Saturday, 10 January 2009

Memories - of times gone by!

Oh memories! How are you doing at creating good memories? This picture has a lot of good memories for papa. Tractors - papa has spent many hours on a tractor. My brother and I were driving tractor before our teen years. Fond memories - especially afternoons in the summer. We would pile on the tractor and head for the swimming hole 2 miles down the road.

But you know what is special about this old tractor in the picture? Really nothing, first time I ever saw the tractor. What's special, is the church - papa met Jesus In that church over 50 years ago. An altar call was given and as a young teenager papa went to the altar and met Jesus. I asked Jesus into my heart and to forgive me of my sins. The picture was taken just last year and the church is still a 'lighthouse' in the community. The tractor? Oh its just an antique, not very functional - but interesting to watch.

I hope that my life, over 50 years after an encounter with Jesus, is still very functional as a Christian serving Him. One thing is for sure, others say, just like the tractor, I am interesting to watch!

17 comments:

CrossView said...

You are most definitely interesting to watch! And you're much beter than any old tractor (or new one)... ;o)

Hope you're all better??!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ha Crossview! LOL Life is so much fun and interesting - today I feel like the old tractor! I am doing better though.

Roxanne Kristina said...

Thank you for sharing your engagement with Christ, and thank you for sharing your walk with Him as well. Praying you feel better soon.

xoxox,
R

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - feel better today - but kind of anxious to see how the night goes. No temp so far today.

CrossView said...

I suppose you didn't know that you aren't allowed to be sick without permission, which you most certainly do not have! =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - believe me, I wish it was you instead! :-p

CrossView said...

I'm feelin' the love.... =P

Rachel said...

my son is IN LOVE with John Deere tractors right now. it's so cute.

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa and Mama,

Here is a link to my Manatee post:

http://roxannekristina.blogspot.com/2009/01/best-for-1st.html

Beth has been feeling under the weather herself... haven't forgotten about under water manatee pics... will get those to you asap (Beth has them).

We love you and miss you very much.

Are you feeling better?

xoxox,
R

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - ha! Sure glad you don't have this - it is hanging around longer than I like. Slowly getting better.
Rachel - most will tell you that John Deere's are the best!! But that is personal preference - we grew up on Oliver & Ford tractors.
ROxx - doing better today - its noon here and I have been in Jammies for 3 days now! lol

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa,

I loved our phone conversation. Now I am crying! Next time I will remember to skype so I can see your and mama's beutiful smile!

R

Tam said...

papa - everything you and mama do in life is so intentional. i dont know many retired folks serving in the capacity that you two serve. you are building quite a legacy...

one that will carry on much, much longer than that tractor!

Indian Lake Papa said...

ROXX - crying is something that papa really feels blessed with - always let God touch your heart with tears. ITS okay to cry - keep a tender heart. I love to skype - I usually am watching video chat icons to see who might be out there!

TAM - you are making a legacy as well - stay with it. By the way, I am working on my book - how about you?? Don't let Mandy be a no work excuse! LOL :o) Hope to see you tonight.

Devoted said...

How cool is that! Thanks for sharing. It is amazing how just seeing the church brings back that stirring... I love your blogs and pray God keeps His hand upon you as you serve Him.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Devoted - its a great church !! An independent church - a strong holiness doctrine.

Strider said...

Very good. We're always functional and useful when we have the God of the universe living and acting inside! Nice post.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Strider - I pray that mama and I have many years to make memories and leave a legacy for Christ.