Showing posts from August, 2011


We managed to squeeze in one camping trip this summer, just last week, near Leadville.  It's a very historic area, boasting the early days of silver mining in our state's history.  And it's spectacular! We enjoyed our time there with good friends, delighted we nearly had the campground to ourselves.  A fabulous setting with two big lakes ringed by several 14ers, absolutely breathtaking.  Wish I could share the scale with you. Colorado is just so...vertical! The highlight of the weekend was driving up over Independence Pass, a whopping 12,095 feet.  The day couldn't have been more perfect and the late summer hills were blanketed with wildflowers.  And yes, the air was thin!  We were glad to get down to more oxygen. Photo courtesy of my daughter...the one with the good camera! The weekend was nearly perfect, marred only by my hubby hurting his back.  More on that later...but we did make it home safe and refreshed.  I was glad we didn't hear until

Need some strength today?

I do...lots on my plate right now.  I bet you do, too.  Summer is winding down, fall and a new set of demands face us all.  So here's the "supplement" I'm taking today--encourage yourself with a dose, too! "The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace."  Ps. 29:11 "Your God has commanded your strength ; strengthen, O God, what You have done for us."  Ps. 68:28 "The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people."  Ps. 68:35 "Let the weak say , 'I am strong.'"  Joel 3:10 "...the joy of the Lord is your strength ."  Neh. 8:10 "I am anointed with fresh oil ."  Ps. 92:10 "As for God, His way is perfect...It is God who arms me with strength , and makes my way perfect."  Ps. 18:30, 32 "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."  Ps. 27:14 "Thou rule

Home again

I had hoped to share some pics of our recent vacation to Arizona...and maybe I still will.  Just too busy with a million things right now to take the time, but I'll try later. Arizona in the middle of summer is not usually the most desirable vacation destination unless you love it hot, hot, hot.  But the main attraction for us is our beloved families, and for that it was wonderful.  A sort of mini-reunion with both sides of the family...barbeques, sight-seeing, good talk, fabulous meals, three (!) birthday parties for me, heartwarming hugs from little my cup well filled.  Even got to reconnect with a junior high friend whom I haven't seen in years (hi, Sue!).  Our thanks to each family member for all the loving hospitality showered on us--you're the best! The drive home was a gift from the Lord--everything lush and green from so much rain, the high deserts studded with wildflower color and contrasts of red sandstone and the greens of sagebrush and junipers.