“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

I Have Returned

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Dr. Theo, my family and me

I’m back home after two weeks of running all over a great swath of these United States.  Though I found it impossible to stay completely away, I got a lot of much-needed time off from the world of politics and current events.

(Thanks to Carrie and Dr. Theo for moderating comments while I was away!)

I spent some time with family, many of whom I hadn’t seen in a long time.  I also enjoyed having the time to just mess around and have fun with my children.  One day we took a long hike through some woods where I spent countless hours playing and roaming as a kid.  I found the walk down memory lane refreshing, and I think they enjoyed hearing me talk about how their old man used to spend his time when he was a kid (if they didn’t enjoy it, they at least did a good job of humoring me).

We did a lot of driving over the past two weeks, covering somewhere north of 3,000 miles altogether.  In fact, on Friday, we were in five different states over the course of the day, a couple of which I’d never been to.

One of the places we stopped was the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.  It was every bit as good as I’d heard, and more.  My family and I were there when the doors opened, and left just 4 minutes before closing.  We had a very full day that I’ll tell you more about in a few days, along with some pictures.

I also met with Dr. Theo during our travels and had a great time chatting with him, even if it was too short.  He’s every bit the great guy he seems to be here on the pages of Dakota Voice.  I’ve learned a lot from him in recent years, and have benefited immeasurably from his encouragement.  After our meeting, I’m sure our friendship will only continue to grow stronger.

I still have some unpacking to do and a lot of settling in, but plan to share more about my travels in the days to come.

Traveling so much of the United States in the last two weeks has been refreshing and invigorating.  It has been wonderful to see so much of the great land and the great people that make up the land of the free and home of the brave. I am so blessed to be an American and to live in this wonderful gift from God!


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5 Responses to “I Have Returned”

  1. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! But great to have you back, too! Welcome home to you and the family! :-)

  2. Will be interested in your thoughts on the Creation Museum. I have read about it and have heard conflicting views, but will look forward to hearing your take on how well it achieves its goal of blending science and the Biblical creation story.

  3. Any negative views you've heard about it are undoubtedly from people wholly devoted to evolution theory with no room in their mind for any other possibility. The $27 million Creation Museum is a top-notch presentation of science with God as the author of science. Hopefully I'll be able to get a writeup with pics done in the next day or so.

  4. Welcome home, Bob! We're glad you're back.

    I have never heard of the Creation Museum (I don't get out much. HA!). But, it sounds wonderful. Dr. Rutledge's words remind me of the frustration I feel so often at people who don't see God as, like you put it, the “Author of science.” I get weary hearing people say that Christianity is “anti-science.” That's preposterous.

    What do scientists do? They study God's creation. I tell you, of all the people in the world who should “see” God, it is scientists. They closely observe His work, but so many of them do not see what's right before their eyes. God's work is marvelous, awesome and too big to really get our minds around. You cannot rationally observe the creation and not understand that a mighty Power lies behind all of it.

    Gina Miller

  5. Welcome home, Bob! We're glad you're back.

    I have never heard of the Creation Museum (I don't get out much. HA!). But, it sounds wonderful. Dr. Rutledge's words remind me of the frustration I feel so often at people who don't see God as, like you put it, the “Author of science.” I get weary hearing people say that Christianity is “anti-science.” That's preposterous.

    What do scientists do? They study God's creation. I tell you, of all the people in the world who should “see” God, it is scientists. They closely observe His work, but so many of them do not see what's right before their eyes. God's work is marvelous, awesome and too big to really get our minds around. You cannot rationally observe the creation and not understand that a mighty Power lies behind all of it.

    Gina Miller