Friday, January 15, 2021

THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES - JANUARY 2021

1-15-21 Friday 6:53 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

COLD & RAINY & SNOWING &....OUR FIRST DUCK EGG


Here at the "Retreat Cabin", we're working on staying warm and dry.  


We were pleasantly surprised to find our first Duck egg.  We incubated our first duck 5 months ago and now, they're "delivering" eggs right on schedule.

 Folks, I just don't know what to say about all of the "Political Turmoil" in America except....WE ARE PRAYING FOR OUR NATION & OUR LEADERS!

We're working on preparing for difficult days ahead. 

Time to light a fire and put on a fresh pot of coffee and simply TRUST GOD TO HAVE HIS WAY!!

As I say every single day and truly mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

1-14-21 Thursday 6:31 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

THANK YOU!!

I was overwhelmed yesterday by the number of "well-wishers" for my birthday.  THANK YOU!! 

All I can say is....

GOD IS GOOD...ALL THE TIME!!

I count it such a JOY to serve our Lord Jesus! I am forever grateful for Him giving me the ability and the heart to do so.  

I have been touched and live in God's AMAZING GRACE!!

Now, regarding the days that we are living in....Cindy and I believe that we are heading into some very difficult days.  The GREAT DIVIDE between left and right is greater than ever.

As for me and my house, YES, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!!

So, today, we continue to work on the "Retreat Cabin" and take care of our critters (horses, donkeys, ducks, dogs).  We're just trusting our Lord to guide our footsteps.

THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support.


Hey....it's not so bad being 70 years old!!!

Air Mobile Joe

1-13-21 Wednesday 7:49 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

ON THIS DAY.....70 YEARS AGO

A sweet little "Cajun Momma" gave birth to an 8 lb. baby boy at the old "Our Lady of the Lake Hospital" in Baton Rouge.

It wasn't an easy birth and the little boy had viral pneumonia and nearly died.  It was touch and go for nearly a week.

Well, he did survive and is now typing this very blog.  

THANK YOU MOMMA (who is now with Jesus) and THANK YOU LORD for giving me a chance to live and serve you on this earth.

I'm still alive and kicking and looking for that "Next Mission" to serve the Lord and see Him move in mighty ways.

I want you to know how much I truly appreciate your precious and invaluable prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

1-12-21 Tuesday 6:52 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

STRANGE DAYS....

In the pursuit of truth.....I stand a bit bewildered.  So many voices and reports. Who to believe and what to do?

News Reports from various sources are like reports from different planets.  The vast divide is staggering.  

On one hand, President Trump is a monster and on another hand, he is a great patriot seeking what is best for our nation.  

Well, I'm just sticking with the Word of God and leaning upon Him daily to guide and lead our steps.


One thing is for sure, we are told in the Word of God to PRAY for our leaders and that is exactly what Cindy and I are doing.


Preparing for difficult days is a GOOD THING to do.  

Believe me, it is better to be PREPARED than to NOT be PREPARED.  If you err on any side, err on the PREPARED side.

So, on this 12th day of January we look to HIM to guide us each step of the way.

I just realized that on this day, 11 years ago, was the Haiti Earthquake.  Over a quarter of a million people died due to this catastrophic event.  

My heart is sad as I so well remember that day.  With God's help we were the first private plane to land in Haiti on January 13th....literally hours after the quake. 

Our work was cut out for us and our hearts were broken beyond belief.  

Well, it's time to head out to buy more supplies and prepare for difficult days ahead.

As I say every day, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support and.....KEEP THE FAITH!!

Air Mobile Joe


1-11-21 Monday 7:21 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

KEEP THE FAITH....


Folks, there is a lot of stuff going on "behind the scenes" here in America.  

As you, who have wandered down this path of life with me over the years know, I often encourage you to store up and stock up for difficult times.

Well, it appears as if the next few weeks and even the next few days will be CRITICAL for the future of America.

I urge you to top off your car, replenish your pantry and "batten down the hatches" because some very difficult times may be ahead.

The Media is not telling a LOT OF STUFF.  We've been receiving information from Biblical as well as Political friends.  

Believe me, challenging times are coming and are even at our door.

Above all, I urge you to KEEP THE FAITH & SEEK HIS FACE!

