Road Trip: Desert Desserts

death valley national park

Returning home through California, a cowboy from Yukon Territory told Montana they would experience baked alaska the next day. As they reached a sun-salted basin between mountain ranges, Montana focused on the delicate petals of the cactus flowers as his creamy confection dreams melted.

“Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”
Psalm 77:8-12 KJV

coloring fun:death valley national park:psalm 77:8-12

Coloring Fun:Death Valley National Park:Psalm 77:8-12.

Road Trip: Deep and Wide

grand canyon national park

Montana realized the Grand Canyon mules fascinated Pepper, but he didn’t want Pepper to miss the Canyon for the mules.

“And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.”
John 21:25 KJV

coloring fun:grand canyon national park:john 21:25

Coloring Fun:Grand Canyon National Park:John 21:25.

Road Trip: Everlasting Door

delicate arch, arches national park

The carved rocks stacked against Utah’s cobalt blue sky reminded Montana of the protective chaps he wore on roundups.

“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.”
Psalm 24:7-9 KJV

coloring fun:delicate arch, arches national park:psalm 24:7-9

Coloring Fun:Delicate Arch, Arches National Park:Psalm 24:7-9.

Road Trip: Faithful Creator

yellowstone national park

Montana watched in awe as Old Faithful erupted into a night sky clothed in emeralds and amethysts.

“Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:”
Psalm 104:1-3 KJV

coloring fun:old faithful, yellowstone national park:psalm 104:1-3

Coloring Fun:Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park:Psalm 104:1-3.

Road Trip: Past Inspires Present

mount rushmore national memorial

Montana proudly led the holiday parade in the Black Hills of South Dakota as he remembered some of his favorite Biblical leaders.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”
Psalm 27:1, 5, 8 KJV

coloring fun:mount rushmore national memorial:psalm 27:1, 5, 8

Coloring Fun:Mount Rushmore National Memorial:Psalm 27:1, 5, 8.

Road Trip: Outdoor Sanctuary

glacier national park

Montana rejoiced over the sun’s heat that melted a bit of the glacial mountains of the Montana Territory.

“Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.”
Psalm 19:4-6 KJV

coloring fun:glacier national park:psalm 19:4-6

Coloring Fun:Glacier National Park:Psalm 19:4-6.

Road Trip: Grass Valley Grandeur

half dome yosemite national park

Montana marveled at the carved granite mountains of Yosemite Valley, realizing God’s supreme providence.

“For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.”
Psalm 74:12, 16, 17 KJV

coloring fun:half dome, yosemite national park:psalm 72: 12, 16, 17.

Coloring Fun:Half Dome, Yosemite National Park:Psalm 72: 12, 16, 17.

Final Trumpet

o death, where is thy sting?

“O death, where is thy sting?”

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 KJV

Third Angel: Restless

third angel:restless:revelation 14

Caleb’s ex-partner, consumed with gold fever, found no rest at Caleb’s ranch and soon embarked on another search for treasure in the mountains.

“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
Hebrews 4:2 KJV

Coloring Fun: Mercies New

mercies new:lamentations 3:22, 23

Mercies new.

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:22, 23 KJV

coloring fun:mercies new:lamentations 3:22, 23

Coloring Fun:Mercies new:Lamentations 3:22, 23