A future trip…

2794715363_0a65217e29_oSeveral years ago, Deanna and I visited Washington DC. It was an awesome trip. I’d love to take my teenagers there. Obviously, my medical condition, as it now stands, makes it quite a while before I can do it. But you know me, I look far down the road, dream a little, and start planning.

Without my ability to drive, I’ve already been thinking about places to visit, once allowed by my medical team, where I won’t need a car. San Francisco jumps out quick. Public trans rocks, and it’s not far away.

And since y’all know I’ve fallen in love with Amtrak, I may just go that route. It’s more expensive than flying, but I’m sure I’ll be clear for the train before a plane, since I’m already taking the train for clinic visits with approval. So off I go, planning away!

This would be our route, on Amtrak. Why not a straight shot? Well, the northern route, via Chicago, is the “straight” shot. We’d us sleeper cars, the whole back and forth. But, the path back has us stopping for a night in New Orleans, then taking a bus to Shreveport, to spend the weekend with our Texas family, then back on the train, home to Guadalupe, that’s where the Santa Maria station is located.

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Ask the Holy Spirit…when parenting…

Pastor Mark Driscoll, of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA, shares a bit about asking the Holy Spirit to convict your kid when they need it.

Not revolutionary, but mind boggling that so many parents don’t do this, myself included.

[audio:https://trevorcarpenter.com/audio/Mark-Driscoll-Asking-For-The-Holy-Spirit-Parenting.mp3%5D

This is from the sermon titled, “Luke’s Gospel: Investigating the Man Who Is God, Part 48: Asking For The Holy Spirit”, from Luke 11:5-13