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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.

Prism Promises: Closer Walk

Snack time

Three things, no, four, June knew that Moose loved: the Lord, herself, the ocean and nature. When Moose presented his plan to build their barn using the blueprint for his dream ship, June agreed quickly. They would live in the ship barn while constructing their ranch home.

“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.”
Genesis 6:9 KJV

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Matthew 1:23 KJV

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
Micah 6:8 KJV

Pressure Cooker

right sides together

Right sides together? Check. The “right” right sides together? Oops.

“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

quilt bobbin

A wasteful unwind from a wobbly threaded bobbin.

All That I Had

prayer quilt

Harriet surprised June with a quilt made of tiny squares with an ivory satin border. “I sewed a block a day, praying for your situation. I memorized many psalms while I sewed—Psalm 45 a favorite.”

“And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.”
Esther 8:15 KJV

World Choir

singing seaside

June learned to sing her frustrations into the sea while strumming Sam’s guitar.

“And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.”
1 Kings 4:29 KJV

World Picnic

international food

Skipping over the Russian Tea cookies and Pineapple Upside Down cake at the company picnic, June decided she’d better sample the Baked Alaska before the ice cream melted.

“Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?”
1 Kings 3:9 KJV

Sustained Weave

lincoln top hat

Settled in their cabin on their first night home, Montana concluded his story: “I learned a thousand uses for peaches—and saw a thousand ways of God’s provision.” Montana brought out a stovepipe hat and placed it on his head. “This is the souvenir Cream insisted I purchase. On winter evenings, we both worked on memorizing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The gift shop at the train depot sold the hats, along with copies of Lincoln’s speech. I had the long train ride home to polish my memory.” Montana proudly finished reciting the address. Susanna rewarded him with a piece of fresh apple pie, placed on a dessert plate they had received as a wedding gift.


“Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.”
Nehemiah 9:21 KJV

Swan Songs

tundra swan

“I saved one of my best memories ‘til last. As we gathered in the orchard for vespers, a flock of tundra swans flew overhead. Their honking sounded like trumpets as our quartet sang.” Montana stretched his arms toward the sky. “Only one more day on the trail, and we’ll be stargazing on our home slice of heaven.”

“Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.”
Psalm 42:8 KJV

Peach Pit Row

peach lane

“After learning about forgiveness during family worship, Cream took the peach pits Bully Fred threw at her and planted them along the lane to the school. She convinced Bully Fred to dig the holes for the future peach trees.”

“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:

According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.”
Haggai 2:4, 5 KJV