Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A new path... or the same path in a new light?

As Robby and I begin to get back into the flow of things here in Kentucky, I am still amazed how quickly things start falling into place as one begins to see more clearly the path God has for them.  Immanuel Baptist, here in Corbin, is going through "What on Earth am I here for?" by Rick Warren in our small groups.  And it make us both think deeply about just that, what journey-task does God have for us here on earth?

Robby and I know Dine Bikeyah and the Navajo are part of the journey-task, but how that is to play out, that is still the question.  But as spring of 2013 dawns over Kentucky, the Nickles have a journey of discovery before them...

~  Traveller Gal, out!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Returning to Kentucky...

Winds of change, do to lack of work here, do to lack of stable housing, do to tack of.... well so much.  We love our friends, we love my adopted family, we wish we could spend more time with my birth family... but right now we have to think of what is best for Robby and me, to get on our feet, and get heading back to Dine Bikeyah.  It might be a year, it might be two, but we will get back to Dine Bikeyah.  For now Kentucky is the next stop...

~  Traveller Gal, out!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sitting in Kansas

Here I am sitting in Kansas, having been here for a while helping out my parents...  I am learning some things never change.  I will forever be there little girl, no matter how old I get and how much I stand on my own, or try to.  The other thing I am seeing is Wichita, is not good for me... but I am content know that, but dont know really what I am to do with it at this point, except keep working toward returning to Dine Bikeyah.

~  Traveller Gal, out!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

30 years...

Friday marks my 30th birthday, and my soul is at peace with this.  In fact, it is quiet happy to be living the 20's behind me.  LOL.  I am off to new adventures, with the troubled sea of my 20's behind me.  I had so many things to figure out, so many trials to wander through, and so many good friends to make.  I am glad for it all, and the Lord has certinally worked it all out for my good.  Some saddly just cant see the good in it yet.  O well!  Tis life.  Looking forward to sharing with all of you 10 more grand years, and prayerfully many more!
~  Traveller Gal, out!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Old Year passing, New Year dawning!

 After 10 years of blogging, pouring out my heart and soul, heading to the missions field, coming back for time away from Dine Bikeyah, and seeing a new path for the future... Who know what these  next 10 years of Traveller Gal?
Thank you everyone  for the wonderful past 10 years!  We have been through alot of ups and downs as this journey has gone forward.

10 years ago, I was 20 years old, single, very ill and depressed.  Today I am nearly 30, married, healthy and stressed, but joyful at last.  So many cities, so many dreams for ministry, and journeys to share....  I cannot wait to share this new adventure with all of you in the day, months, and years to come.

A New Pathway

A journey now lays be for us,
A new way of doing things,
A new day dawning,
A new adventure to embrace...

~  Traveller Gal, out!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas was good...

 After a rough Christmastide, Christmas weekend and day were good.  As gifts go, this year was one of the best in years:  beautiful gray sweeter, awesome Starbucks cocoa gift set, a bike rack to take "Gypsy" bike places on "Stormy" car, heavy winter coat, two dressy western flannel shirts (one green & one turquoise), and a nice pair of snow boots (plus many small items too!).  But even more important were the memories made and those shared.  I am here spending time in KY with my beloved Robby, and with the coming winter storms, will be here longer than originally planed.  ^_^

A thought from Christmas' gone by:
THE LADEN TABLE ~ Irish Christmas Eve Tradition

After the evening meal on Christiams Eve, the Kitchen table was again set, and upon it was placed a loaf of bread filled with raisins and caraway seeds, a milk pitcher, and a large lit candle.  The door of the house would be left unlatched so that Mary and Joseph, or any wandering traveller, could partake of the welcome meal.

Such it was in days of old, and now again we will seek to do that again.  As I have begun prepping for whatever path God has for the future, I began looking over alot of notes and remembering stories from my journey, I wonder where is all this going?

Traveller Gal, out!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas is coming...

Christmas is coming as it does every year...
Shopping, laughter, fun, games, food, family, friends, and all the normal festiveness   Yet this year it is just not the same.  Yes, Jesus is still Lord. Yes, Robby and I are still strongly married.  Yes, I am home helping  my family for a bit while we get housing in order here.... yet a dark cloud still hangs over the air....
Still I try....
Try to find the joy of this season.
Try to find the ray of hope.
Try to remember Him who was born to die for us all.
Try to remember that I too belong to Him.
Try to remember all the blessings He has given...
Even in this time of trials.

So as this night closes and I prepare to sleep, again with Patrick of Ireland I say, "I recline this eve to a might strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through the belief in the Oneness, through confession of the Threeness of the Creator of the Universe!  Amen!"

Traveller Gal, out!