I hope you enjoyed your armchair trip of Union Station in St. Louis, and that you will join me again next time.
Recently, my Original Grandson, told me about a new app.
This app helps you to take a quick little video, every day.
At the end of 30 days, this app turns your little videos into one long one.
IF, you read all of the instructions.
I would have saved MUCH time if I had read them first.
But after all my fussing, here is the result.
I could think of no better week to have this tool than this one.
Have a look at that tree!
After some practice, it will be better.
See you next time.
Oh, and here’s a link for 1 Second Everyday – https://1se.co/
I had a neat idea for today’s post,
but after finally getting up and getting around,
My plans were changed.
So here is the story, and the result of that change.
For the first 20 years of living here, we heated our home with wood.
It was so efficient, you could say we overheated it.
Over the past ten years or so, the labor has become to intensive for us to handle keeping it going.
So this year, it will go to our nephew in Missouri when we visit for a family gathering.
Of course it had to be uninstalled, which means that someone has to go up on the roof, and disengage the stove pipe, and squirrel cage, and the venting.
My husband has some usual suspects that he calls for these things.
Some were in the field.
Some were out of town.
Some were simply unavailable.
When I hear the call, “Help Mate?” I know that something I don’t want to do will surely follow.
Something loud. Something heavy. Something hard.
On this occasion – Something was UP!
Let me state very clearly – I do not do UP.
Knowing that I would likely never have this opportunity again;
Here are the photos I took from a place called – UP.
Again, I don’t do UP, so the photos are not real high quality,
but they are real.
It truthfully wasn’t so bad after the initial shock of it.
But my feet are on the ground now.
And hopefully, they will stay there.
Until next time …
Thanks for stopping by.
Real words will come soon.
But until then – enjoy some music and photos.
I’m not a fan of Halloween; but I do love me some October!
I’m working on some new thoughts for next time.
I hope to see you then.
On the lighter side today.
Do you have any favorite things to photograph?
It’s not hard to tell I enjoy clouds and sunrises and trees and fog.
But what about lamp posts, railings, and other lines?
They come in all kinds.
Will you share some of yours?
Here we stand, in this devastatingly beautiful land, all together, our tour nearing and end.
It was at this spot that all ten buses joined at once for the Watchman on the Wall commissioning.
Hats off to Gate 1 Travel. https://www.gate1travel.com/.
The logistics of ten very full buses seeing the same things, all at different times on the same day, is mind boggling!
Watchmen on the Wall are taught about Israel’s history in depth, and are trained to pray for all things Jerusalem.
Our flight from Tel Aviv was perfect.
We flew to Barcelona.
Waiting for our flight to Chicago (With airplane mode on to avoid roaming fees) and unaware of the fact that we were being rerouted through somewhere else, we totally missed our gate.
Here we were in Barcelona, we only speak English. Zero Spanish, trying to figure out our next move.
With exhaustion and frustration, we did our best not to argue. It was tough.
Then a ladies voice comes from behind us.
“I speak some Spanish. Can I help you? Where are you going?”
Believe it or not, she was going to Chicago as well!
Same gate. Different time. Thank you God!
She went to speak to someone, came back, and told us how we could book another flight.
Needless to say, we were in the wrong, wrong, place, at the wrong, wrong time, (we thought) and somehow, like He is known to do, God turned things around for us.
The flight from Barcelona to Chicago of course was long (ten hours) and we did not get to sit together on the plane, but we were both grateful to have a seat on that plane, and be homeward bound.
Of course when we landed in Chicago, it was far too late for the scheduled flight for the last leg of our journey.
So the airline provided us with a hotel voucher, so that we could sleep, food vouchers, so we would not starve, and transportation vouchers so we could get back and forth from the hotel to the airport.
We used our first transportation voucher to get to our provided hotel, WHICH HAD NO ROOMS, there was literally no room at the inn.
Voucher number two took us right back to the airport, and to the customer service desk, to find out just what were were going to need to do.
The gal was so sweet and helpful.
After regaling her with our story, she looked at her screen, and said “Oh look what just popped up!”
A room had JUST opened up at the O’Hare Hilton. (At 10:30 at night?)
A simple ten minute walk from where we stood.
The photo above is the view from our forth floor window.
We even had some extra time to get to our flight home in the morning.
There is a moral to this story, a punch line, a promise.
God never once tells us in His word that things will be easy.
In fact sometimes, things can be down right frustrating.
But His promise, is that if we trust Him, He will always care for us.
Scripture says clearly;
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper. Isaiah 54:17 (ASV)
Note; It does not say that there won’t be weapons, it says they will not prosper.
So we ended up home, safe, exhausted, and forever changed.
My hope is that you enjoyed your virtual tour to Israel. If you did, then please feel free to share the following link; https://significantencounters.com/2019/09/21/home-again/ This is where it all begins.
Thank you so much for travelling with me.
I hope to see you next time, for something new and different.