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July 1st...only 24 more sleeps until Alaska

The coutndown has begun...24 "sleeps"and I'll be on a plane to Anchorage, AK. I am in shock that the year has gone by so fast. Part of me is wondering what I was thinking, wanting to return...it will be so different than last year. Then again, different isn't a bad thing, just different.

In many ways, my life was changed in Alaska. God got my attention and it's a lesson I won't soon forget. He wants to be number one in my life...second place just won't do. This past year has meant alot to me as I have learned to lean on my Rock through some tough times. The only problem with having an extraordinary encounter with God is returning to the ordinary life that awaits you off the mountain top. God is Lord of both, however...and gives grace sufficient to endure.

A lot of memories came from my first trip to the great state of moose, bear, and glaciers. My return to Alaska will not be like the first...but then again, I am a different person this second time around too. It's going to be okay...God's got it all under control. I am excited to see what lies ahead in Alaska this summer, knowing it will be what God has worked together for good for His children. Nothing can take away from Wow! '08 and what those 10 days mean to me even still to this day...but that doesn't mean my work in Alaska is over. Looking ahead for what adventure awaits on the other side of the mountain...

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