Life in Central PA
So, I have a new project going on…
I am trying to make a video for our presbytery’s 225th year celebration and I gotta get this done by Nov. 7th. I got one month to put this together and one big task I need to do is get pictures of all the churches that are in our presbytery’s care, at the same time get some little videos here are there.
I am getting a lot of help from people that I can interview from and people doing music. I have a ton of resources and people, but not too sure how much of it will be used. That’s the part that’s tough. Not too sure how much I can jam in for a 15-minute video. But I am praying a lot… like… A LOT!
So far, I have been in Big Valley and also Clearfield County. I missed a couple of churches, which I’ll come around and get to them soon. Driving is grueling though… seriously white knuckling through a lot, luckily no speeding tickets! But also, the drive has been quite rewarding. Found a couple of good fishing spots, for creek trout and smallmouth bass! I would literally stop at the side of the road and fish for like 10 minutes, catch a fish and back to white knuckle driving. Why, am I spending little time fishing here and there and speeding down the road? Well I am not training for a Cannonball Run (seriously, look that up… effing nuts…), but because time is limited, and the work is huge. I have about three days in a week that I can make these drives, because those are the days that the kids are in school and I only have about 3-4 hours’ time slot because I have to be there when the kids get off of school.
But like I said, these drives are rewarding though. Not just because of the potential fishing spots I have found, but the drive has taught me how special and amazing Central PA really is. It is absolutely amazing, inspiring, and just a beautiful place; especially now that the leaves are just changing color. I get to drive through, vast plains, over and around mountains, through fog, and blue skies, creeks, and rivers. And passing through Amish buggies, farmhouses, homesteads, fields and forests, small towns, big towns, and small cities.
Before I even arrived here in 2016? Or 2017? I never had a good chance traveling in and around Central PA, didn’t know what was around. Now I see it, and it is amazing. I feel like it’s a vacation. Like living in a big city, we come to the woods for vacation, and now I am living the vacation. Seriously, when the heck did, I arrive here? 2017? Dang, who knows, I don’t think it matters… you know, when you are living in Central PA, time can just fade away. Just enjoy the beauty that God gave us… that surrounds us, day in and day out. Just look up at night, and see the stars that litter the skies, see Gemini, Orion’s belt, the big dipper, little dipper, even sometimes spot planets.
You know what else is awesome about living here? NO MOSQUITOES! Seriously… where the heck are they? I mean… I seriously have not gotten bit by a mosquito since I have lived here… what’s up with that? Is that normal? Anyways… that is pretty awesome, to enjoy the outdoors without scratching your arms or legs. Guess what… tomorrow… is another day of driving through God’s Country, I’ll try to slow down a bit.
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Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).