Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Waiting upon the Lord...

Waiting upon the Lord is a complicated thing. It is not always sitting on the couch with our hands folded in prayer waiting to hear from the Father. It is not always about patience. It is not always like a dog with a treat on his nose waiting for the ok to eat it. The spiritual truths that the Lord needs us to learn cannot always be learnt in one lesson, or a hundred, but precept upon precept and line upon line, (Isa 28:9-11)

I guess a part of me thinks it should be like the movie "the Matrix." Like when Neo is sitting in the chair and they just push the button for "LOAD" and then next thing he says is, "I know Jujitzu." The Lord cannot always show us the big picture in an instant. Some things need to be absorbed by us, mulled over because we need to understand and sometimes that takes time whether we think so or not.

One way the Lord has dealt with me is to show me the false doctrine first (in a way I believe) before later showing how it is a false doctrine and what truth in particular the false doctrine hides. Any doctrine that is not based on the truth of God's Word is false, and when believed, blinds the mind of those that believe in it. But there are alot of false teachings out there, tiny subtle twistings of God's Word that we automatically take as truth because we have always heard it taught that way and we don't even question it anymore. That is why the Bureans were more noble than those in Thessalonica. They double checked to see if those things being taught were really in the Word or not.

I went to Urgent Care today. I have had some sort of allergic reaction. They put me on steriods for a couple weeks that decrease in potency as you taper off, and also on allergy medicine. I would have been willing to die or be healed before I went to the doctor. For some reason it is God's will that I go this route rather than being healed, which actually hurt my feelings, alot. But there are spiritual lessons to be learned here even now, so I will continue to ask what the will of the Father is and to pray for full healing. I also think more will be revealed when the lab work comes back in the next couple days.

Psa 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Just between me and Him...

Some of the trials and tribulations that I have had on this trip are sortof between me and the Lord. Just meaning they are personal and it would be very difficult to convey on this blog, but still just as profound to me as the other stories here. I still have lots of things to write about but have been in a physical trial the last couple days and not able to post. I have some health issues I need to address the next couple days before I get back on the road. I will try to post some stories I have not had a chance to share with you in the meantime.

Some amazing verses the Lord has shown me to help me during the most fiery trials:

Isa 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
Isa 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
Isa 54:9 For this [is as] the waters of Noah unto me: for [as] I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
Isa 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Friday, June 26, 2009

There is no pain...

As a wonderful saint has recently reminded me, part of the reason they are called trials and tribulations is that they are always far more difficult than we imagined they would be. I looked up at the www.blueletterbible.org to see if there was a verse for pain in the hands. There was one that was sortof related, Jer. 6:24. But I believe the context is really imnportant for our days and the judgements that will be coming.
Jer 6:22 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth.
Jer 6:23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they [are] cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.
Jer 6:24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, [and] pain, as of a woman in travail.
Jer 6:25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy [and] fear [is] on every side.
Jer 6:26 O daughter of my people, gird [thee] with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, [as for] an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.
Jer 6:27 I have set thee [for] a tower [and] a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
It is also important during the times of trials to remember the specific promises of God. Like:

Phl 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ.


Hbr 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Hbr 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Hbr 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Hbr 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Hbr 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Hbr 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Hbr 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Hbr 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
Hbr 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Zombie City part 2: Gardiner

I was not really going to go south again, but by a series of circumstances, once again found myself driving through Gardiner. I mentioned it last time when I was talking about Reedsport, but Gardiner is really the one that looks like a serious ghost town. Pictures just cannot adequately convey. Then I saw this from the road. A cemetary that is actually promonantly displayed as you drive past the town. Too ironic.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rushing around going nowhere...

Everyone drives like a maniac here! I pull over several times an hour in order to let all the crazy drivers past. People all need to just slow down and see the scenery!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Faithful in least

I failed another test yesterday. Remember that it was always the people who worshipped other gods, or stopped being faithful, it was NEVER the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luk 16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
Luk 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luk 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?

