Thursday, December 4, 2008


Milbre and I just returned from a three week vacation in Texas and Louisiana. Because Air-fares are so expensive, we decided to drive this year and take our two dogs, Bentley and Vickers with us. Driving in the high-country in Winter can be interesting to say the least. Hey! This is a great country! The fun and excitement of driving is wonderful.

One of the pleasant by-products of this trip was the price of gasoline. Every fill up was under $2.00 per gallon. The lowest was $1.43 per gallon in Evanston, Wyoming! Go figure!

One of the anomalies I noticed on this trip was the proliferation of Windmill farms used for energy. Across many States were these huge windmills--hundreds of them turning in the wind, producing electricity. I read one article in Texas that companies were sending out individuals to ranchers and farmers across the country, buying up rights to their land for windmill use. It reminds me of the gold rush days or the early days in the discovery of oil, when similar actions were taken. There is some myth as to how much these windmills will provide. I listened to an energy panel on TV today that discussed these issues. Stephen Moore said that to produce enough electricity to light up Manhattan, it would take a land area the size of the entire State of Connecticut.

The wide expanse of Texas, the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, all speak to the beauty of this land called "America". I am glad to be an American! God bless this great country and bring us close to Him.

Hear what the Scripture challenges us to do:

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

[1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. electronic ed. Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 1996, c1984

Lord, send an Awakening to America once more!

No comments: