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No Troubles

black canyon of the gunnison, colorado

In his nightmare, poison ivy vines chased Montana out of the ice water canyon.

“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.”
Psalm 34:6 KJV


Coloring Fun: Palms of Praise

crater lake national park, oregon

With a thankful heart for saving his life on the “Big Muddy” Missouri, the tenderfoot hosted a spring rendezvous at his cabin near Crater Lake.

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.”
Revelation 7:9-12 KJV

Inspired by: Heroes of Faith: Washed in the Jordan

coloring fun:palms of praise:crater lake national park, oregon:revelation 7:9-12

Coloring Fun:Palms of praise:Crater Lake National Park, Oregon:Revelation 7:9-12.


upper missouri river breaks national monument, montana

Paddling on the “Big Muddy” Missouri, Montana patiently explained that humans needed water to stay alive, but the tenderfoot couldn’t stop babbling about the pure water of Crater Lake near his cabin in Oregon.

“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
Acts 17:10, 11 KJV

Inspired by: Heroes of Faith: Washed in the Jordan

When Pigs Fly

when pigs fly

Using the healing power of the Holy Spirit, Caleb released a pig farmer from evil spirits, who then possessed a nearby pig herd, at great loss to the local villagers.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
Psalm 51:10-12 KJV

Inspired by: Heroes of Faith: Broken Chains

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: 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.

Mary: Waiting for Redemption

best for last

The bride chose a peach beverage for the reception, shipped in blue bottles and packed in silver crates. At the Gettysburg depot, Judy hurriedly loaded the wagon with brown crates wrapped in silver and blue ribbons, not discovering her mix-up until the wedding guests called for “more of that delicious apple punch!” Judy sent a telegram, describing her mistake to the other company’s manager. He replied: “No problem. Possible peach lemon bubbly as new product. Congratulations to the new couple.”

“When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.”
John 2:9, 10 KJV

Chilled Coals

ice box fishing

“One of the workers from up north helped me build a fishing shack for the workers. They can use it during breaks or on their day off. We packed ice blocks between layers of straw to keep it cool. I’ll write more later. Please write soon! Love, June.”

“For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.”
Proverbs 25:22 KJV

Kindness Repaid

put that in writing

“Right after the war ended, Cream’s kindness to a wounded soldier—the one that gave Jeb his field glasses—saved Jeb’s land. Coming in from milking the cow, Cream found the soldier on the steps of the house. Jeb brought him inside to tend to his wounds. The soldier thought he was dying so he wrote a letter to his family. After his wounds healed, Jeb gave him some clean civilian clothes and allowed him to leave. Cream found the soldier’s old uniform when she was looking for an extra winter shirt for me. Folded in the pocket was his letter, where he told his Ma and Pa that he had helped his unit set fire to Jeb’s barn during the battle in their orchard.”

“And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.”
Nehemiah 6:16 KJV

Help or Hinder?

no, thanks

“One hot day, I helped Jeb clear the burned barn area. As we were lifting a few heavy timbers, Farmer Jones offered us one nail he’d found on the ground. He just stood there, waiting for us to drop our load! In light of our suspicions, Jeb refused his help. After he left, we took a long water break!”

“Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.”
Nehemiah 2:20 KJV