There was certain things I was supposed to do on this trip daily, that I had gotten away from. I should be walking in the morning and the evening. (Swimming or some other exercise could be substituted, but some form of exercise should be done morning and evening.) I believe that because I was not being faithful in the little things, when called on to do something specific, I am not listening and I missed an opportunity. Every time I fail, the Lord chastens me, but in order to perfect me. The Lord wants me to be fruitful, but also to obey exactly what He is asking me to do. The Lord is teaching me obedience and the glory will be His. Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace towards me.

When you fail, it is very important not to give up. We will all fall down when we are learning to walk before our Lord. It is the Lord who perfects us. If we are a fruitul tree, the Lord will prune us so that we are more fruitful. Even the Lord Jesus Christ learned obedience through the things He suffered.
1Jo 2:12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
1Jo 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
1Jo 2:14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
1Jo 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jo 2:16 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jo 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

So this morning, I got back on track, and asked the Lord to forgive me. After obeying I was greatly inspired for writing on this blog. I stopped and took a long walk at a rest area, where I found this little glade:

I also found a walking stick that was already pre-whittled that was the perfect size for me. Thank you God!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The walls of Jerusalem

Have spent the weekend with cousins in a little RV park. I slept in the van and it was ok, except I will need to be by the bathroom! But I think I will be okay parking in the state parks. I think it is that I object to how expensive it is to park in the state parks. $22 a night seems very expensive to me. I spent a lot of time online reading the news and now I'm really sleepy for writing this blog. ZZZzzz...

(Happy Father's Day!)

Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psa 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit.
Psa 51:13 [Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Psa 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: [and] my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Psa 51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Psa 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Psa 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst

Dark days ARE upon us. Some people think they are coming soon. I say they are already here. I had this view as I got my free wifi yesterday:
This wasn't the disturbing part. It was when a group of little girls, maybe they were 12-14 years old, came to take turns taking pictures of themselves with their little hands on the butt of this statue that was disturbing. There was a time when young girls would not dream of thinking that was funny. There was a time when they would not think of it at all. Innocence is over. Maybe you think this is an over reaction? I think it is a symptom of why our country will be judged. No-one thinks there are things that are wrong or right. Everything is ok, or whatever.

Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
Eze 9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
Eze 9:6 Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which [were] before the house.
Eze 9:7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.
Eze 9:8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
Eze 9:9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah [is] exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not.
Eze 9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, [but] I will recompense their way upon their head.
Eze 9:11 And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which [had] the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.

Lam 1:21 They have heard that I sigh: [there is] none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done [it]: thou wilt bring the day [that] thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Going North anyway...

Against my better judgement I am going North today towards Seaside. Here are the reasons I dont really want to go.

1.)Defcon 2

2.)WHO goes to Level 6 - But this guy really says it best!

3.)False Flag stuff going on there - Amalgam Dart

4.)General weirdness.

But I dont have any feeling's in my spirit not to go. So could be just an average days dose of fear from the world.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Robbing banks in Waldenport

or personal run on the bank part 2.

Very strange day today. The wifi was down at the Florence library, so I just decided to head north. It is a very beautiful day compared to the last time I was driving trough Waldenport and Newport. I stopped in Waldenport at their library and checked on the computer where a branch of my bank is located in Newport. I found out that Waldenport itself had a branch of my bank only a couple blocks away from the library. So I drove to the bank to cash a check I had. While I was there I decided to take a huge chunk of cash out of my account because I'm not happy with the way the bank flagged my account for fraud because I got gas three times in one day. (My gas gauge is broken)

So I got out $2500 in cash and hid it in a secret place in my vehicle. I got in and continued north. I crossed the bridge out of Waldenport but the Lord put it on my spirit to double check the money. So I pulled over, and went to check the money. Come to find out the girl had actually given me $7000! SCORE!!!! (just kidding!) I turned straight around and drove back to the bank to return the money. Phew! I was a bank robber and didnt even know it! Thank the Lord He showed me that before I got too far away.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

4 winds and the sea...

