|Janie on the trail in Palo Duro Canyon|
Monday, February 28, 2011
Hiking the LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL in Palo Duro Canyon Texas
|Janie outside the amphitheater|
I don't know who these people were in that photograph on that wall but I sure want to be on their side when the fighting starts.
|Janie took this picture of a flock of wild turkeys by the side of the road|
|Janie in front of the replica dugout|
|The Second Water crossing|
|Me at the Lighthouse trail head|
|The trail leads to the wall at the far right then turns right|
|The tip of the outcropping of the canyon wall .3 miles from trail head|
|Cactus by the trail|
|The steep climb at the end of the trail|
|Janie almost to the base of the Lighthouse formation|
|Yes, Janie had to climb this twice once for her picture and once for mine|
|The ledge leading to the plateau, I'll stay right here thank you.|
|Janie and I sitting on the ledge at the base of the Lighthouse formation|
|The canyon as seen from the Lighthouse ledge|
|The view strait ahead from the Lighthouse ledge|
|Janie coming down the most dangerous section|
|Janie being very careful on her way down|
|Janie and I at one of the covered benches on the return trip|
|One of the sights we saw on the way back to the trail head|
|The Capital Peek formation|
On our way out of the canyon we stopped in at the visitor's center and gift shop. Janie wanted a magnet for the refrigerator. There is an amazing view of the canyon from the window of the visitor's center. I took a couple of pictures which would be our last in the canyon.
|The canyon as seen from the visitor's center|
|A good view of the ledge, lighthouse on the right castle rock on the left|
Sunday, February 27, 2011
|At the Cross in Groom, Texas|
8:00 go to hospital, visit 2 there and pray with them
8:30 deliver a radio to a shut in so she can hear the service.
9:15 go to church
10:00 teach the Sunday School lesson
11:00 sing with all your might and feel your heart fill with joy.
11:25 preach the sermon that has caused you to feel like you are about to burst.
12:10 Call for a motion to accept 2 new members who have 3 young children.
1:15 take a nap
2:45 leave for the nursing home service
3:00 lead the singing and preach a sermon.
4:00 review the lesson for the evening service
5:15 return to the church
6:15 teach a much needed and well received lesson.
7:15 choir practice and learn a new song with some much needed help
8:30 take the tie off and get to work on the sermon for the Monday nursing home service
9:45 say yes to a wedding ceremony request
10:45 head for bed.
It has been a long and wonderful day.
God bless you.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
|2 foot wide ledge leading to a plateau next to the lighthouse formation|
|Almost to the base of the Lighthouse formation|
It is good to be home. After unpacking and having a snack I spent a couple of hours with the Bible and I loved every minute of it. Tomorrow is my favorite day of the week and I can't wait for it to get here.
|Taking a break on our way back to the car|
|Janie with Capital Peak behind her|
|Janie climbing back down from the Lighthouse summit|
Thursday, February 24, 2011
|44 degrees wind out of the north at 30 mph, it was cold at the cross|
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
|Our church's new copy machine|
|Cedar in bloom, probably why my allergies are so bad|
I have ordered a new laptop computer. This one is almost three years old and works just fine but the new one will be bigger and faster. Our son's laptop is not in good shape so what I plan to do is to leave this one with him when we go for our visit in August. Well its off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of sleep. God bless you.
Monday, February 21, 2011
|Our Junior choir before services Sunday morning|
I have not been sleeping well due to a cough. I get an hour our two here and there. I don't like to take medicine but was forced to do so Saturday night when I just could not stop coughing. The medicine worked right well and I got a few hours of sleep. I have taken some more this morning and will through the day as needed to give myself a break from all the coughing.
|My view as I await the start of Sunday morning services|
My newest son-in-law has a facebook page. I did not think he would ever have something like that but now he does. I think it is a very good thing for him. He is broadening his horizon. I would like to see him blog next. He has never flown before and has no desire to do so. Maybe that's what will be next for him.
Well it is early morning and I have taken some medicine which is kicking in right now. My cough has stopped and I am sleep.....................................oh, sorry I dozed off. I better get back in the bed. God bless you.
