Greetings to you on this most beautiful fall day! As I sit here at the computer, (almost wrote Smith Corona typewriter), which some of you would recall using, it is so tempting to sit on the patio or walk around in my yard. God sure has blessed us with these fabulous fall days, but, I think very soon, some colder weather will be coming over those Colorado mountains and Kansas plains!

Greetings to you on this most beautiful fall day! As I sit here at the computer, (almost wrote Smith Corona typewriter), which some of you would recall using, it is so tempting to sit on the patio or walk around in my yard. God sure has blessed us with these fabulous fall days, but, I think very soon, some colder weather will be coming over those Colorado mountains and Kansas plains!

I recently read about an eleven-year-old boy having enough courage to write to the Thunder’s general manager. The article related how he hesitated about writing it, several times, before gaining enough courage to write.

That story reminded me of the first time I wanted to really pray to God. I knew He was what my mother called our “Heavenly Father,” therefore, I didn’t think we were wealthy enough to talk to someone in Heaven.

Then, nervousness enveloped me, and I forgot what I wanted to tell both Jesus and God. So, I just knelt there for awhile, thinking thoughts of Jesus.

I have often wondered if Jesus heard each and every prayer, as I recall standing at the big Wall in Jerusalem. It was so difficult to even fathom that I was standing exactly where Jesus had walked with his parents and later as an adult man, ministering to others.

When we read our Bible and hear ministers or Sunday School teachers relate about the events of all the disciples and others mentioned in the Holy Bible. I have been privileged to go to all the places mentioned in the Bible. What a blessing, to realize I was walking where Jesus and his family, Paul, Peter and others also ministered and walked.

It was Nineteen-Hundred-Seventy, when I made the trip and none of it has grown dim. In fact, it has grown clearer and more precious, now, as I read and view my photographs of the trips. The Bible definitely clearly and precisely, relates about those events in Israel, Jordan, Greece and Italy.

I am sure it is because of my age, and realizing that Heaven grows closer on a daily basis, because when I recall the trips I made to South American countries and Old Mexico, all of that traveling doesn’t seem to be that significant to me, but when I am sitting reading my Bible, all of those experiences in Israel and Italy and Greece, and reading of Paul’s travels, goodness, it all takes me to those scriptures of his travels.

In closing, I  wish all of you a great week, and be sure to have all your meds ready for the aches and pains that cold weather seems to really bring out! Here’s hoping all of my rambling about my travels will take you to the Holy Bible, and read some of those stories over in the New Testament about Paul, James and John’s travels.

James 4:8a: “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”