James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Reminding us to seek the Lord first
in all decisions surrounding this
new adventure. Seeking His will and doing
what pleases Him, not running ahead!
James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action is dead.
Brings to mind disaster relief opportunities
that may be in front of us. Not letting the blessings
we have received satisfy us alone.
Looking for chances to make a GODPRINT.
James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
Oh Lord, may we never forget
the teaching of the Bible.
Seek to know His truth always.
Looking for new insights into Scripture
that we have read before.
James 4:6 But He gives us more grace. That is why the Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
Serve with humility.
Look to see where God is working and join in.
by looking back
But there were also some things that reminded me that the house in Evergreen had been a really great place to raise our kids. Robby spent a lot of time in the workshop – he had made a camp chair (it worked pretty well, in fact) and dozens of wooden knick-knacks with the bandsaw, and a working model of the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras. There was also a stage chair the family had used in several Church cantatas (I can’t tell you how many different colors it had been painted or how many shows it had been in over the ages).
There was a diorama made with HO scale railroad components (even though the diorama had nothing to do with railroading). A potato gun that Chris had made for a science project to compare the effects of elevation on a flying potato (that is a really great story for later). Seems that there certainly were a lot of opportunities to grow and build and create experiences for the kids while we lived in Evergreen.
We chose a great place to live. And Deb and I, and each of the kids, certainly made the most of our time living in the mountains. It was a very important part of our lives. And for each of us, was necessary in order to progress in our education, our skills, and in our opportunities to serve others. Moving forward!
- Mild winters
- Wide variety of Health Insurance options
- Attractive pricing on real estate
- Affordable cost of living
- Ministry locations abound
- Central geography – we can get anywhere in the USA quickly
- All four seasons are present
- Low taxes
- Conservative culture
- Southern Hospitality
- TexMex, BBQ, and Frito pie!
- Wearing creased bluejeans is over-dressing
- Going to visit Mexico doesn’t require a Passport
- Strongest 55+ RV lobby in USA
- Direct flights back to Colorado to see the kiddos
- The stars at night are big and bright…
- and, “Remember the Alamo!”