I've been thinking alot about the four winds. I seem to see those words everywhere lately. I even stayed at a place in Depoe Bay called the Four Winds hotel. (I'm not sure I recommend it, I got spider bites there and the internet connection sucked. But they have a coupon special you can find in the free flyers at fast food restaurants to stay there for $35.99. Stay at your own risk.)

I did a word study on it, but it is huge.

The East Wind announces famines and brings in locusts.

The West Wind takes the locusts away.

The South Wind brings heat. (Luke 12:55)

The North Wind drives away rain (Prov 25:23)

the Four winds gather the elect.

Eze 37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
Eze 37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
Eze 37:6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Eze 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
Eze 37:8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but [there was] no breath in them.
Eze 37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
Eze 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Eze 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
Eze 37:13 And ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
Eze 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken [it], and performed [it], saith the LORD.

Then I thought about the great shaking that will happen soon. The shaking that the Lord will do in judgement here very soon. Could the dead bones be like the church of Sardis? About whom Jesus said, "I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead." or could they even be the dead in Christ? that rises first? I don't know the answer yet. The Lord is always righteous and holy. Blessed be the name of the Lord

Thursday, June 11, 2009

you gotta stay here!

If you are ever in Rockaway, you have to stay at the Sea Haven Motel. What a blessing this little place is! The interenet wifi has 5 whole bars (if you have done any traveling at all, the motels always SAY they have free internet but you are lucky if you get 2 bars if you can connect at all. The care and love that goes into each room is just amazing, and it is really reasonable for the price. The owners really take special care of their customers.

(plus the shower has AWESOME pressure! believe me it is well worth it to stay here!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ecola State Park - not quite...

I ran over to Ecola state park this morning because it was low tide and I remember Ecola State Park from my teenage years. It is a very windy road with no shoulder to get there and was just how I remembered it. I took an unused trail that we used to sneak down to the beach on when I was young. I got to about 5 feet to the bottom and knew I could not go down any further. I'm not young anymore and I am woefully out of shape. I wondered if I was to risk getting down that extra 5 feet how I would get back out again and had a mind picture of a helicopter bringing me back up with a broken leg! I had to stop at that point and go back up. Even so, the trek back up was very physically hard on me.

I know turning around to go back up was the right thing to do, but I still cried when I reached the top, being so close to the finish line without completing the race sort of feeling. I think I will try that again at the end of the summer. It may be that I will be ready by then.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Filthy garments...

So yesterday I started thinking about the fact that I need to do some laundry. I got a little motel in Rockaway because I want to find out about a job before I head south again. As soon as I walked into the room I was amazed. It already had a washer and dryer in the room! I did not know that when I rented the room. Another blessing from the Lord.

At first I thought that there is not anything spiritually significant about laundry in the Bible, but then I realized that was a dumb thought. The bible if FULL of references of garments and clothes etc. Usually garments (and especially how clean or dirty a garment is) is referring to righteousness. With anything that makes a garment dirty is sin. I was surprised to see that the terms "filthy garments" was only used twice in the bible.

Zec 3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
Zec 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: [is] not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
Zec 3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
Zec 3:5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
Zec 3:6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,
Zec 3:7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
Zec 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they [are] men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
Zec 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone [shall be] seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekend Miracle

I stayed with a friend and could not get online most of the weekend. I was a little concerned that maybe I had made a mistake in discerning God's will because I was already running out of money and not sure what I was going to do on Monday as far as where I was going to stay and what I was to do next. We drove up to Astoria to take a look around and what would I see? God's Will pulling into the harbor RIGHT NEXT TO ME! I knew I needed a camera for this one. Right next door was this one:

Just another confirmation that I am where I am supposed to be. The Lord is SO AWESOME!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Zombie City: Reedsport

I sortof missed going to Brookings. On the way down I was distracted by my decision whether or not to go to California to drop off the hitch-hiker. On the way back up I was distracted because it was late and I was looking for a place to sleep by then.

