Had a good talk on the way to work the other day. Should have a new audio file up soon... Cowboys, Coffee & Prayer--the topics.
Still loving the teaching... Still struggling to find any spare time at all, let alone spare enough time to run a decent website. I can hardly remember what is going on with this site or how to write a blog. We're in to calving season now, and with that comes the rain, snow, and strange cold weather of spring time. I'm very excited for this summer and the opportunity to have a little time off. I have a lot of catching up to do, and learning about vehicles (have some small and some rather major repairs to do). Hopefully that will be something I can document. Also going to have to learn to TiG weld this summer, possibly before. I've found some more websites that are very useful, especially for finding parts and diagrams for your own repairs. I'll make sure to share them. Hope to get caught up soon!
Until recently I had decided not to write about my faith on this site. I made the decision fearing that I would lead someone astray or that somehow my imperfections could discourage someone new to or considering Christianity. Recently however I changed my mind. I have always thought that it is important to share my faith as much as possible and share that The Lord loves me even though I sin. Everyone sins and it's important that we know, no matter how Christ-like we lead our lives, we don't earn salvation. The greatest amount of faith and works does not earn us a seat in heaven (although these things when done for the right reasons do please the Lord). Our way to heaven has already been paid, in blood, by Jesus Christ: it is by God's grace alone that we shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. I have my imperfections and I struggle with sin but all the same, I am a child of The Most High God and He loves me just as He loves you.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
My reasoning for not previously writing about my faith was, I suppose, rooted in fear but rather than let fear have any traction in my life I should instead try to please Him and instead have faith by giving my fears to my Lord.
It is important for us to leave fear behind. One of my first memories of college was a sermon that I watched on one of our dorm's two channels. The sermon was given on fear and how we should not let it rule our lives. I sometimes need reminding of this, but I learned and have tried to apply the principles of that lesson to my life ever since. Kick fear out of your life. There's no reason to stress (that's a whole other topic) when you can just give all your worry to the Lord.
There's several things I've been meaning to write about recently, but have been putting them off. I read a post about Goal Setting on AWD the other day and realized I should just set some quick goals. I've received my box from the feed, and rather than show what I received, I will instead post about what I will be reordering. Also on the list: The barrel knot, recovery strap placement and 'not-knots', Of course, now that I write it out, I forget some of the other items I wanted to be sure to post about but these are a good starting place.
I'm stoked that summer is almost here, and although things will be picking up, other things are slowing down too. I'm really excited to have some lake time and learn some new hobbies like off-roading/overlanding (haven't found the difference yet), and rappelling. Summer, ready or not, here I come!
I was recently informed that overlanding differs because you are off-roading with the purpose of camping or spending some length of time where you're going.
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The other things I couldn't think of are some items I really am glad to have in my vehicle: good field glasses, and a recent awesome purchase, the Safety Seal kit.
Received my Kryptek Highlander visor covers in the mail today from CurrentCamo. I've been very excited from the day I ordered these (and the seat covers) back at the beginning of March. I'm still waiting on the seat covers, and can't wait to see them!
The visors look awesome and I look forward to matching seat covers.