Gra Nomad Wanderings

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


[Sorry there's no pictures... yet!]
We had driven 1,166 km in a day (over 700 miles) from Hartford CT to Colombus OH so we could get to Dayton/ Miamisburg the next day. The goal - to meet Jennifer (Idle Rambling Thoughts) and Julie (Sometimes Reluctant) - and go to church with them and their families. I had never met either of them. They were from Blogsworld... and maybe they didn't actually exist!
It was a tremendous thrill to finally meet Julie and Jennifer and their spouses, Will and Page. They are beautiful, intelligent, caring, capable young ladies! (They asked me to say that. ...LOL... Just kidding.)
After spending an hour or 2 in church with them, we headed to a diner. We really felt like part of the family at Miami Valley Community Church. These families attend a warm, friendly laid-back church. We felt right at home. There is a heap going on there. It was great to fellowship with them and hear Pastor Tim's teaching as we searched to find what it means to have the kingdom of heaven here on earth. He sure enjoys messing with your theology that Pastor Tim! That was good. We need a bit of that if we're going to grow. And the music... with Jason Bicknell, Connie Anderson etc. Wow! Think a fair bit of the stuff we sang they had written themselves.
We had a great lunch with them and the lovely Noelle (Jennifer and Page's daughter). Then ... as quickly as it had started... it was time to depart. Hey, we'd just met them for the first time! Who knows when our paths will cross next?
Now here we are in the Flamingo Motel in Tipton. Tomorrow we'll head into Chicago to deliver the Camry. Where to from here? God alone knows, so we shall leave it in His hands. (Is that from Fiddler on the Roof?)
Now in Chicago, staying with Harvey and Lynn.... and went on a 17 mile trip on Banana this afternoon. Harvey and Lynn are going to tour in Europe this summer. Might see them over there!


At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit those two fine blogging friends of yours - I agree that they are special ladies with special husbands and children.
I am so glad that you felt like part of the family as you spent time with us in worship of our LORD. Makes me think that, maybe, just maybe, this whole "thy kingdom come" prayer can be lived out on earth as it is in heaven.
Praying for you and your travels.

a new friend on the journey

At 11:27 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Keasty, you and Fay are so special. Thank you for blessing us! What a fabulous time we had.

At 9:50 AM, Blogger julie said...

"...beautiful, intelligent, caring, capable young ladies..."
WOW!! I guess I knew some might consider us beautiful, intelligent, caring and capable - but YOUNG?!?!

I'm so glad to hear your ankle is better!

When you're heading back to DC to extend your VISA, wanna stop by again? We could plan something interesting.

(HI FAYE!!!)

At 11:54 AM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your is wonderful, I'll be back!

I know the thrill of meeting a blog friend in person! I met a wonderful couple a few months ago when they were out in my area (from TX) for a pastor's conference. It was SO FUN!

Looks like you know how to enjoy life good for you!!!

At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Treedoc said...

Great to read about your get together with some lovely Christian bloggers. (Is this some sort of new Cult?)
Seriously isn't it great that no matter where we are, when we meet other followers of our Lord Jesus there is an instant spiritual bond that makes us feel like we have been friends forever. I suppose that is only natural when some children of God meet other members of the family. That is real heaven on earth!
Gra and Fay we certainly miss you from our fellowship back in Dubbo, but are really enjoying keeping up with your travels.
God bless you both.


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