On the Road to Maine

post date: June 29, 2013

We’re on the road again.

Today we’re flying from Dallas to Philadelphia and then on to Bangor, Maine where we will rent a car and drive 90 miles to Living Waters Bible Conference in Danforth. We’ll be there for a week of ministry that starts on Sunday morning. 

I was first invited to speak at Living Waters 11-12 years ago through some friends we met at Word of Life. Our first visit happened to be back-to-back with a week at Word of Life. Marlene and I rented a car and drove from Schroon Lake to Danforth, crossing Vermont and New Hampshire in the process. 

I learned one thing I didn’t know.
Maine is a lot bigger than it looks on a map.

For those in the “lower 47” who have never visited Maine, you should stop what you’re doing and make that trip right now. Maine’s natural beauty is spectacular. You can drive along the coast and see amazing vistas or you can drive north of Portland and watch civilization vanish, leaving vast forests that stretch in all directions. 

But it’s a big state.
And once you get past Portland, you may end up seeing more moose than people, at least during certain seasons of the year.

I’ve never had a bad day in Maine, not a single one. So it goes down as one of my favorite places.

Since its founding in 1970, Living Waters has flourished as a gathering place for Christians in a sparsely-populated region. Most churches are relatively small because the communities are small. We have found “Mainers” to be friendly and very down-home. We find ourselves very much at home there, which is why we come back every few years. 

I’ll be speaking this week on the life of Joseph from Genesis 37-50. If you’re in the area, come by and say hello. And enjoy the cool weather, the beautiful scenery, and the warm Maine hospitality. 

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