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Coloring Fun: Considerate


Gully washer.

“And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.”
Mark 15:46 KJV

coloring fun: considerate

Coloring Fun: Considerate.

Coloring Fun: Why Me?

why me?

Returning home in style.

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15 KJV

Inspired by: “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

coloring fun: why me?: joshua 24:15

Coloring Fun: Why Me?: Joshua 24:15.

Seeing Red: Thursday Doors

How many shades of red can you imagine? Vermilion Cliffs National Monument makes a colorful side trip to the iconic photo destination of the Colorado River’s Horseshoe Bend in Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. The cliffs are a composite of silt and desert dunes, hardened with minerals such as iron oxide and manganese.

Travelling along Arizona Highway 89A, we drove across Lees Ferry via the Navajo Bridge (re-built in 1995). As the cliffs shone golden red along the highway, we searched for House Rock Road that leads to sites such as The Wave and Buckskin Gulch.

As we started along the icy, snow-crunched road in our Subaru Ascent, another group on foot told us they were returning to arrange a car tow. Also discovering a permit is required to explore these areas, we shelved our wanderings for warmer days when all we’d worry about is flash floods and sand.

Once again along Highway 89A, we stopped to explore a stacked-rock house and photograph the expansive views.

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Deep and Wide: Thursday Doors

Memories of a journey to Grand Canyon National Park include:

  • Watching a sunrise at Mather Point.
  • Discovering a “water bottle filling station” near Verkamp’s Visitor Center that provided water from Roaring Springs, the park’s approved water supply. These water stations are located throughout the park.
  • Viewing sections of Bright Angel Trail, Indian Gardens and Phantom Ranch from the South Rim Trail.
  • Driving “through the clouds” on adventure afield to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and Horseshoe Bend (Glen Canyon National Recreational Area). We experienced fog, rain, sleet, wind, sunshine and rainbows as we drove through the cliffs and canyons of northern Arizona.
  • Climbing a small mesa at Horseshoe Bend for a unique viewpoint of Glen Canyon and the Colorado River.
  • Viewing various artist renderings of the Grand Canyon in Kolb Studio and Lookout Studio.
  • Exploring Hopi House and its Native American architecture.
  • Watching (carefully, from a distance) Grand Canyon elk families munch grasses and shrubs along the South Rim Trail.
  • Discovering the Historic Village Livery where the Grand Canyon pack mules await their next trail ride.

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Coloring Fun: Wonderful



“And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.”
Mark 1:32, 34 KJV

coloring fun: wonderful

Coloring Fun: Wonderful.

Deadly Defiance

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Skipping stones helped Montana decide whether to cross the flooded Great Miami.

“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”
1 Samuel 17:45 KJV

Inspired by: The Shepherd King: Ginormous Faith

dolce; con anima*

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Creation sings.

“It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord;

So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.”
2 Chronicles 5:13, 14 KJV

Inspired by: The Shepherd King: Spirit-Filled Music

*sweetly; with spirit

“Never Part Again”

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“There is a land of pure delight,”

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Revelation 21:4 KJV

Inspired by: “Never Part Again”

“O, When Shall I See Jesus?”

mosquito bay, vieques pr

“And from the flowing fountain, drink everlasting love,”

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”
1 Thessalonians 4:16 KJV

Inspired by: “O, When Shall I See Jesus?”