As I look at the picture above I rejoice in the family God has given me. My precious family, the treasure that God has placed in my hands to guide and disciple. Please keep them in your prayers as they grow. Tanya in now 16 and starting to think about college. She has many choices to make in the next year or two. We are hoping to get her started with classes over the internet and at least let her get some basics finished. Christy is 13 and loves life. She has a servants heart and can be counted on to help whether it is with cookies or cleaning. Josh (9) is starting his personal race. He loves action, mechanics, building, and good stories. Pray that we can guide him into meaningful service for the Lord and that we can help all of them grow in the Lord.
(The new background and Title is courtesy of Tanya and her new computer. :) )
Monday, January 5, 2009
A Family Day Out.
The Johnson's are using their last Saturday of Christmas break to go out. We decided to take the kids on a beautiful, but long trip. We went into the bush with a vague plan of circling a mountain. We knew the way for the first half and figured that we could always get home just fine. Forty Five miles later it was time to get out the GPS and start going cross country. There is an affectionate name for that here, bush barging. After 7 miles of heading W / NW with four rivers and two high ridges, (surely not more mountains) we finally broke through the final hills and bush and came back to a place we knew. The total travel time was five hours. We figure we covered 60 miles plus or minus a couple. We saw a Thomson gazelle giving birth, several giraffe including a new born, lots of Zebra and impala and the ever present Dik Dik. We ate lunch under a large Acacia tree and listened to the music of the birds. The river bed was teaming with life and had at least two different kinds of birds with large beaks and head fans. We also took some time to play in the river beds. One river bed had miles of sand. I took each member of the family for a fun trip up and down the river bed. We would speed into corner and slide around like the Dukes of Hazard, lots of fun. I even managed to get a whee out of my wife, just before she asked if she could drive!!!!