But I do remember both times I drove through Reedsport and Gardiner. Boarded up buildings galore and the epitome of a good horror movie scene, (or government cover-up town.) I mentioned to my hitch-hiker that I just felt like Reedsport was a very weird dead little town. My hitch-hiker told me the reason he was separated from his friends was he was arrested in Reedsport for sitting on the rail-road track. "Criminal Trespass." According to him, he had to stay in jail for 5 days because the judge only worked on Tuesdays. Wow.

Yesterday I had a craving all day for a big crab and maybe shrimp salad. But I never really had an opportunity to pull over anywhere because of all the storms. Anyway, as I was driving through Reedsport I see a sign in front of the Bedrock Cafe that says "Crab Louie" which is basically crab salad. Actually their B was upside-down so that it really said, "Crap Louie" I went in and it was just out of the twilight zone. The waitresses first ignored me for the most part so I moved up to the counter. They didnt seat me and just rattled off the specials, it was strange like they did not want me to eat there. I ended up leaving without ordering. I dont know if Zombies roam the street at night in Reedsport, but during the day, they work at the Bedrock Cafe.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Side Quest - Northern California

I was driving along wondering what I would do when I hit Brookings. I had no direction from the Lord and I was going to be there in a couple of hours. Then I noticed a hitch hiker. It was some kid with a huge trash bag with his thumb out. I noticed his face and he seemed harmless enough, but I drove past him and kept driving. I started praying, Lord? Did you want me to pick up hitch-hikers? I mean I would really like to know your will on that. Should I pick up the next one? I prayed about it and then my mind went on to other things.

I have been making it a habit of pulling over and letting the faster cars pass me. Everybody always seems to be in a hurry and NO ONE drives the speed limit. I am being especially careful to drive the speed limit because I know that Satan would love to have some cop write me a really expensive ticket. I was driving through some little town when I noticed quite a few cars behind me. I pulled over and watched through the side mirror to make sure all the cars had passed. When I looked up again, who was standing in front of my van but this same kid/hitch-hiker.

I said to him, "Weren't you behind me?" He said, "Yeah. I thought I saw you pass me at one point" I said, "How did you get in front of me?" "I got a ride from a guy who was driving 120 mph."

So I told him I was going to Brookings and he asked me if I would give him a ride. Once again I had a strong feeling that this was God's will so I rearraged the luggage so that he could sit in the passenger side. He asked me if I had anything to eat because he hadn't had anything to eat for a couple of days. I gave him some oatmeal cookies to hold him over until we saw a fast food restaurant. The only one we saw was a Subway sandwich (his name ironically was Jared - NO! I DON'T MAKE THIS UP!)and bought him a foot long. He is 19 and got separated from his friends who are all travelling to New Mexico in a big blue bus.

So we went merrily along and I had an opportunity to share God's Word with him and everything was ok. So a little later he asked me what I was doing after I got to Brookings. I said that I honestly did not know. He said that his friends were waiting for him in Northern California and if I could take him there. He didnt think that it was past Arcata maybe only around 50 miles (Which is longer than you might think on wind-y roads through redwood country.)

We had stopped at a Fred Meyer store in Brookings - and I was praying about whether I should go into California to take this kid to meet with his friends. Although I was not altogether peaceful about the idea of taking this kid to California the words of Jesus Christ came to my mind.

Matt 5:41 - 42 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

So I took him down. As soon as we entered California it RAINED HARD. It had not really rained here since I had started just a few sprinkles. It was dark and stormy and there was even horrible storm warnings on the radio "with 3/4" sized hailstones" etc. Here is a little idea of how far down into California we went:

But miraculously we were able to find this kids friends and I was able to start back up to Oregon.

