Have you ever been so busy that you forget to take care
of yourself? I think I forgot to pay attention to something somewhere. Maybe
you have had the same difficulty. Greetings in the name of our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ.
It seems I am on the road more in the “off-season” than during race
season. Lynda and I have been traveling on and off since Thanksgiving. I
think we have only had a few weekends at home. Well somewhere along the road
I caught something and find myself struggling. My wife Lynda thought it
might be good to share some of her thoughts over the past few weeks. I am
thankful for her being alongside me in our journeys.
Don and I recently returned from a trip to Haiti . This trip
was one that if you had asked me a year ago I didn't think it would ever
happen. But never say never...right? I have found as I get older that so
much happens in life that you are quite positive will never be possible.
When I first went to Haiti I came back hoping that I could
someday share what I saw and felt there with Don but when I mentioned how
much I wanted him to go there with me, I could tell by the look and sound in
his voice that going to Haiti was not on his list of the many things that
God has for him to do.
Why do we file things away as impossible? The family member who
struggles with addiction, the job that we have that weighs us down everyday,
the state of things in our country that aggravate us? If we look around and
get out of our despair we will see that change is always possible and
The Good Book reminds us....
“for nothing is impossible with God.”
We read and hear that but do we
really believe it? Our human nature leads us to believe in impossibility all
day long. But if I look back at all the things I thought were impossible I
laugh at my lack of belief! Such a lack of faith in God!
Not only did Don and I travel together to Haiti but Don is now an
enthusiastic ambassador for Haiti . We are already planning our next trip!
Some might think, “how can he find time for Haiti with all the work to do
with the racing ministry and being the pastor of a church”? It all goes back
to nothing being impossible; when you are in God's Will and following his
lead he makes the way straight and possible.
A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the LORD;
make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
I have been with Don when he has
wondered how he could cover all the things that needed to be taken care of.
Should he head down south for a racing weekend or stay and be at the Sunday
morning church service? We are always amazed time after time how when we
honor God's lead he honors our time.
When Don made the decision to go to Haiti it was an uncertain
decision for sure. He had no idea what it would be like even to the point of
wondering “how am I going to like eating goat?” To his surprise he actually
liked goat and came home weighing the same as when he left the USA ! I think
that disappointed him a little; he thought he would come home a little
As I write this today we are remembering as a country the life of a
man who had the courage to speak of changing things that seemed impossible
but he saw great possibility. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and he
shared it so that even today many of us remember his thoughts of
possibility. He said,
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite
What are we hoping for? Are we hoping for the impossible? Do we
dare hope for anything? Infinite hope is really all we have.
Everyone who heads to a race with their team has the hope of a win,
right? I have to confess that when I go to the track with Don early on race
day and watch everyone prepare to race I am amazed at the hope I see. Great
time and effort is put into the hope of a win even though everyone knows
there can only be one winner.
Wouldn't it be great to channel that time and effort into
everything that we do with the hope of winning? Even if the win doesn't come
right away, realizing that nothing is impossible is the fuel that keeps us
trying. What if we our faith in God and watch as He fulfills our hope?
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do
I can't say that I always think the
impossible is possible. What I can say is that a true miracle happened when
Don and I stepped foot in Haiti together and he saw what I did; possibility
in a land where only hope for change will bring about the impossible.
I encourage you not to lose faith in what you hope for. If your
faith and hope is in the Lord our God, all obstacles will be removed and the
impossible will become possible.
THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD
CITY INDOOR RACING - The plan was to head to Atlantic City this week,
but I think God may be telling me to take a different track. I will have to
play this one by ear and listen to His guidance. If I miss you there I’ll
catch up with you in Florida !
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