304,987 Miles

"Hopefully, it would not die."  That was my thought each time my dad would take us to school in his old red pickup truck.  It would be ultimately embarrassing for it die right in front of the whole middle school.  Well, maybe at least ten or fifteen people would have seen it, which in middle school that seems like a lot of people.

A few years later, I purchased and drove a 1966 Corvair that smoked and would die sometimes while in line at high school.   This time around it did not seem near as embarrassing, because it was paid for and the alternative would be to ride the bus.   


I was reminded of the embarrassment that I felt in middle school, a few days ago when Crista took Noah and Gracie to their first day of school.   Noah mentioned that the 2001 Clover Green Honda CRV that  we drive is getting a little embarrassing.   Ok, I will admit it definitely is not aesthetically pleasing but neither is it hard on the eyes.    Some of our friends have told us that they can always spot the CRV in town.  I guess they do not use the Clover Green finish on many car models these days.   The CRV has 304,987 miles and it's paid for


The lifestyle of a true follower of Christ will seem very odd to the world.  As Francis Chan said, “Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.” We should never be embarrassed of Jesus.  He died the most humiliating death and suffered such agony so that we can say, I’m paid for!


For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:20





Michael and his wife Crista, are blessed to have three beautiful children (Noah, Gracie, Luke). They live in the middle TN area   and attend Eagle Christian church. He counts it a honor to be involved with Eagle’s View, BYC and serving as a evangelist. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling and above all serving the Lord.

'304,987 Miles' have 3 comments

  1. August 26, 2014 @ 11:28 pm Sandra Stanle;y

    Odd, but my first car was a 65 Corvair–red with white leather seats. It smoked a lot too. After I got married and we got ready to sell the car, we found out why it smoked, but it was too late to back out.

    Thank you for your post. I really enjoyed it.

    Your sister in Christ



    • August 27, 2014 @ 8:55 am Eagle's View

      Thank you for the nice comment. I wished I had kept that old car.  It was a very neat car. 

      Have a wonderful day.

      God bless,



  2. October 1, 2014 @ 2:17 pm Trevor

    I’ve got 226k on my Explorer. Still going. Why upgrade? (Well, maybe I’ll at least fix the AC?)


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