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Wednesday's Walk....North to Alaska

My thoughts have been back in Alaska rather often this past week.  We had a little staff reunion of sorts last week at our mission conference.  So sweet to fellowship with those who share a love of Alaska with me.  They get it.
What do I love about Alaska?
...having great opportunities to share the Gospel with others.
...meeting wonderful people from all over the world.
...seeing the beauty of a land still somewhat "untouched" by man.
...experiencing God moments (You know, those moments you realize that only a great and mighty God could arrange so perfectly).
...being a part of something that is way bigger than myself.
My list could go on and on.  God has used my time in Alaska to reveal Himself to me in amazing ways.  I am as David was wondering in awe of all the things God has done for me.
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: 'Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?'  2 Samuel 7:18
I am reminded also of my favorite verse in Acts...
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.   Acts 4:13

Being with Jesus is everything.  It has to be first and foremost.  It's how He uses ordinary people such as myself for His purposes.  Alaska takes me out of my comfort zone for His name's sake...and I've come to love every minute of it! 


  1. Wow! I loved reading this today! To be known for being with Jesus! Now that's a life worth living!

    ps- I almost wrote about Texas today. We're in New Orleans... ministry call. But home will always be Texas. Your post today inspired me to be content where He has placed me.

    Happy iFellowship Day!

  2. Oh how beautiful! Out of our comfort zone is often right in the middle of God's Will! What a testimony!

    Visiting from Wed's Walk!

  3. what gorgeous pictures! that is on my list of places to visit and I love your perspective on living there and being able to tell people about Jesus! that is awesome!

  4. Great post! I am a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  5. Janet- THanks for your comments :) Mean a lot! I could not publish one b/c of a "buzz word" that for us can be a problem. When were you in AK? will you go back? SO encouraging to see He is using you adn yoru family is beautiful!


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