The fiery crash that ended Kobe Bryant’s and the lives of 8 others brought the brevity of life in focus, and evoked a poignant thought . . .  Keep On Believing Eternity awaits.

Young or old . . . rich or poor . . . famous or infamous, today finds each of us another day closer to that unknown moment when we will step across eternity’s threshold.

Where we spend forever hinges on one inescapable, personal choice. My prayer is that Kobe and the other 8 souls chose Jesus, and their families are comforted.

Meditation of the Mind

Turnagain Arm Iced Beauty
Cook Inlet Sunset
Father & Son on Mt. Baldy

Gazing out the window aboard high-speed aluminum tubing my mind began to wander (my standard ADHD mental modus operandi) 😊

From 120 ft. to 35,000+ ft.  . . . 6.8 mph to 500+ mph  . . . we’ve come a long way since  Wilbur and Orville’s 1903 flimsy, daring Kitty Hawk venture to today’s sleek high speed jet liners.

Somewhere below me, over 2 decades ago, Lewis and Clark trekked my over 4,000 miles from Missouri to the Pacific in a just under 2 1/2 years . . . that would have been my bucket list hike!

This past week my son and I some time together exploring the Greatland’s vast, rugged beauty decked out in winter venue. My journey of over 8,000 miles in some 15 hours was made possible by the ingenuity placed in the minds of mankind by our matchless, omniscient Creator . . . and He never even filed for a patent! 😊

 Shrinking speed, distance, time made it possible to escape the everyday routine and soak in the silent splendor of the Last Frontier’ vast splendor . . . the calming, healing meditation of the mind get-away we all need from time to time, and Jesus recommended; “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while”. (Mark 6:31)

The little cares that worried me, I lost them yesterday, out in the fields with God.

I M Blessed . . . May U B 2

Go . . . Stay . . . Pay

Matanuska Peak Palmer, AK

Here it is, the 3rd day of 2020 and, just like all past new year resolutions made over the past decade +, I haven’t broken the only one I make each year. Remarkable! . . . well not exactly.

My one new year resolution is twofold:

1.      Learn from my mistakes.

2.      Remember the one immutable truism past mistakes have taught me.

I still haven’t mastered not making mistakes . . . who just shouted Amen? . . . and consequently, I’m destined to be a lifelong learner.

The one immutable truism past mistakes (polite terminology for sins) has taught me is stated in Galatians 6:7 . . . my Consequences verse.  Each time I find myself at a decision crossroads along life’s road I pray I’ll remember what often I’ve sadly remembered too late:

Sin will always take you farther than you planned to Go

Sin will always keep you longer than you planned to Stay

Sin will always cost you more than you planned to Pay

May your travels through 2020 be marked by Go . . . Stay . . . Pay decisions that fill your life, and those around you, with peace, joy and love as we all journey towards Home together.

Be Blessed . . . and . . .

Keep Looking Up +