Thursday, October 18, 2007

Samarkand Travelers

Overlooking the Sea of Galilee, Audrey Nelson Jeanne Michealsen and Gwen Murphy took a moment to savor the beauty of the day and the significance of being in the area where the Sermon on the Mount was likely to have been preached. These three hearty travelers walk the legs off of folks half their age! Tonight at dinner, Jeanne Michealsen choked up when she began to recount to her daughter Jeanne Heckman (who did arrive tonight one day late due to her passport snafu) the beauty of the day and the power of the baptism. This kind of traveling does something to the soul of a believer. Things we have heard about in scripture over the years and believe deeply with our hearts, comes alive and takes on that third dimension of personally appropriated experience. For me today, the baptism and the valley of the winds on the via maris hit home in a new way.


At 2:43 PM , Anonymous Lyle said...

Hi Donn,
It was nice to see the Samarkand folks. We now have your entries 5 deep on the bulletin board.


At 10:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell mom Michealsen to have her swim class to some water arobics to the Sea of Gallie. Love you mom, dan


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