Remember, HE (JESUS) is in CONTROL!!!

Again, I urge you to take inventory of what you have in your home and if you're able, fill in any areas of supplies that may be low.  

We're currently in a snow storm here in the Tennessee Retreat Cabin, but as soon as I finish this blog, I'll be heading out to replenish.

As always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

1-10-21 Sunday 7:14 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

FEAR NOT!

Woke up in the middle of the night with those Words ringing in my head and heart....FEAR NOT!



Our Lord tells us...FEAR NOT FOR I AM WITH YOU!!

Folks, in all my years, never seen anything like this in America.

One thing I know, this is a SPIRITUAL BATTLE and our PRAYER is that the TRUTH COMES OUT!

There is so much going on that we simply do not know what to believe.  So many voices saying so many things.  

What we do know is....Our Lord is in control and our PRAYER is....LORD HAVE YOUR WAY! 

Cindy and I believe that in these days ahead, we will have so many opportunities to serve HIM!  We pray for strength and wisdom and guidance.


WE PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP
...who is still the PRESIDENT of these United States!  The Bible tells us to do this.


We don't know what lies ahead, in the next few weeks, but we do put all of our TRUST & FAITH IN JESUS! 

And, as I say every single day and mean with all of my heart is, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!


Air Mobile Joe





1-9-21 Saturday 7:08 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.....

As we see these times unfolding before us, Cindy and I are more determined than ever to simply....

SERVE THE LORD!!

The Bible tells us that times like this will come and....Folks, as we look at the Pandemic, Political Turmoil, Natural Disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, etc), it is becoming increasingly clear that we are entering into some very difficult and hard times.

Regardless of who is in power here in the U.S. .... JESUS IS LORD and we are serving Him.

So, I encourage you to seek HIM during these days and OBEY HIM & SERVE HIM with all of your heart.

We believe that it is no accident that we are here...FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!  

Neither is it by accident that you are here...FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!

And, we're THANKFUL to have you with us with your precious prayer, love and support!!

Keep the faith and hold on tightly to HIS HAND!!

Air Mobile Joe



1-8-21 Friday 3:06 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

SNOW FALL IN THE MOUNTAINS

Up early this morning to bring some dear friends to the Knoxville to catch an early flight back to Florida.

Pastor Terry and Kevin have been a big help getting Dennis and Barbara moved in to their new home in TN.


There's a gentle snow fall this morning in the Mountains of East TN.  It's simply lovely.

Well, it's time to hit the road for Knoxville.  May write more a bit later.  God bless and as always, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

 

1-7-21 ThuIrsday 6:46 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

HERE WE ARE.....

Yesterday, the Electoral College chose Joe Biden to be the next  President of the U.S.  

It is now official.....barring any more extraordinary events.  We PRAY for our Nation and the days ahead.

Must admit, I personally have moments of anxiety and anger.  

However, as our Lord does so well, He gives me peace (that passes all understanding) in the midst of the storm.  

So, here we are.  


As I said yesterday....."As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"....No matter who is the President of these United States of America.

I must also say, here and now, I in no way condone violence and destruction.  This is NOT the answer.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR AMERICA!!  


I pray for our Leaders and PRAY that they will accomplish the WILL OF GOD on this earth as it is in heaven!!

So, on this chilly day in the Mountains of East TN, it's time to go help our new neighbors, Dennis and Barbara West get settled into their new home.

It's also time to feed the horses and the donkeys and the ducks and make sure we have enough firewood, as we're expecting snow this evening.

Life goes on and we're ever THANKFUL to you for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe



1-6-21 Wednesday 4:25 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

HOME SAFE!  TRUSTING GOD!!

Our weary "moving" team pulled up to the "Retreat Cabin" last night.  Cindy had a beautiful meal awaiting us.  


We had a couple of close calls along the way and the boat trailer needed some "McGeiver" attention.  A couple of cargo straps pulled it together.


Passed an unusual U.S. armored vehicle along the way.  But didn't see any other military vehicle movements on our journey home.

Today, we'll be unloading the 2 big U-Haul trucks and helping Dennis and Barbara settle into their Tennessee home.

Again, we are so pleased having our dear friends so close to us here in the Mountains of East TN.

