Thursday, 27 November 2008

Whats wrong with this picture ???

video

This is my son - on his 1970's Yamaha Enduro that he is restoring - a collector's item. This video clip was taken today - 11/27/08. A few weeks ago this bike would not even run - he has really stripped it down and began to restore it - he got it for less than what he paid for the license plate! When he got it - it was headed for the scrap heap - now it's on its way becoming a collector's item. He knew it had value and could be functional again.

Now, what's wrong with this picture is that white stuff in the background! When he pulled into the driveway to his sisters house this morning the temp was about 25 !! When he left, it had warmed up to about 32! He drove this thing about 12 miles each way !! Fortunately the roads were free of snow and ice!

Now - when Jesus pulled you and I off the scrap heap we had found ourselves on, He began a restoration process that is unbelievable. My dirty old heart sure needed cleaning up, my mind was in a bad state as well. I have seen parts taken off this bike, put into a cleaning solution, soaked (some for several days!) and come out just like new - amazing! Have you got any parts that you need to give to the Master Restorer to clean up - He does an excellent job.

"Lord, please clean me up - I want a total restoration, but is it too much to ask to use me when the weather is nice? What??!! You want to be able to use me at any time ???!! Oh my !! I need to pray some more!"

NOTE: PAPA WILL NOW BE OFF LINE UNTIL TUESDAY DECEMBER 2ND .

32 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Wow! You guys have really got the snow. I look forward to seeing you and Mama Monday. Your son must be very handy to fix that bike. I'll bet you guys had a great meal. I know we did. I sure look forward to seeing you guys. Be careful on the trip. luv ya, Trish

Indian Lake Papa said...

We are anxious Nana to get headed south - My son is super! He is quite the tinker with the bikes! He has a couple others he wants to restore as well. See ya Monday - Lord willing. I am guessing noon to 1pmish - very rough guess!

darla said...

Awesome application!

Looks like you all had a great day! Glad that you got to spend it with your family! love you Papa

Indian Lake Papa said...

DArla - when I heard that he had rode the motorcycle to the house - I could not believe it! The weather was not favorable for bikes! LOL Sometimes I prefer to be a fair weather Christian - make my day smooth Dear Lord! He really has gotten on my case --- I am doing better!

Robin said...

Snow - we don't have any yet - hasn't been cold enough. My family in Ohio has had quite a bit though.

Great application with the bike and our restoration!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Drive Safely on your way south where you won't be seeing any snow (short of a miracle).

Michelle said...

He keeps taking parts off and soaking them in some kind of acidic stuff that's making me really burn! I know it's for my good, but man, I'm ready for a break. I know, He knows what He is doing, so I'll trust.

To use me in all weather??? Only trusting in His sovereignty can I handle such a thought!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa,

I completely agree with your comment following up to my (our) recent Bible study assignment, and see why it was so important to study. Thank you again!

xoxox,
R

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - just a couple of days - then no snow. How are you doing?? Uncomfortable I am sure !!

Roxx - I am thinking of a new assignment for you. Will let you know. I am thinking of the 'scariest' (to me) story in the bible. Will let you know.

Michelle - it amazes me at how my Savior works with me - even in my old age ( LOL ) he keeps working on me - when I think I am losing value, he finds new tasks for me. Let Him use you today!!

Robin said...

Yes, eight days and counting and yes again uncomfortable would describe how I'm feeling now. But how many times do we get to assist God in a miracle?

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - by the time we get to Florida James Jr. may have a beard! Take good care of that miracle!

Pastor Ron said...

Papa, it's been quite a while since stopping by your excellent blog; busy is an understatement.

What you said about the Lord being a restorer is absolutely true. What others throw away, God is able to not only clean up, but actually make better than new. Our God is so awesome.

BTW, I haven't seen the first drop of snow here in Central Florida. There are times I miss seeing that white fluffy stuff, then other times...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Pastor Ron - we will be in the central Florida area soon - next Tuesday! No more snow this winter then!

brainteaser said...

Wow! Great thoughts, Papa! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Brainteaser - any snow where you are at ?? LOL

Robin said...

Papa - I certainly hope not especially if James Jr. turns out to be Jane :)

Oh we did come to agreement on both first and middle names for both a boy or a girl.

Seven days until my due date...but I don't feel like its anytime soon...so it's going to be a surprise all around.

CrossView said...

EVIL snow!

Cool that your son can do that! I admire those talents.... Mine can do things like that and it's so fascinating!

Russ Hutto said...

Snow! Yuck!

We don't even know what that is down here in Valdosta!

Lookinf forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Russ

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - will be praying all weekend - we load up the car right after I shut the computer down - shortly.

Crossview - tell your hub to bring his bike up here and play in the snow!

Russ - not tomorrow - Monday!! LOL

Char said...

Make good choices down there! Sunscreen, vegetables, exercise, etc. Looking forward to hearing you had a safe trip.

Tam said...

hmmm. parts? it all starts in my mind. so yes, that would be my part, for sure!

drive safe!

i love you!!!

Rachel said...

that is crazy! It looks really good now. So cool you guys got snow!!!

mandy said...

Papa: This is a good post. And good thoughts on restoration...
I drove a motorcycle once. And it didn't have breaks, so I had to slow it by down-shifting, then using my feet. Scary, huh? Maybe your son could've fixed it! :)

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I miss snow! What a great video -- how often have I skidded out of a driveway?? Never in Georgia but MANY times while living in Washington!

Blessings!
Lacy

Strider said...

I stopped by to visit after Nanatrish suggested it. Thanks for sharing.

CrossView said...

Today IS Dec. 2nd.... =P

Russ Hutto said...

Papa! I'm so glad we got to meet face to face and hang out for the time we did!

You and Mama are great!

My wife and I enjoyed our meet-up soo much!

You've got new friends and a place to stay any time if you're ever down south this way!

Russ & Lydia

Indian Lake Papa said...

Char - got to FL okay - now to make good choices - like already tonite - went and ate out! HEH Heh!

Tam - I have trouble with the same part - my mind. we had a great trip. Wonderful visit with Nanatrish & Russ Hutto! Love you too!

Mandy - Russ & Lydia and us folk talked about you - sorry we missed you by a day!

Lacy - we did a little slipping and sliding ourselves - trying to get out of Michigan!

Strider - thanks for stopping by! Come back again - ya hear?

CRossview - thanks for stopping by on the 2nd!

Russ - it was special to meet you & Your wife. We will be sure to put you both on our prayer list and your ministry as well. God bless!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Rachel - we are now in Florida - no more snow heh heh!

Robin said...

Papa you knew when to pray! Everything worked out beautifully. It seems my plan and God's plan were on the same page this time... Everything I wanted happened. I wanted to go into labor against traffic - I did, etc... I will post about it eventually. Thanks for your prayers. They mean so much! Little girl joined us at 12:40 am -11-30-08.

Indian Lake Papa said...

RObin - we pray for you every day - especially now that we have a new grand baby - mama wants to hold her new grand child! She loves babies!

Robin said...

Keep those prayers a comin' and you and mama can stop by anytime :) to hold the baby - oh and bring Jake and Jessica with you - I know you are no-where near each other or me... wishful thinking...

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