Friday, June 13, 2008

A New Kind of Hope

Today it was REALLY hot. Ridiculously so, really. We had to stop a lot to get folks water. We are all exhausted from being on the go so much, getting so little sleep (and not always a good sleep). For me, lack of exercise (I’m often moving around and doing lots, but its different) and poor diet (we’re eating an athlete’s diet) are also contributing to being tired.

Everyone was so exhausted and overheated that when we stopped for lunch, that we decided not to push on for the day. Our plans were to camp for the night about 12 miles down the road, but there was a nicer camp ground across from the gas station we stopped at to have lunch. So we stuck around and enjoyed a lovely evening under the stars… and I slept better there in the dessert in a tent with screen tops so I could see the stars that I have on the entire trip. It was a beautiful, restful gift from God. So much so that getting up at 3:30 the next morning so we could be packed up and ready to go by the time the sun rose didn’t even seem so bad.

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