Yesterday, while I was experiencing this I thought maybe things were so dark driving down with all the storms because I had somehow mistaken the Lord's will and was not supposed to be in California. But looking back, not only do I believe I was 100% in God's will, but that the dark storms and possibly worse that this kid would have experienced if he had had to hitch-hike convinced me that I was sent there to make sure that kid was protected and found his friends again in safety. I made it back to Oregon and was able to find a motel for only $35 for the night. But I was so so so tired! that I pretty much fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. Thank the Lord

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The view from a high mountain...

The Lord woke me up at 1:11am to write this post. I know my boyfriend will like that, he is always seeing that number. I actually think I read somewhere that 3 ones represents the Lord. Well, the Lord is definately in charge of this journey.

I stayed at the hotel in Florence until I had to check out of the hotel at 11am because I was listening to the recent teachings from Pastor David J. Meyer, a man I know has the spirit of God and teaches the truth of God's word. His recent teaching was titled "A view from the mountaintop." which is fast becoming a theme of this trip.

I drove south all day. I reached North Bend faster than I thought I would. I left the safety of Hwy 101 there because I wanted to follow the coast and 101 was far more inland than I wanted. I felt a little concerned about leaving 101 for a minute when I saw a sign that said, "Relax, God is in charge!" It made me laugh and reminded me that yes, the Lord is very much in charge of this trip.

I knew that I needed to walk along the beach today. Part of the importance of obeying the Lord is getting some exercise each day. I did not find any real beach access until around 2pm, when I found a day use park unexpectly. I walked out to the ocean and what should float in on a wave right to my foot? A perfectly fresh orange! I knew that was a gift from the Lord, just to prove to me once again that He will provide for all my needs on this trip, supernaturally if need be. When I got back to the van, I peeled that orange and ate it, and it was the freshest most juicy, best orange I have eaten in my life. I really wished I had a camera at that point, so you could see how fresh and perfect this orange was. That is the care of the Lord.

Then I drove a very strange back road to Bandon where the road looked out over the tops of the trees and I kept feeling that I was on TOP OF THE WORLD. Only it was a scary feeling because I also felt like I could literally fall off either side of the road and fall into the forests. Definately the view off the high mountain.

Even the view off the cliffs of Bandon near the motel where I am staying tonight is high up over the ocean and rocks. Here is a picture of one of the rocks near Bandon. Face Rock.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The journey commences

We spent all weekend getting the van ready for the spiritual journey that the Lord would have me go on. Just so you can see how amazing the curtains are I do have some pictures of the inside of the van to see how I could live comfortably.

I was very thankful for the amazing work my sister and her husband did to make those curtains and to put my stuff on top the van and I thanked the Lord and blessed them as I left.

I drove first to Lincoln City and then down to Florence. I did pull over at one point and crawled in back to sleep and everything was great, but I realized my mistake in getting rid of the blankets. It was very cold yesterday, but thankfully the extra quilt I was using as a seat cover could just as easily be used as an extra blanket in a pinch. It was a nice nap.

Then I was able to stop at the little stone cabin at Cape Perpetua that the Lord had put on my heart very strongly to see. It was an absolutely breathtaking view.

I stayed in Florence (in a hotel, I know, but I really did need the wifi, I will not be able to do that very much at $65!)

A very strange storm happened during the night. It didn't move like normal storms and it was a very intense thunder and lightning storm but it never rained. It reminded me that there is a spiritual battle going on. We wrestle not with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers and spiritual WICKEDNESS in HIGH PLACES.

Do not justify to ME why you have rejected the LORD and JESUS and the WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE. The flimsy excuses you use to absolve your guilt will not save you in the day of judgement, which IS ABSOLUTELY COMING SOON. SEEK THE FATHER WHILE THERE IS TIME!!!