Category Archives: Travel

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.

Future and a Hope

scraps of hope

Later that night, Cream used scraps from the banquet meal to rescue a scraggly cat living in a city dumpster.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Goliath Wall.

goliath wall

Goliath Wall.

For I was Hungry

hope banquet

Invited by a New York City bakery to serve her peach pocket pies at a banquet honoring Civil War veterans, Cream realized her hope that the pies encouraged those who had served their country.

“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”
Proverbs 13:12 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Wolftever Creek Greenway.

wolftever creek greenway

Old mill.

Peace in the Storm

faith in action

A squall surprised the crew, who feared the injured calf would sink the boat. Instead, he slept peacefully through the storm.

“And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”
Matthew 8:24-26 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Wolftever Creek Greenway.

wolftever creek greenway

Old mill.

Leap of Faith

stormy rescue

Before crossing an inlet in Alaska, Moose found space on his fishing boat for an injured moose calf.

“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
James 1:6 KJV

Plein-air coloring site: Wolftever Creek Greenway.

wolftever creek greenway

Old mill.