Picture Perfect

This looks like a picture and could be a postcard, it so gorgeous and peaceful. It is actually a view from the porch of one of the cabins at Glacier Bible Camp.

It is so blessed here. The people are friendly, loving and fun!

The key theme for this camp is restoration. Families and ministries come here for spiritual renewal.

We are here to serve and it’s a blessing to serve in such a beautiful place.

AB&C

Wyoming to Montana

We spent the night in Wyoming, just a few miles from the state line of Montana. The West really is a sight to behold. Pictures cannot capture the breathtaking scenery. Yet, we continue to take them, one after another, hoping to hold on to the memories.

There is a serenity involved with the picturesque scenery. It would benefit anyone dealing with high levels of stress, or jaded enthusiasm to take a road trip through the West. The glory of God can only be missed, if, you decide to ignore it.

My father owns the cattle on a thousand hills comes to mind, as we see the wide open ranges covered with livestock. Horses roaming free, even antelope. I have never seen a antelope, but I know know they are not deer.

The whole idea of Psalm 50:10-11, “For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects are mine,” is just another way of saying that everything belongs to God. God is sovereign.

So we ride along like a modern day, ‘covered wagon,’ thinking of songs like, “where the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard a discouraging word,” echoing through our memories.

To some it might sound sentimental, and lame. I couldn’t care less. I loved hearing AB sing, ‘ I should have been a cowboy, I should have learned to rope and ride.’

When we got outside of Billings, Montana, and moved toward Great Falls for the night, we ended up on a road construction project. The road was muddy and now we look like we have been somewhere. It started raining and our rig is more than muddy.

The next morning, we awoke to our heater fan continuously whirring at 5 am. The strange part was that the heater wasn’t on. We were using a electric plug in heater we bought on our last mission trip.

When AB located the problem, it was a leak from the water pipe above the heater, hitting the electric contact. Problem solved.

I couldn’t help but to praise and thank God! Having recently viewed the historic Battlefield of Custards Last Stand, we didn’t wake up to a battle cry, or have to deal with whether the water was pure or poisoned. We have come a long way in history.

I know every century has their problems, but God being faithful to his people is not one of them.

Thanks to Jesus, when we encounter problems, we only have to look for the potential benefit. All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose.

More songs slide into to my mind, ‘The Victory belongs to Jesus. The Victory belongs to Him. Also, ‘It may look we’re surrounded, but we’re surrounded by Him. This is how we fight our battles, this is how we fight our battles.’

We give glory to God.

Thanks for listening.

Carol

The Wind at Our Back

We left Kansas in contrary winds.

Ranging from 22-24 mph, the winds were coming at us, at the front and the side, as if to blow us over, and hold us back.

We soon learned it costs you more to go against contrary winds, but you have to go against them.

It was both hands on the wheel kind of day, and frustrating to watch both the miles per hour and miles per gallon drop down.

The closer we got to our destination, the better it got. The wind changed direction and the wind got behind us.

Suddenly, it was like we were being pushed. It was smooth sailing, all quiet, hardly any effort required.

There was a increase, and we picked up speed and miles per gallon. We couldn’t help but see the spiritual revelations in this experience.

When you are in the will of God, the Holy Spirit has your back. He is the wind at your back. You may have contrary circumstances for a moment, but it’s just a season.

Psalms 37:23 The steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord and he delights in his way.

We would like to give a reminder that Gods plan for our lives, is the best and blessed life.

Jesus still speaks to contrary winds. They still obey. He still expect us to speak to the mountains and see them move.

There is a Irish Blessing or Prayer, we pray over you today, as you read it:

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the Son Shine warm upon your face until we meet again. May the Lord hold you in the palm of His Hand.

AB 😎

Just follow the Yellow Brick Road

Our first stop on our trip to Montana was in Paducah, Kentucky. We pushed a little bit, excited to get to the gateway of the west, so we didn’t get to visit Paducah. Got there late and left early.

Our next stop was Lawrence, Kansas near Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. The two Kansas Cities are 5 minutes apart. Like twins, lol.

The KOA in Kansas City, Missouri was full, because the Royals are playing Houston Astro’s today on Fathers Day. So we stayed in Kansas.

We like to stay KOA because we know what to expect, we don’t need surprises, or poorly run campgrounds.

I always text our son, Donald to let him know where we are stopped for the night. When he found out we were in Kansas, he joked, “keep a eye out for the wizard.”

He didn’t know yet, we were parked on the Yellow Brick Road.

Happy Fathers Day!

God Bless America!

Wagons Ho!

We are on our way to Hungry Horse, Montana. We are volunteering at Glacier Bible Camp with RV Maps.

Shout out to our best friends (aka) Donald & Wendy, for taking care of the home front!

