Monday, July 9, 2007


This is a email that I sent to a couple of friends and found it interesting. Just thought I would post it here.

Carolyn & Mike Lesch,
It's great to hear from you, I apologize it's taken me so long to get back to you. I'll be moving out of my house (cause I still live at home) and I'm going to take my 87 comanche with me. I'll then start the tear-down process and learn the ins and outs of my jeep because I bought a new comanche....haha. I want to learn everything I can about it. My newer Jeep (new to me) is a 90 comanche eliminator. I've decided to go all out, but I dont have a picture yet. However, here are the specs:
8" lift
cut finders
Dana 44 rear w/power on lockers
MileMarker Hub conversion kit front
94 cherokee motor
4.88 gears
quick release sway bar
3.88 Atlas Transfer case with independant axle shifters
and an exterior roll cage
I'll have to get you a picture soon, it's pretty sweet look'n! I can't wait to take it down to moab. I'm thinking about going with my Brother in Law who is way experienced and fun to go with in October, who knows. How are things going in your neck of the woods? My dad is running for mayor here in ogden and keeping me busy.
Mike, occasionally I reminisce about our trip and the short time we had down there but when I was thinking about that trip the other day and our conversation on FATE. When I was trying to explain that it's not so much that we become upset at fate but we need to look at the picture and think what "fate" was trying to teach us. So, let me back up a bit and explain my new addition of knowledge.
I remember commenting that fate is bound to happen.....however, my thoughts have changed on that. The other day I was I think at church and someone made a comment that I don't think anyone else took into consideration, but he said...."don't temp fate"
That gave me a whole new meaning because fate is what WILL happen and NOT supposed to happen when you make a decision that isn't meant to be. Now in spiritual terms, people will tell you that God has a plan for you and everything is according to his will. However, in his will, there are two paths that we can take in order to understand and learn for our better knowledge of why we are here and what we are supposed to learn. His path is not fate, it's destiny.
Destiny is the will or principle caused by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do because of choices we make.
Fate is defering the understanding and knowledge to be learned, is left up to us on how we learn... not Gods way, because gods way will teach you so well that you don't question what is being taught, but if you have to teach yourself, can you learn everything you need to about that situation?
And then the second part ties right into what we were talking about that night. It's not so much to judge fate and ask ourselves "are we to hate or blame fate for this?" but to ask, what is to be taught here.
As I think of an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end, fate would fit that slogan but so would destiny, it just depends on how you recognize the two!
Well, I won't bore you much anymore but I'd love to hear from you again and I'll try to get a picture to you soon!
Take Care,
Trevor Hansen

I never really thought of it being that way but when the Lord intends for you to learn something, one way or another, it's going to happen. And when you think about it, he's such a wonderful parent because he's always teaching us with guidance and commandments to utilize in our daily lives! How amazing!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I commit to write a response this weekend. I know, I suck and I'm lazy.

Stay cool,

Mike Lesch