Family and Friends

On August 18 we began our Westward travels. Although there are many long hours on the road, there are also many blessings along the way–the greatest of these being opportunities to connect with family and friends. After our meeting in Western PA on Sunday, August 19, we traveled to Sarah’s brother and sister-in-law’s home in Midland, Michigan. We spent four exciting, fun-filled days with the Muths. Having all 9 cousins together meant there was never a dull moment in the house!img_3821It was a true blessing for Sarah to reconnect with her younger brother, Michael. We are all looking forward to Thanksgiving when the entire Muth clan will be together in Rocky Ford, Colorado.img_3831img_3804After leaving the Muths we made a pit stop at the Regular Baptist Press Headquarters in Arlington Heights, Illinois (You can read more about that in the blog post “Signed Contract!

A good friend of mine, Tim Wilkes, lives only about an hour from Arlington Heights, so we thought this would be the perfect time to stop over to see them. We had the chance to stay with Tim and Emily and their family on Friday night. Tim was my best friend in college and it is hard to believe that it has been over a decade since we have last seen each other. We seemed to pick right up where we left off, and it was great to be able to reconnect with Tim and Emily, and let our families get to know each other.img_3886img_3891img_3882img_3852img_3866I am finding that the journey in life is what you make of it. You can know great joy in the various circumstances and changes in life, if you trust God’s leading, rest in His goodness and show gratitude for the blessings (both small and great) that He graciously provides.img_3874

One Reply to “Family and Friends”

  1. Hi Valiantes, It is good to hear from you and see that you are blessed and rejoicing in God’s goodness toward you. God blessings to you continually with Holy Spirit power, God’s strength and protection in Jesus precious name. Sincerely in Christ Jean Isaiah 47:9-10


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