East of Fort Sumner, NM off US-84
It’s obvious the church members are gone… but there is more to this church when you have a closer look… Recently Janet and I were returning from visiting our daughter and her family in San Diego. When we return we take the opportunity to travel a different route each time. This gives us a chance to see different parts of the country between California and Texas.
Janet and I like anything old… homes, barns… churches, etc. While driving through Fort Sumner, New Mexico Janet spotted an old abandoned church just off US-84 on the east side of town. I turned around and went back just for Janet… It was a small one room church. It had been abandoned for some time. As always I found myself wondering about all the people who have attended this church over the many years. Love, sadness and joy have been held within these walls.
Standing outside I could see graffiti on the walls… obviously left by people who have little respect for much of anything… Entering the building I found there was not that much graffiti… Surprisingly, what I found really touched me. There were many notes written on the wall left by past visitors… Earnest notes of praise, prayers and confessions… from their hearts.
The church members have gone but this little church is still a place of worship …
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People Sharing Jesus
This is the website of Crestview Baptist Church, our (Ivan & Janet’s) church home. If you do not have a church home we would like to invite you to attend with us through the internet. You can listen to each Sunday service by clicking on this link and you may listen to the sanctuary Bible study class also. The sermon and Bible study are usually posted by Sunday afternoon. Or if you are in the area you have a church home here. You may also want to checkout the sermon and Bible study archives on this page. Pastor Dan Wooldridge sermons have the Lords hand on them and Rev. Jack Phelps Bible studies are the most insightful I have ever been to and both are relative for today.
Reverendbiker’s Home Page
This is Reverend Jack Phelps’ (see above) website. To say he is an interesting guy would be an understatement. He a guy’s guy (taboos to prove it) and he’s not afraid to show it. If you haven’t checked out his website what are you waiting for. You won’t be sorry. And don’t forget to checkout the Bible Study he teaches here.
Blogs I Follow
Observations of a perpetual motorcyclist is, as the name suggests, the observations of David Cooper. David has been a motorcyclist since age 3, and have been “on-road” since 17. David is in his 42nd year. David rides for pleasure as well as for transport, and teaches other people to ride as part of the NSW Roads and Traffic Authorities Compulsory Motorcycle Rider Training and Testing Scheme.
Ride Texas Magazine
This is a great magazine for information about riding in Texas and the surrounding area… and that is a big area. If you wonder, “What’s down that road?” RIDE TEXAS® is for you. Ride Texas has been exploring the back roads, byways and small towns of Texas and the neighboring states since 1998. It’s a quarterly travel journal for the type of travel you love, exploring on two wheels.
Road Runner Magazine
RoadRunner magazine is dedicated to serving active motorcycle enthusiasts by providing them with a comprehensive resource of national and international tours, exciting and picturesque new places to ride, and valuable information on new motorcycles and products that enhance their riding experience.
I like this magazine for a number of reasons, namely motorcycle reviews, gear reviews, touring stories, the photos, its blog and forum. Plus they send free stuff to review from time to time.
Since I got my Goldwing nearly everything I’ve added to the wing I have bought from Wing Stuff. I became a VIP member to get even better deals on their merchandise. I also like the reviews on the products as well a helpful information on installing the products.
Daughters’ Blog & Website
This is my oldest daughter’s blog. She like me suffered for years from really bad migraine headaches. She found that she could control hers by eating a gluten and dairy free diet. She has been collecting recipes that are gluten and dairy free and wants to share them with whomever would like to try them. Have a look and tell her I sent you.
This is my other daughters (Youngest) website. She and her husband offer a coaching service specializing in endurance sports. They create custom plans to fit your personal needs and schedule.
Some of the sports they specialize in:
- Triathlons- Sprint to Ironman distance
- Duathlons- All Distances
- Adventure Races- sprint to 24 hour races
- Running events-any distance including adventure/mud runs
- Cycling- Road racing, Time Trials, Mountain biking, and Bike Rides (MS 150)
They cater to all ability levels. From those aspiring to do their first race and finish to others looking to win their age group, category or accomplish elite status.
Artwork & Note cards for Nature Lovers… as seen through the eyes of a child. Graydon McKoy is 9 years old and is the owner, artist & reptile hunter. All proceeds go to sponsor a child in Niger, Africa and pay for a mission trip to Costa Rica, buy playground equipment for his church.
I was impressed and that is why his link is here. Have a look.
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