Category Archives: Travel

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.

Coloring Fun: The Open Door

the open door:revelation 3:8

When traveling in bad weather, Jeb depended on the open door policy of the church in Philadelphia.

“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”
Revelation 3:8 KJV

coloring fun:the open door:revelation 3:8

Coloring Fun:The open door:Revelation 3:8.

Sew Comforting

trail map in stitches

Harriet carefully stitched essential details into her cloth trail maps made to fit into a scout’s pocket to help lead wagons west.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

Love Restored

love restored

After munching her favorite bagel combo, Irene helped her dad rescue a frightened, starving kitten hiding under their pony car.

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Psalm 23:4 KJV

Note to reader: A real-life kitten rescue inspired this cartoon.

Plein-air coloring site: Goliath Wall.

goliath wall

Goliath Wall.

Ponies & Cars

ponies & cars

Irene didn’t ever forget the first test drive of their restored Ford Mustang convertible, when her dad told her about Great-Great-Grandfather Montana riding for the Pony Express, after they stopped to watch wild horses splash through surf and sand.

“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
Isaiah 58:12 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Hotel window.

garden to go

Garden to go.