entertaining road-trip is in the books, and I’ve got the photos to remind me of the good times that we shared together. I’m looking forward to the next destination in September of 2021.

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings family and friends. It’s Sunday October 04TH 2020, and this is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it. Let us celebrate this new day – this new season !

This is the U.S. Autumn Season Premiere of my blog. It will last for 6½ weeks, so that’s 26 blog posts in a row every Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday – starting today !

I’m back home from my annual late-September trip to North Texas to visit family. It was a fun week with good food, lots of laughs, sharing old memories, creating new memories, and visiting new places. I’ll share a little bit more of that over the next few Thursday blog posts.

My Scripture for this Sunday is a good one for travel. Whether you’re driving to church, or driving to work, or taking a flight out to another part of the country or the world – remember this:

Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet, and a light for my path.
I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: I will obey Your righteous regulations.
I have suffered much – O LORD. Restore my life again as You promised.
LORD – accept my offering of praise, and teach me Your regulations.

(Psalm 119:105-108 NLT)

God’s Word is our light forward, and His light shows us the way – the only way – towards eternal life with Him. Let His light shine forth in your life for guidance and direction. Let His light eradicate the darkness along your path.

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends and Happy Sunday Morning. It’s the peak of my week ! This is the day that our LORD has made. Let us rejoice. Let us be glad in it.

This morning I’ll be leading my church family and preaching a full sermon I call “Church & State”. It’s all about the importance of being an integral part of a church family and attending church services corporately each week. It’s all about being the church and bringing the church.

I’ll be presenting Scripture from Ephesians 4:11-16 and 1 Corinthians 12:27-31 (below):

All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:

first are apostles
second are prophets
third are teachers
then those who do miracles
those who have the gift of healing
those who can help others
those who have the gift of leadership
those who speak in unknown languages.

Are we all apostles ?
Are we all prophets ?
Are we all teachers ?
Do we all have the power to do miracles ?
Do we all have the gift of healing ?
Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages ?
Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages ?

Of course not !
So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts.

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Sunday Scripture

Greetings my friends ! I am back at home where I belong in Homestead Florida. I returned late this past Friday morning from a 9-day / 2-state / 1,690-mile road-trip. The two states were Florida (my home state of the past 32½ years) and Alabama (my birth state from 53 years ago). I met my family – my brother, sister-in-law, and two nieces – in Orange Beach Alabama. They drove from east of Dallas Texas (less mileage than myself). We spent 4 full days and 5 nights at a condo directly on Romar Beach. We were on the 10TH floor of an 11-story building. The views of the Gulf Of Mexico were spectacular !

It was fun to be with my family for the first time in 7 months. I’ll see them again in less than 3 months in Texas !

I took a couple of fun side-trips on my own during this road-trip. I’ll write about some of them on my next few Thursday blog posts. But let me share where I went last Sunday. I drove 75 miles over to Semmes Alabama (northwestern suburb of Mobile) to visit Pathway Church – home of some longtime friends / brothers and sisters of my church family here in Homestead from 2007 to 2015. Most of them were actually on vacation themselves, so I didn’t get to hang out with them, but a few good friends were there.

The first person I ever met upon arriving for a church service for the first time as an adult (at age 39 in 2007) was there – Anne J. She greeted me, we talked for about an hour, and then we sat together in the front row for the 2ND service (at 10:30 AM). The Administrative Pastor – Andric – preached a great sermon from Colossians 2:6-15:

And now – just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord – you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7 NLT)


Following the service I got a grande tour of the entire church campus – almost every building. Their campus is quite sprawling. It’s much bigger than it looks from the main road (U.S. 98). They are doing great things for God in Semmes !

Following a nice Thai Lunch with Anne J. and a tour of her farm behind her house I returned back surfside to join my family.

This is the Summer Season Premiere of #CountUp. It’s the first of perhaps 47 blog posts in a row every Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday through the middle of September. It’s going to be a fun 2½-month run. Thank You for joining me here !

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