Saturday, September 12, 2009

Keep It Between the Lines

Maurice Minnifield: Tell him that Dr. Fleischman is the kind of enterprising, young professional who's chosen to stake his claim right here on the banks of the Alaskan Riviera.
Dr. Joel Fleischman: Tell him I'm being held against my will.
(Northern Exposure 1990)

(Obviously this is a picture from earlier this summer, as I haven't driven a car since July 31st. This is merely to provide you a visual aid;)
Some days the best you can do is to keep your eyes on the road, hands on wheel, and foot on the gas. Just remember forward motion is progress and you are responsible for the control of your own car. Above all else pray, the fact is you're not really in the driver's seat anyway;) This is a reminder to myself ya'll:) Experiencing a few bumps in the road up here. Please pray for God's will in the situation and favor. Thank you.

"Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?" Mark 8:34-37


  1. Hey Kid, Just a reminder, Faith and I have two favorite Bible verses Joshua 1:9 and Romans 8:28, they have gotten us through alot and are good reminders that God is always there and He will never give us any more than we cam handle!! Love you Kid!! Joe

  2. Ahh Joe! Thank you for the reminder! Romans 8:28 speaks right to my heart and you know Joshua 1:9 always reminds me of you, you wrote it in a card to me at the end of my student teaching and I refer back to it often. Tell Faith to give you a big hug from me! All is well:) Give MO my best, soak up the coming fall. Love you guys too, Rachel