Posted by: Glenda Mills | May 17, 2013



“Grandpa, do you know what ahorizon is?”Our grandson wasonly two years old when heastonished us with his question. Grandpa tried his best to explainwhat he thought the word meant, but Joel didn’t seem too

impress pressed with his answer. 

Now some sixteen years later, I believe our grandson is defining horizon for himself as he takes steps to realize his dream.

As a teen, Joel’s dream was to become a pilot. Sure enough at just the right time, a door opened not far from home with the Civil Air Patrol. Following years of training with CAP, Joel worked hard to earn the money needed for further flight instruction.


Joel now has his pilot’s license. This coming Saturday, he graduates from High School and begins Moody Aviation School in Spokane, Washington this fall.

Joel, may you soar with God on wings as of an eagle, knowing

underneath are His everlasting arms. May you venture with the Lord to those places already planned by Him, knowing He is with you wherever you go.

Thank you Lord, for giving us a bigger picture of the horizon you placed in Joel’s heart.We are grateful for the blessing he is to our family. May you use him to touch and bless the lives of many. amen. 


  1. Congrats to Joel! It’s a big week for me too, Glenda — my son graduates college today 🙂 May God bless this generation of young men to stand firm for Him!


    • Congrats to your son Susan, upon graduation from college…quite an accomplishment in these days. I say amen to your prayer…for such a time as this, may God bless this generation of young men and women to stand firm for Jesus!


  2. What a great story, Glenda. Congratulations to Joel; we know the Lord has good plans for him!


    • Thank you Laura. To God be the glory!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your confirming note.


  3. Oh sweetie, this brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for posting it.


    • Me too, as you know I cried half way through it. Good tears though!


  4. Love stories like this, when we get to see God at work in us, in others, laying out the groundwork for HIS plans for our lives. Joel – thanks for letting your grandma share your story!


    • And I love it when God’s plans are clearly revealed and He gets the glory.
      Thanks for stopping by Becky.


  5. This is awesome, Glenda–you must be so proud of him! Ironically, I worked with MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) for about five years (until the headquarters relocated to Nampa, ID in 2006). Moody Aviation is the primary “feeder” school for MAF 🙂 Our connection to Jesus makes it very small world sometimes! Enjoy the graduation this weekend! Blessings~


    • How awesome Cindy to have worked with MAF! I love the way God has his networks all over the world…yes making it smaller indeeed. Thanks for stopping by with your encouraging words.


  6. That’s inspiring. So happy for him!


  7. The story of Joel certainly touches the heart of our family – may God’s blessing go with this dear grandson. Beautiful, Glenda.


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