Gra Nomad Wanderings

Friday, May 05, 2006


Strange.... I was gonna blog on the re-enactment of the Civil War that we witnessed in Keokuk, Iowa last weekend. You probably wouldn't be interested.
I had a photo of Fay with a bloke (statue) to satisfy people who reckoned they hadn't seen evidence of Fay's presence on the blogsite... Well... the puter didn't like that.
So, I'll just let you know our plans for the next 2 weeks.

Fri 5 May (today) dep Newton/Des Moines, Iowa with rental car (& bike in trunk)

Sat/Sun 6/7 May stay with Servas host (Nancy) in Denver, CO.

Mon/Tues 8/9 May stay with Servas friends at Monte Vista, southern CO

Wed/Th 10/11 May stay with Servas friends at Durango, southern CO

Fri/Sat 12/13 May stay with Servas friends at Gallup or Ramah, New Mexico

Sun-Mon 14/15 M stay with Tim & Katie Parker at Roswell, NM

Tue/Wed/Th 16-18 May return to Wichita to drop off the rental car.

It's going to be good today catching up with Geoff Pritchard, a mate from Perth, Aust. He just happens to be arriving by plane from Chicago, in Omaha, NE today about 4 pm, and we should be driving through there about 5 pm. Do you think we'll meet up?

It'll be a bit sad because we'll be saying farewell to Bryan and Marcia & son Michael.... not to mention Ulysses, Felix, Boo, Tiko and Cricket (dogs and cats.) We have had a great time of catching up with these beautiful people. They are very special because God sent them into our lives 32 years ago when they came out to Australia to teach in Bowral for 2 years. They have numerous Christian books adorning their shelves and Fay and I have been helping ourselves to some enrichment. Just to name but a few:

  • Experiencing God by Blackaby & King
  • In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
  • Twelve Extraordinary Women
  • Jesus Freaks - dc talk
  • Am I Not Still God - Kathy Troccoli
  • Quest for Love - Elisabeth Elliott
  • Living Above the Level of Mediocrity - Swindoll

And on and on the list goes. If you want to read a good Christian resource book on a topic, you could do a lot worse than asking Bryan and Marcia. Email me and I'll flip it on to them -(

Thanks B&M for EVERYTHING. We shall miss you heaps. Let's keep in touch. Now it's your turn to come our way!

And to close... a couple of verses from Colossians 3:1-2

So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ - that's where the action is. See things from His perspective.

PS The Union beat the Confederates again this year! Just in case you were interested.

PPS Maybe you've got a GREAT READ to share.... click on comments and tell us.

PPPS Made it to Denver as per schedule. Little Ford Focus went well... 30+ mpg!


At 12:17 AM, Blogger julie said...

Thanks for the PS - I wondered who won this time. :)

I can't think of a better read than the passage you shared from Colossians. I needed that today.

At 5:38 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I agree - that is a beautiful passage. GO YANKEES!!!!


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