Words are wind

I used to believe I was going to Heaven. I used to believe “once saved always saved”. Did I really believe those things? Did I believe a lie? I cannot trust my own mind to “believe” what is true. Is doubt the opposite of belief? Must it be continual to be doubt? When I hear people say they believe something I don’t know if I can trust them. I don’t want anyone to take my word for it when I say I believe something. Examine my actions if you want to know what I believe. Words are wind. 

Cadillac, Michigan
Latitude, Longitude
44.202362, -85.406372

Last year

Me, Shoelace, Cookie, Captain Jack

Last year at this time I was doing some hiking on the Appalachian Trail. I quit after 200 miles. I felt like I failed. I just heard from Captain Jack. He went back out and did a section in New York. It makes me want to get back out there and give it another go. Maybe next year. 

Some posts from the trail:


Friendly Drivers

I want to thank the kind drivers who hang back or change lanes as I get on the highway. The tractor-trailer I drive is slow and heavy. It takes a long time to get from zero to 60. If it weren’t for alert drivers helping me out, my job would be much more difficult.

Thank you.

Wilmington, Illinois
Latitude, Longitude
41.345306, -88.196594

Columbus, Ohio

Latitude, Longitude
39.966828 -83.111345

This sign was across the street from the Swift Transportation terminal. At the terminal I picked up a trailer loaded with 14 diesel engines. Each engine was bolted to a metal frame. Together the 14 engines weighed about 41,000 pounds.