Saturday, April 29, 2006

I went hiking yesterday with my buddy, Kyle. Kyle is a phys ed. teacher in Franklin and in our life group. He took the afternoon off so we could hang. We went to Radnor Lake and hiked. It was a blast...well, mostly. Those of you who know me at all know that I have 2 serious phobias. One is high places and the other is SNAKES. Yes, we met a snake on the trail yesterday. I had a panic attack. Kyle wasn't all that thrilled either--no matter what he tells you. He got the snake to slither off the path. I couldn't concentrate on anything else the rest of the time--the beauty of Radnor is incredible--but I was watching the path with eyes wide OPEN.

Tomorrow we are going to visit Fellowship of the places on our list to experience during this time off. I'll let you know how it is. Hope you're all having a great weekend!


Drew Battistelli said...

After finals next week, I'm taking a 2 week break from life as well. I've given it much thought and decided that I need to make it a habitat for myself yearly. So, before I go to work at Quail Springs in OKC as an intern, I'll have 2 weeks to listen to God, relax, share God's love and and read Searching for God Knows What & Through Painted Deserts. I'm also gonna take a road trip through some of Texas alone. 1st chance to do that in my entire life.

Vindicate me, my God,
and plead my cause
against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those
who are deceitful and wicked.

You are God my stronghold.
Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?

Send me your light and your faithful care,
let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell.

Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.

-Psalm 43 (tNIV)

*May God bring you to His Holy Mountain*

Jenni said...

BST - I pray that your time away is refreshing and refueling to you and your family.

Justin said...

you don't have to worry about snakes anymore brandon. antivenom will pretty much take care of you unless you get bit in the face.

speaking of snakes, have you heard about the movie "snakes on a plane" with samuel l jackson?