Sunday, October 08, 2006

From Mainz-Bischofsheim to Kronberg

As usual, I have been travelling the world to spread joy and peace among all of God's creatures. Most recently, I have been spending time in Germany visiting different friends of mine.
Here I am visiting my friend "Mr. Jolly Goodfellow."

He really is a jolly good fellow who greets everyone who passes by his drink fountain in Mainz-Bischofsheim. I promise. I have never seen him frown in my life. There are two things you can count on when you visit Mr. Goodfellow: 1. when you visit him you will never go thirsty and 2. you can always find your smile when you are with him. What a great spirit he has! I really enjoyed my visit with him.

After taking leave of Mainz-Bischofsheim, I boarded the S-baun to Kronberg. Once I was completely settled in for the train ride, a man in a little red beret approached me to see my ticket. At this point, I found out that I had purchased the wrong ticket and the man in the red beret almost issued me a fine. But, somehow he found it in his heart to forgive me and I just smiled.

Once in Kronberg, I ran across my good friend, Mr. Herbert Gnome. He was sitting in his favorite flower box watching the plants grow inch by inch. Gnomes really do have the most amazing sense of patience in the world. They will watch anything for hours and hours, no matter what it is they come across. This can become quite overpowering. Therefore, I decided it might be best to pose for a picture with Mr. Herbet Gnome and be off. I will leave the plant watching to him and be on my way to see more new and exciting things.

I wonder where I'll be next...

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Until Justice Rolls Down

This week I visited Montgomery, Alabama, a city full of history and charm. Don't get me wrong, it has had its infamous moments, but without those moments this country, even this world would be a different place.
Montgomery is the birthplace of the first capital of the Confederacy and the Civil Rights Movement. Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America was inagurated on the steps of the State Capitol Building two blocks from the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where their pastor (1954-1960), the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. gained national attention for civil rights issues. December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks became a civil rights heroine in the city by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man.
You see there has been a lot of pain in Montgomery, but there has also been a lot of triumph. Through out it all Jesus was there with His people watching, praying, and remaining after all the dust settled. Today, there are beautiful memorials of what was, so that the future generations may have a taste of what struggles they were graciously spared.
Today, Montgomery is full of new hope and prosperity. The River Region is being developed, new businesses are moving in and the Biscuits Baseball team is winning! Life is good.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Pike Place Market

I recently visited Seattle, Washington. One of the United States' great cities. Whenever I am there, I always love visiting the Pike Place Market. ( You never know exactly what you may find when you arrive at the market, but one major staple is the Pike Place Fish Market ( I love joking around with those guys! Here I am playing catch with "fish guys."

Those guys are such pratical jokers. Here I am in the monkfish's mouth startling people as they go by the fish market. Oohhh, that was a doosy of a good time!

Before I left the market, I wanted to make sure to spend time with crawfish. After all, I do love all of God's creatures. Here I am blessing each of them before I took my leave.

I had a wonderful time in Seattle. I hope to visit again soon, but until then may the Peace of the Lord be with them. Amen.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Bobble-Head Jesus

My name is Bobble-Head Jesus. I travel the Earth as a constant reminder that Jesus is with you. Everywhere. At all times. In all things. Travel with me as I circle the globe to find new adventures and meet new friends. You never know where I may just pop-up.