Day Four – Reaching Critical Mass

nuke_explosionThings are reaching critical mass now.  It’s nearly 7:30 pm and the movers will be here in about 14 hours. There are still MANY things left undone. Any hope of a relaxing evening is quickly slipping away.  It looks like it’s going to be a long night. I’m quickly running out of gas, but Linda continues to chug along like The Little Engine That Could.  She’s incredible!

I’ve been doing a lot of work with my hands these past two weeks and they’re beginning to show it.  Five of my fingers have those painful cracks that are like little paper cuts.  How can such small wounds hurt so badly? They look like the gnarled fingers on the hands of the fantastic wood carvers I remember from the Alpine village of Oberammergau, Germany.

It finally struck me today that in less than 48 hours we will be headed for Sioux Falls.  I’ve grown very fond of Pittsburgh, but I have a history of growing to like the places where I live.  What really hit home today is that I will be leaving so many good friends and colleagues behind.  There are many great cities in this world, but it’s the people who make a city worth living in.  Thank God that the digital age has given us so many ways to remain in contact.

God continues to bless us with good weather…just give us 24 more hours please!  It looks like rain on Friday, but our moving van should be well underway before then.  Please lift up your best weather prayers for us and join me as I pray:

Dear God–my wife and I are moving to a new place. Please make this a smooth and joyful experience in every way.  Please decide for us how the details should unfold to reveal your perfect will in our lives and the lives of those we are following there.  Thank You for providing all of the resources and and wonderful people who have helped us prepare for this adventure. Help us to trust You, knowing that your perfect will is for us to be joyful in Christ, regardless of the place or circumstances we find ourselves in.  I pray this in Christ’s name.

Tomorrow promises to be a very busy day, so I will most likely remain silent until the end of day 6 when, God willing, we’ll be on the road.

One response to this post.

  1. Zach, et al…

    You are all in my prayers. It is “down to the wire time”, yet Christ will see you through… He always has…

    As for the gnarled fingers and hands, there is an awesome product that you can pick up at a Giant Eagle on your way out of town… I have had years of split fingers and bloody hands from petrochemical toxicity. I used to be a steelworker until they pad-locked the gates years ago. About a month ago, I was introduced to “O’Keeffe’s Working Hands”. It is the only product that has ever worked. It took about a week to heal my hands… I use it AM and PM and it actually works! PTL!

    Safe travels… looking forward to your next installment. Prayer and Praise to Our Lord, Jesus Christ! Be Blessed as you travel.


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