Little Bird, Large Ocean II | Galveston, TX | August 2018
Our Ford Pinto station wagon was filled with personal belongings appropriate to a cross-country trip of our family of four. Far from home and family and continuing ever farther. Two car seats with our sons, ages 2 and 6 months filled the back seat. As we drove across the western slope of the Rocky Mountains the countryside became evermore sparse. Small towns punctuated Highway 40. Craig. Elk Springs. Massadona. Dinosaur. There the road that allowed a turn to the south would lead to Rangely, Colorado – the second point of my newly-assigned dual parish. Onward to Jensen, Naples, and finally to Vernal, Utah, our new home, and Our Savior Lutheran Church – the first point and larger congregation which I would serve.
As the countryside opened to a new and unique beauty – vast and barren – my stomach…
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