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Road Trip: Landscape Architect

mariposa grove, yosemite national park

After a long ride through the towering giants of Mariposa Grove, Montana shared juicy watermelon offered by a local farmer.

“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;”
Psalm 104:14-16 KJV

coloring fun:mariposa grove, yosemite national park:psalm 104:14-16

Coloring Fun:Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park:Psalm 104:14-16.

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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: 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.

Rails East: Ticket to Ride

railroad:sacramento

Sacramento, California: During the long trail ride back to Orchard Valley, Montana shared stories with Susanna from his visit to his brother’s peach orchard in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. “When I learned that you had married Sheriff Hueston, I didn’t have too long to mope. Jeb wrote and asked for my help in replenishing his orchard and rebuilding his barn that had burned during the war. Caleb and Rosita sent me off with a sack of fresh apple empanadas.”

“Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts:”
Haggai 2:4 KJV

Taste and See

sugar or cake?

Golden memories:St. Helena, California.

“And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.”
Acts 16:34 KJV

“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
Psalm 34:8 KJV

What Must I Do?

sunnyside road

Acts 16:Morning’s first light.

“And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house

And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.”
Acts 16:30-33 KJV

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“Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren?”
2 Samuel 2:26 KJV

“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”
Psalm 18:1-3 KJV