POTW :: Frozen Serenity

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Last Sunday after church, I decided to go for a ride into the country with my camera. I figured that it would probably be the last significant snow I will see in a long time, so I took a spin around the backroads of the bluegrass state for about three hours, snapping a few pictures whenever it was possible. It was a really great time of silence and solitude, except for the fact that bathrooms were hard to come by when you are way out there. The pictures above are some of the scenes of my little excursion. In the future, I hope to have a bicycle as my main means of transportation, especially since I have sinned against the god of global warming with my carbon footprint (no really, I just need a bike so I can start exercising more).

I want to say again how much I appreciate all the wonderful support and encouragement we have received from you regarding our transition to Grace Baptist Cape Coral. We could not be more overwhelmed and overjoyed at where God has us in our lives. During these next 2-3 months, we will be working hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.

A couple of things to note coming up. Several have asked for some tips about “live-blogging”, so I am planning on writing a post in the next day or two. It will just be my take on the deal, providing some tips for before, during, and after the live-blogging of the event. Over the next couple of weeks, I am teaching on “intentional evangelism” at church, and I thought maybe we could discuss it a little on the blog as well (post maybe forthcoming). Also, I have talked with Owen and Jason (who blog with me here) about doing a mini-series on missional work, building off the post from last week on evangelism in the workplace and how that relates to one’s vocation. In any case, I am looking forward to that. There will be another post on Blue Collar Theology, focusing on recent resources on Christology. Finally, I have a post scheduled to go up entitled “ministerially speaking” where I will raise the issue of Southern Baptist statistics and biblical church growth (the two do not appear to be the same).

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Grace always . . .

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8 Comments on “POTW :: Frozen Serenity”

  1. Jerry Says:


    I was stationed at Ft. Knox in the early 80’s (one of the reasons why I went to SWBTS later in the decade!), and my wife had never lived anywhere other than El Paso, Texas, where they have two seasons: brown and browner.

    That first autumn, we would spend most every Saturday driving through the countryside with her periodic shouts of “Stop the car, I want a picture of THAT tree.” She slso took lots and lots of pictures of the first heavy snows that we received, but we didn’t do much driving due to the terrible ice storms.

    That area of the Ohio river valley has some beautiful places. Thanks for capturing some of them for us.

  2. Diane Lytle Says:

    “I am teaching on “intentional evangelism” at church, and I thought maybe we could discuss it a little on the blog as well (post maybe forthcoming).”

    Love it! Love it! Love it!! Woohoo! Praise God!

    The pics were shouting glory…what a Creator we get to serve and brag on.

  3. Timmy, I think it would be great during your missional series if you would differentiate between being “missional” and “seeker-sensitive.” And, to the embarassment of the word, I think it may be important to lay out how being missional does not necessarily entail going to the local pub to drink a beer in order to “contextualize.”

  4. Jerry,

    One thing I noticed was how hard it was to actually find a place to stop. There was no emergency lane or area to stop since the snow had piled up, and rarely was there a driveway to pull over. There were some beautiful pics of horses place in the snow around the horse farms, but I just could not find a place to stop. When I got out to get close to a fence, I sank into at least two feet of snow (not fun when you have church clothes on!). Oh well, it was fun nonetheless.


    Thanks! I really need to get out and shoot more. I used to do it all the time. Now I am a loser.


    There are differences in the terms you raised, however I do not think the series on work and mission would fit that kind of conversation. Perhaps we could do another series later addressing some of the things you brought up. The point in particular I am hoping to deal with is the false dichotomy that you are either a good employee by doing your work (alone) or you are a faithful witness (alone). How does your participation in the mission of God at work relate to your job responsibilities at work? How do you live a balanced life between two worlds? Those are some of the questions kicking around in my head and where I hope to launch.

  5. mawireman Says:

    What area of KY were you in for these shots?

  6. Matt,

    I am not exactly sure. I think I was in parts of north Oldham county and southern Henry county–northeast of Louisville. I live about 15 minutes from a bunch of horse farms on county road 1694 and hwy 42. I think the farthest I went was something like 40 miles northeast of Louisville up hwy 42, and then going back through a bunch of backroads.

  7. Camel Rider Says:

    Great pictures. I really enjoy your blog. I wish I could attend the upcoming blogging event, but it’s a little far away from my current home in Africa. Thanks for what you do.
    Camel Rider

  8. Stunning! My wife and kids took our missionary from Venezuela up to see the AiG Creation Museum. Our missionary was pleased to see the snow you have up there. Down here in the piedmont of NC (not that far south from you), the yellowbells and bradford pears are already blooming and the maples are shedding their little reddish-black tufts.

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