Saw the results of the Georgia Election this morning.  It appears that Warnock beat Loeffler and the Purdue - Ossoff race is too close to call at this hour.


As for me and my house, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!!

Again, WE PRAY FOR GOD'S WILL TO BE DONE!

You know, I'd like to say this about my Cindy.  When calls come in to help others, Cindy stands with me and encourages me to GO!  


I'm so THANKFUL for this precious "Lady of God" with whom the Lord has blessed me!!  

I LOVE YOU, CINDY!!

Well, it's time to go and unload some big U-Hauls.

As always, THANK YOU for your precious and truly appreciated prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe


1-5-21 Tuesday 5:19 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - Somewhere in Georgia (Air Mobile "On the Move" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

A FULL LOAD....ON THE ROAD


Had a good flight from Knoxville to FL on Allegiant. Landed right on time yesterday morning.  

Met up with Dennis and Barbara and began the long and tedious process of loading 2 U-Haul trucks.


So thankful for Peter and Nick along with Pastor Terry and Kevin.  Many hands make light work.

We hit the road yesterday afternoon and found a nice hotel in Georgia.  A perfect stopping place for some weary packers.

Of course, today, Georgia is making history with the heavily contested run-off for 2 Senate seats up for grabs.

Again, WE PRAY for GOD'S WILL TO BE DONE!!

Folks, there are so many questions yet to be answered.  

We PRAY for the TRUTH to come out regarding voter FRAUD!!  Dear Lord, let your LIGHT SHINE brightly!!

So, soon, we'll be rolling down the highway to Tennessee.  So THANKFUL to have Dennis and Barbara as our neighbors.

THANKY YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe




1-4-21 Monday 3:06 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

BACK TO FLORIDA....THEN BACK TO TENNESSEE

Our dear friends, Dennis & Barbara West are moving to Tennessee.  We love these guys!  It's such a joy to have them near.

They have stood with Air Mobile for over 25 years and at times, literally dropped everything and joined us on critical missions all over the world.


So....this morning, I'll be boarding an Allegiant jet out of Knoxville and flying to Florida to give a hand packing and driving the moving truck back up to "our neck of the woods".

Please PRAY for safe journeys to and from Florida and back here to Tennessee.

As always, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

1-3-21 Sunday 7:17 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

TRUST!!!

Proverbs 3 is one of my all-time favorite Chapters in the Bible.  

TRUST GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART....& HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATH!

Folks, as Cindy and I look at the 2020 Election, we have many, many questions regarding the validity of the vote.

We like millions of Americans see that there are certainly "IRREGULARITIES" and in some cases, outright FRAUD 

We may never know the full extent of these things, but....we do know WHO does.

So, we find ourselves putting more and more of our TRUST IN THE LORD to resolve these matters.

In the next few days, there will be a crucial Senatorial race in Georgia.  MAY GOD'S WILL BE DONE.

At the same time, many Americans will be gathering in Washington DC to show support for fair and honest elections as well as for the final Electoral Count.  Again, MAY GOD'S WILL BE DONE!

We have some very dear friends (Dennis & Barbara West) who need help moving from Florida to Tennessee during the Washington Rally, so we will not be able to be there.  

But our dear friend and Brother in Christ, Mark Scarbrough will be there.

These are turbulent days for our Country and we PRAY for our LEADERS and above all, put our TRUST IN THE LORD!!  MAY GOD'S WILL DONE!!!

Now, here is Proverbs 3 NKJV for your convenience.  No need to go dig out your Bible.  Just click here and take 5-7 minutes and read this wonderful Proverb.  It will strengthen your heart, spirit and mind.

CLICK HERE FOR PROVERBS 3

So, as I wrap up this blog today, I say to you, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe


1-2-21 Saturday 7:56 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

BACK TO WORK.....

On this 2nd day of 2021, it's back to work.  


Our horses didn't believe in our electric fence and just tore it down.  Hoping for some good sunlight to charge the solar battery to give them a little jolt to keep them out of our garden.

The "Rambling Daily Blog" is a little late this morning due to our fence repair.


Earlier this morning, I read Proverbs 2 and came across this jewel.  TRUE WISDOM BEGINS AND ENDS WITH GOD!!

