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  1. Linnea says:

    Oh, Michael…out of the mouth of babes…God’s voice…

  2. Michael,
    Love it!

  3. Scott says:

    I knew this week’s TGIF was going to be good. One of the best yet. Thank you.

  4. Michael says:

    Thanks, all.
    I hiked my legs off, so I’ll be crashing like a rock soon. 🙂

  5. Paigemom says:

    Very good. Amen and very very true….. Shades of The Shack, eh?
    One of my very favorite women’s devotions is by Gigi Graham about how in ministering to children in the daily mundane (such as doing laundry, scrubbing bathtubs, and starting fires). She asks the Lord about ‘ministering’ in bathtub scrubbing “Even this?”, Jesus answers “Even this. Who else is going to do it for Me?”
    Hope your time in the beauty of the woods was refreshing anyhow.
    love you!

  6. erunner says:

    What a beautiful place you’re at. I had our grandson on my knees and we watched his favorite video five times! It’s about unconditional love and having the goal of wanting to please your owner/master all of the time. Lots of truth from the movies this comes from. Enjoy your time Michael!!

  7. Michael says:

    Love you to, Paigemom.
    E, we’re home already… I only had one night and today…but I’m grateful to have had that.

  8. jlo says:

    start a fire

  9. Solomon Rodriguez says:

    Ahh the great outdoors! I was watching that show “Naked and Afraid” on Discovery and I think I want to try out for that show and test my survival skills as well as get some time in nature with God

  10. Gary says:

    “Can I start a fire now?” …ominous.

  11. Michael says:


    It’s all good.
    When we are up on the mountain we always build a camp fire in the fire pit in front of the cabin.
    He gets to use a flint like in those survival shows…and it takes him so long I get some time to myself. 🙂

  12. Gary says:

    What I mean is if God had a double meaning when He gave you that message. How else could God start a fire? I mean if He asked you and you said yes. Ominous. Maybe I’m making something out of nothing.

  13. David Sloane says:

    Enjoy those starry nights!

  14. Nonnie says:

    A cleaning woman once said, “My mop is the hand of God. I clean to make others more comfortable….people that my God made.”

  15. Nonnie says:

    I’m glad you got some R&R.

  16. PP Vet says:

    So you escaped the rat race, fled to the very edge of civilization, communed with nature its most raw and pristine state, where you were able to share your experience over the … Internet.

    Awesome. 🙂

  17. Becky says:

    Excellent! A great reminder for me.

  18. Michael says:

    PP Vet,

    I had to wait until I got home…there is only a spit of wi-fi in one place up there. 🙂

  19. Gary says:

    One day would not be enough for me. That would just be a warm-up. I have to leave my devices at home.

  20. Michael says:


    Trust me, I would love to just stay there.
    That is what I consider to be my home…and I spend a lot of time wanting to be home.
    That’s another story entirely…

  21. Gary says:

    Do you ever camp in a tent or rv? I like tent camping. Most of my camping experience is in tents.

  22. Michael says:


    We stay in a little cabin.
    One of the blessings of getting older is that the people you have taken care of acquire the means to take care of you.
    When I was a little boy I cleaned the same cabins with my grandma who worked for the resort…now I get to stay in one every once and a while.
    I’m always grateful for those times.

  23. PP Vet says:

    We all have our favorite camping spot.

    Mine is Holiday Inn Express.

  24. Gary says:

    barf! lol

  25. Gary says:

    Is Rickety Bobboly Alex? I’m so disappointed and I’m outta here. I’m tired of being played. What a simp I am.

  26. Gary,
    No one on here was trying to play you. Most of us just abide by the anonymity rule, even when almost everyone knows who they are. Sorry, thought you knew.
    If anyone is playing someone it is RB all the time.
    This all some big experiment for him and we are the lab rats.

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