My family and I have been in Colorado for a week now. We left home on Saturday this past week due to our air conditioning breaking down that afternoon while at the grocery store. Hopefully it will be fixed by the time that we arrive back home this coming Wednesday. We drove to Oklahoma where we stayed for a night. Then we drove to Tulsa to catch up with some friends of ours that moved from our town. It was a great time to see Mick and Kelly and to see how God is blessing them where they are. After leaving Tulsa, we drove to Oakley, Kansas and stopped there for the night due to a torrential storm that we drove into on Sunday evening. The deluge was so great that we went from seventy-five miles per hour down to five miles per hour because we could not see the road. The winds were howling and, of course, my wife and children were frightened by the storm and I was stressed to the gills because of driving through the storm. We finally made it on Monday to Denver. While there we visited with my Dad and stepmom and had a great few days with them. He had an angiogram the week before but the doctor is still trying to figure out what is going on with his heart. He looks great but tires towards the end of the day.

Now we are in Canon City, Colorado. We are visiting with our sons grandparents and are having a great time. Today we visited the Royal Gorge and it was absolutely beautiful. I actually walked across the suspension bridge that spans the gorge. Now for me, being that I am very afraid of heights, I was able to walk across and help others who were frightened along the way by showing them that if I could do it they could, too. Well, my knees have finally stopped knocking and my queasiness has subsided. My boys had a great time with Nana as she has fed, watered, and bought all sorts of things for them. My Cheryl is having a great time as well, just seeing how glad everyone is to see her sons and how much they have grown over the last couple of years.

As for me, I am ready to relax, sit outside in the coolness of the day, and keep reading my B.B. Warfield book. I am grateful to have some time to relax after stressing over things that I really should not stress over. After all, God is in control.

Published by D.J. Gorena

Follower of Jesus Christ, husband, dad, pastor, and twinless twin.

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