As we walk in this New Year, may we seek and find HIS TRUE WISDOM for our lives.

Here's a link to Proverbs 2.  Please take a few minutes and read it.  It will put strength in your spirit.  We all need HIS WISDOM!!

PROVERBS 2 NKJV

May you be blessed and as I say every single day and mean with all of my heart....THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe



1-1-2021 Friday 6:27 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN (Air Mobile "Retreat Cabin" - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  

As we walk in the first day of the New Year, may we walk close to Jesus!

Cindy and I are so THANKFUL for God's AMAZING GRACE!

We look forward to this NEW YEAR, with all of it's challenges.

We know that with our Lord, HE will guide us each step of the way.

We are so THANKFUL having you with us.  Your prayer, love and support mean so much to us.

God Bless You and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Air Mobile Joe



12-31-20 Thursday 6:31 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN  (Air Mobile  'Retreat Cabin' - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

TURNING THE PAGE....

At midnight, 2020 will be a year in the past and 2021 will arrive.  

WE PRAY that 2021 brings many to Jesus!


He is our refuge and our strength!

So, no matter what 2021 unfolds, HOLD TIGHTLY onto Jesus.  He will guide us and direct us each step of the way!

THANK YOU for walking down this road of life with us.  Above all, THANK YOU for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe 


12-30-20 Wednesday 7:44 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN  (Air Mobile  'Retreat Cabin' - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

LOOKING BACK....LOOKING AHEAD


Folks, 2020 has been a year that we'll all remember!  Who would have thought, a year ago, that the world would be "crippled" by a tiny, but deadly virus.

That there would be an election that left many with doubts about the integrity of the very system?

What have we learned about 2020?  As for me and my house, we will TRUST THE LORD!

As we close out this year and move into 2021, we're more resolved to PREPARE for difficult and perilous times ahead.  


Our Lord Jesus told us that there would be times like this.  He goes on to tell us to be of good cheer for..."I have overcome the world".

Today, the U.S. Congress will possibly be voting for another STIMULUS package.  This could involve between $600 - $2,000 per person.

Something will come, not sure how much.  A good idea would be to take that money and "stock up" for the days ahead.  You will not regret doing this.

So, on this 2020 closeout, let us seek our Lord's direction.

Cindy and I want to THANK YOU for your FAITHFUL prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe


12-29-20 Tuesday 7:11 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN  (Air Mobile  'Retreat Cabin' - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe 

BON VOYAGE PETER...


Our son, Peter, will be heading back to Florida this morning.  

PLEASE PRAY that he has a safe journey home.

We have sure enjoyed have Peter with us.

Meanwhile, back at the "Retreat Cabin", life and chores go on.  

Critters to care for, firewood to keep warm and simply enjoying this haven of rest.

As we close out 2020 and look ahead to 2021, our faith in Jesus has only grown.  

No matter what lies ahead, we know who holds the future.  As our Lord tells us.... 

"FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU"!


Cindy & I encourage you to put your trust and faith in our Lord Jesus.  

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, NOR FORSAKE YOU!!

So, as I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your faithful prayer, love and support!!

Air Mobile Joe

 12-28-20 Monday 6:29 AM (Eastern U.S. Time) - In the Mountains of East TN  (Air Mobile  'Retreat Cabin' - Report submitted by Air Mobile Joe

FROM THE "RETREAT CABIN"....


Captured this shot of our son, Peter, yesterday evening at sunset.  

The Coleman Outfitter is a huge blessing here at the "Retreat Cabin".  

THANK YOU CINDY for this great gift & tool!

It's been a blessing having Peter spend a few days with us. 



On our way home from Walmart yesterday evening, captured this lovely shot of a local church here at sunset.  

Love those sunsets that our Lord gives us!!

As I look back on 2020 and ahead to 2021, I'm excited to see what our Lord does!

Regarding the U.S. Election, I believe that there is still much to be revealed.  Again, we PRAY for our leaders and for our Lord to have HIS WAY!!!

Well, it's time to go get in that sweet little Outfitter and bring hay to the horses and donkeys and to "Release the Quaken" (our ducks) from their little duck house.

THANK YOU, as always, for your precious prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

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Joe