Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Old Backpack, New Backpack

Today I visited a friend in Wyoming, Jeff Milton. I hadn't seen Jeff in over a month. He gave me a new backpack and I am very grateful. In the upper photo is me and my old backpack with lots of duct tape and gorilla tape all over it. In the lower photo is my old backpack and my new backpack. The new one is an Osprey backpack; it holds a little more than my old backpack.

My old backpack was used from November 2006 till today--17 January 2012. It was my constant companion for thousands and thousands of hitchhiking miles on American highways. I thought it hung in there pretty tough.

New month, new year, new backpack.

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  1. Amen! Maybe you can settle into one spot for awhile and the new backpack will not have so many miles put on it.
    God bless!

  2. God bless dear brother. You've hitchhiked for most of 15 years. Just completed 4 years and 2 months on one backpack., Here today, there, maybe tomorrow...All your worldly possessions fit inside a backpack. I'm compelled to quote this from My Utmost For His Highest: "The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life - gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life.To be certain of God means that wee are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we ar certain of God. .. ..When we have the right relationship with God, life if full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy. Jesus said, "...believe also in Me'" John 14:1.. ) NOT, Believe certain things about me.: Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how he will come in... but you can be certain that he will come. Remain faithful to Him..
    God bless you. May the blood of the Lamb cover you. Amen.

  3. Tim I did not have trouble with posting comments but I have had this happen before. The best thing is to clear your cache and then log in again. There is something about cookies that can cause this. If that does not work try another Internet browser.

    Randy those quotes from Tim are what I have come to see is the "Secret Place of the Most High." It is a place of complete trust and not just resignation.

  4. Wow! Sarah, you always have a way to take it up a notch higher in spiritual things. thank you. God bless. That "Secret Place of the Most High." is unspeakable, unimaginable to the natural man, yet this is where we are fed each day. Amen.

  5. Psalm 16 for you this day. May the Lord keep you safe and let the boundary lines fall for you in pleasant places, brother Tim.

  6. When Jeff gave me the new backpack, I said, "Well, this could be good or this could be bad. I am very grateful for the new backpack, but this may mean that I will be hitchhiking for a few more years. I was hoping that 2012 would be my last year of hitchhiking."

    If the Lord wants me to hitchhike, then I have to hitchhike. "Not my will, but Thine be done."