The Trip of a LifeTime

Tomorrow morning I get on a plane at 7 a.m., fly to Chicago, then to New York City, then to Germany, and finally to Tel Aviv for my 2 week adventure to Israel and Egypt. I am sooooooo excited. As I was telling Jerry yesterday how I wished I could take him with me, I thought to myself, “Why can’t I?” I now have 10 little baggies of his ashes packed to spread in various places on my trip. I will write on each baggie where I spread those ashes to have a record. It will be a great trip.

John 21:25 – “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” I will get to step in the places where all these things happened. It will make the Bible come alive for me. It will be a great trip. Please pray for my safety, no illness, and no injuries.

Today I am thankful for:

  • Leaving tomorrow at 7 a.m.
  • Hearing David’s concert yesterday.
  • Having a lovely Iranian dinner with my special friend, Henry, yesterday.
  • Rain today.
  • Our new Iranian students coming consistently to church with us.
  • Kinsey being here for spring break (even in my absence). She will enjoy being here with the family.
  • All the marvelous things I am planning to see.
  • Being able to make the trip financially.
  • Having a fun roommate–an 83 year old from church.
  • Walking in the places where Jesus did.
Sea of Galilee!

Published by


Lois Cox, Ph.D., has roots in Dallas, Texas, but met her husband, Jerry, at Oklahoma Christian College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1966. They married in 1967 and started a life together of serving God in several locations. Seven of their years were in full-time ministry in churches in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Ft. Collins, Colorado. Most of Lois’s career has been spent in education at the high school, technical college, and university levels. Lois holds four degrees in education including a Ph.D. completed in her late sixties in instructional technology and online learning. On February 24, 2016, Lois was plummeted into the role of caregiver for her husband who suffered a rare and serious bilateral thalamic stroke. The next 22 months were spent in full-time care of Jerry in skilled nursing, hospitals, and at home. Jerry passed away December 30, 2017. Since that time Lois has been focusing on sharing her experiences with others to encourage and teach them to depend on the Lord during similar stressful times. Her book, 22 Months with Jerry, will be available soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s