Hungry Horse is approximately 2400 miles away. We are pulling our Jayco home away from home, so there may be a few stops along the way.

A.B. decided to go through Alabama and avoid Atlanta! Might be longer, who cares, right?

I’m going to take pictures and blog about the people, places, and divine appointments we will encounter.

Please feel free to interact and give up any must see’s you’ve experienced, as we make our way to the great state of Montana.

RV Maps Family, and RV’ers let us hear from you!

AB&C

I’m not dreaming! I’m a visionary

It is exciting to be involved in what God is doing in this hour!

My expectations are  lifted up to the hills from which comes his help, my help come from the Lord.

When I prayed aloud in early morning prayer, I prayed ‘our expectations,” are lifted up to the hills, from which cometh forth our help.

I knew well that the scripture says, ” Our eyes,” yet I repeated it again as our ‘expectations,’ are lifted up, because I sensed a interpretation or a new perspective was being released.

Psalm 121: 1-2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills ( His Holy Dwelling, Mt Zion) from whence shall my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Our expectation comes many times from what our eyes are seeing.

If we see spiritually, we are looking up . God is always calling us to come up!

Joel 2:28 prophesies in the last days, God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh! Your young man shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.

Acts 2:17 Confirms Joel 2, we are in the last days, and God is pouring out revelation.  He will continue to do that until the last day!

In the ‘Divinity Code to Understanding Your Dreams and Visions,’ the writers explain that these passages are not talking about ‘natural,’ age. They are speaking spiritually.

Dreams come to everyone, believers and unbelievers alike. God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh. But visions come to believers.

The old man is dead to the things of God. However, God can speak to him in dreams much like Jesus spoke in parables.

Young men refers to those who have been born again, who have what Paul calls the ‘new man.’

2 Corinthians 5:17 ” If anyone is in Christ , he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.”

The old man was before Christ and the new man is after Christ. The old men dream dreams, the young men see visions.

We have a tendency to think naturally, when God is speaking spiritually.  That’s is why God is speaking to us today!

He speaks to us everyday, in various ways. We just have to listen.

The Old Testament Prophets heard God through parable type dreams and visions. In the New Covenant, all who have ‘ears,’ to hear, will be taught by His Spirit.

Holy Spirit is our representative of the godhead on earth. He helps us connect to heaven!

We must train our ears to hear. We must discern our dreams. We must be open to visions.

Like Habakkuk in chapter 2 : I think I will sit upon my watch and wait and see what God will say to me. Then I will write the vision and make it plain, so that those who read it may run with it!

I am prepared to listen spiritually, whether in dream or vision, or any of the various ways He speaks!

We can count on the truth in Hebrews 4:12  “The word of the Lord is living and powerful, sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

What are we expecting God to do today? Not much? Above and beyond?

We have to lift our ‘eyes,’ and have ‘ears,’ to hear and agree with God for our lives!

Then our mouths will declare His expectations for our lives!

It’s fun to live expecting the best, not the worst!

 

Unlocking your Dreams

I have a dream. It is helping others reach for and realize their dreams!

I wish I knew then, what I know now! I coulda, shoulda, woulda done things a little different.

Now, I realize, even though dreams seem far away and lofty , like clouds, they are attainable! We just have to move closer.

I should have realized ingenuity and creativity comes from God, and when we partner with him, we will get the best results!

I could have noticed that those who dream are like artist. They draw upon the cloudy dream until they paint a crystal clear picture.

Vision always begins in the heart. What your heart envisions, your mind and body will follow.

I actually have no regrets. Dreams are like anything else, subject to a process. However, we can make them more timely by taking action!

A dream will stay a dream until we take steps toward it!

My vision is clear. ” I am called to inspire and motivate others through amplifying the word of God in their lives.

I focus first on connecting people to Biblical Hope.

This is vital in my coaching, because Biblical Hope doesn’t disappoint. It has power that increases as it connects to the love of God, and partners with Him by faith.

Biblical hope has the ability to unlock your dreams. But, you have to open the door and take steps forward.

If you just dream, it’s cloudy. It’s not clear yet, because it’s your dream. It’s waiting on you to see what’s possible!

That’s where I am able to help. I can help you get to the heart of the vision through coaching. Your heart is like a treasure map, full of revelation waiting to be discovered.Once your heart draws the big picture, then steps have to  become actionable.

We can work together to build concrete steps, or maybe even a escalator! Gods the architect! Your the designer!

What’s my role?

I listen and ask questions that both inspire and challenge you to write the vision and make it plain!

I am encouraging you dreamers! Your dreams are attainable! Dream Big! You can turn the ‘impossible to possible!’

Get your ‘Biblical Hope,’ in gear and open the door!

Next step! Write it down, pray for clarity! Ask God to partner with you. What seems impossible just may be possible!

If you like you can email me at writtenbycarol@gmail.com