Thursday, June 26, 2008

Traveling Mercies...

Last week my son asked me what the phrase "traveling mercies" means. He heard someone use it in a prayer. I explained that we sometimes ask God to extend special grace and mercy over somebody as they take a trip, keeping them safe and making the trip go smoothly. Today we experienced such mercies. My mother-in-law and I, along with my three children, drove from Savannah, GA to Chambersburg, PA in about twelve hours, with absolutely no problems at all. We thank God for His "traveling mercies."

Tomorrow we are driving another six or so hours to Seneca Lake, about which I have written before. Then after a week there we'll go on up to see my parents...YAY!!!

Meanwhile, back at home in GA, Eric is throwing himself into the task of pastoring at Chevis Oaks Baptist Church, our new church home. We love the people there and are really excited about serving alongside them and ministering to them. I know Eric will be lonely for us, but he's got plenty of people looking out for him!

5 comments:

Eric said...

I'm so glad you made it to Chambersburg safely. I wish I could be with you, but feel like I am needed here now. I hope you have a safe trip to the Lake, and then enjoy it there and up in the hinterland. I love you.

chandra said...

Have a great time, my friend. I am sure Eric is going to be missing all of you greatly!! Congrats on the church news too!!
Love ya.
Chandra

Alice C. said...

Eric: I miss you.

Chandra: Let's get together when the kids and I get back. Love you.

tmagskjohns said...

Hi Alice! So glad you all made it safely! I hadn't thought of the implications of Eric getting this job and how he wouldn't be able to go with you! I'll be praying for him! Speaking of traveling mercies...we could use your prayers tomorrow (Sat.) as we travel to Arkansas for Tony's family reunion. Thanks!! Love, Mary

Alice C. said...

Mary: We'll be praying! I love you.