Friday, February 18, 2011
|Janie and me at the restaurant|
Janie and I went to town to see a lawyer for her mother and then we went to get her glasses adjusted. It seems that her glasses were not made right after all. She has been having a terrible time trying to see things up close especially her computer screen. It is good to finally have an answer to the problem. We will return the glasses and have them remade to the right specs. I took Janie out to eat at a Mexican food place. The hot sauce felt good to my throat. I had to help her read the menu cause she did not have her old glasses with her. I am not sure if this is allergies or a cold but it started Sunday with a sore throat.
|In the dentist chair again|
Where I should be
by Paul Clark (2/18/2011)
by Paul Clark (2/18/2011)
"Where I should be" is a wonderful place.
There is no guilt there but plenty of grace.
It is almost like Heaven, "where I should be."
There's no shame, no fear, no cursing you see.
No punishment, pouting, and no regret.
You'd never leave it except you forget.
True joy, sweet fellowship with God divine
Those who dwell there are doing just fine.
Singing and praising are always found there.
When you arrive, oh you have not a care.
Peace and contentment can only be known
When you are there you are never alone.
Like Joseph in prison sometimes it does seem.
“Where I should be” is all in God's scheme.
It is almost like heaven here on the earth
When your heart's there you are filled with great mirth
Ask Paul and Silas about this great place.
Tis where God wants Adam's beloved race.
We might all have lived there if he had not sinned.
But now we just sojourn being burdened.
“Where I'm Suppose to be” Sometimes it is called.”
there Children by she bears never are mauled.
“In God's Perfect Will” a name that fits well.
People who love it will not go to Hell.
How to find this place of which I do speak
is easy and quick for those who are meek.
Repentance and trust and always obey
you will find the path is a narrow way.
For many, God's will they care not at all
The broad way they tread leads to a great fall.
Study the Bible and rightly divide
“Where I should be” God, from you does not hide.
We will all face God in judgment and then,
“Where I should be” He will determine
One day on His left or on His right hand
He will call men and force them to stand.
Where will you be on that glorious day
“Where I should be” I hope you can say.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
|Janie hiking in France 2010|
Monday, February 14, 2011
|Stella Williams and me|
We had good services on Sunday and after the evening services we had choir practice. We are working on a song for Easter. While we were practicing one of our deacons brought in a scaffold and climbed to the top. He took a measurement from the floor to the ceiling and it was 28 feet to the bottom of the main house speaker and another 2 feet to the peak. That scaffold might as well have been mount Everest as far as I am concerned. I am glad someone is brave enough to even consider replacing that speaker. If it were left up to me that speaker would hang there until the LORD's return. It needs to be replaced and I am glad someone is brave enough to attempt it. God bless you.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
|Our grandson, Elijah, playing at our house Wednesday|
|Janie and her mother Thursday night|
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
|The scene outside our back door this morning.|
|Stacie and four of her five|
Sunday, February 6, 2011
|Sunset over Jim Taylor's grave|
Breakfast was simple, just a piece of toast and a cold glass of water. Reflection came next. Thoughts of Saturday came. It was a beautiful day. It found a woman, whose 64 year marriage had ended as vowed, with her daughters, family and friends. They sat in a green three sided tent while words of comfort were spoken by a pastor. They would later return to the spot and find piled neatly the flowers which had so lovingly been sent to honor the passing of one so dear. The sunset was absolutely stunning but went unsung overshadowed by grief and solemnity.
|One last goodbye|
Friday, February 4, 2011
|My mother-in-law's front yard this morning|
|Janie working in her mother's closet|
We returned to Henderson where we had several more stops to make before heading back to the house. (I just looked up and it is snowing hard again). We will stay in today and enjoy the warm house and I doubt seriously that we will go out and make snow angels. God bless you.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
|This is the cartoon I put in this Sunday's bulletin.|
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
|The family visitation at Rader Funeral last night|
|Sarah and Justin holding Lara at the family visitation.|
|Some of the crowd at the visitation Monday night.|
|Janie's mother consoling her brother, Janie's uncle Trenton, at his home.|
|The flowers on the right were sent by Jason and Angie.|
|Visiting at the Taylor house after the visitation at the funeral home.|