Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Photo For 11/01/2012


Near Beverly, Missouri…

Points To Ponder 11/01/2012


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Drive carefully.  It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. John 3:3-7 (NIV)

In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." "How can a man be born when he is old?" ________________ asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photo For 10/31/2012

We’re going to take a break for a few days and look at some local fall pictures. The two pumpkins above are from a previous family pumpkin carving contest…

Points To Ponder 10/31/2012


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You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Psalm 147:3 (NIV)

He heals the _______________ and binds up their wounds.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Photo For 10/30/2012

A look inside the mine portal at the Hidden Treasure Mine in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/30/2012


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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Exodus 34:29-30 (NIV)

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was _____________ because he had spoken with the LORD. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was ____________, and they were afraid to come near him.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Photo For 10/29/2012

Mine portal at the Hidden Treasure Mine in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/29/2012


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We can learn a lot from crayons.  Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull.  Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. What were the circumstances behind this incident? Joshua 10:11 (NIV)

As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the LORD hurled large ____________ down on them from the sky, and more of them died from the _____________ than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Photo For 10/28/2012

Remains of cabins at the Hidden Treasure Mine in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/28/2012

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When everything's coming your way, you may be in the wrong lane.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Who was the man of God? II Kings 4:42-44

A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God __________ loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. "Give it to the people to eat," ________ said."How can I set this before a hundred men?" his servant asked. But ________ answered, "Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the LORD says: 'They will eat and have some left over.'" Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD. (NIV)

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Photo For 10/27/2012

Wildflowers (Indian Paintbrush) in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/27/2012

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Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. What were the circumstances behind this incident?

1 Samuel 5:1-5 (NIV)

After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. Then they carried the ark into Dagon's temple and set it beside Dagon. When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his _______ on the ground before the ark of the LORD! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! His head and hands had been __________ off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. . .
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Phtot For 10/26/2012

Canadian Jay…a.k.a. Camp Robber or Whiskey Jack in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass). These are some of the bravest birds around. They will literally take your lunch off of the picnic table while you are eating! When my dad was cutting timber in the 40’s he has pictures of these character perched on his lunch box waiting for lunch time.

Points To Ponder 10/26/2012

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To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. II Kings 2:19-22 (NIV)

The men of the city said to Elisha, "Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive." Bring me a _____ bowl," he said, "and put ______ in it." So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the spring and threw the ________ into it, saying, "This is what the LORD says: 'I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.'" And the water has remained wholesome to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Photo For 10/25/2012

Columbine in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/25/2012

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People and rubber bands have one thing in common: they must be stretched to be effective. - John Maxwell
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BIBLE QUIZ:
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II Kings 5:27 (NIV)

Naaman's leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever." Then Gehazi went from Elisha's presence and he was leprous, as white as snow.

What did Gehazi do to bring upon himself and his decedents the curse of leprosy?
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photo For 10/24//2012

Marmot in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/24/2012

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Many books can inform, but only the Bible can transform.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Which disciple was missing? Mark 16:14-16 (NIV)

Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. He said to them, "Go into ____ the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not __________ will be condemned.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Photo For 10/23/2012


Wildflowers (Indian Paintbrush) in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/23/2012


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Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator. - Robert Orben
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Mark 7:32-35(NIV)

There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man. After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his __________ into the man's ears. Then he ______ and touched the man's tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!"). At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Photo For 10/22/2012

Wildflowers in Imogene Basin…(The Ouray side of Imogene Pass)

Points To Ponder 10/22/2012

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Many think salvation in Christ is an end all...but it is only the beginning. It is the event that secures for us a place in heaven.... But after the event there should be a process of ongoing spiritual growth as we are conformed into the image of Christ day by day here on earth.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Whose faith allowed the paralytic to be healed? Mark 2:1-5 (NIV)


A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an ____________ in the _______ _________ Jesus and, after __________ through it, and then ___________ the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw ______ faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Photo For 10/21/2012

We are now headed down the Ouray side of Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 10/21/2012


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Authority makes some people grow - others just swell.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. How many came back to praise God? Luke 17:11-19

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!" When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed. ______ of them,  __ ______________, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo For 10/20/2012

We are now headed down the Ouray side of Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 10/20/2012

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Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. James 1:22-24 (NIV)

Do not merely _________ to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a _________ and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately __________ what he looks like.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Photo For 10/19/2012


Clouds moving in on Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 10/19/2012


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If you live for the approval of others, you'll die with their rejection.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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What was the point of this illustration? Luke 18:1ff (NIV)
He [Jesus] said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!'"
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photo Foor 10/18/2012

Clouds moving in on Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 10/18/2012


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Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. -Fyodor Dostoevsky
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Hebrews 12:5-8 (NIV)

And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as a _________ addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." Endure _______________ as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are ________________ children and not true sons.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Photo For 10/17/2012

Clouds moving in on Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 10/17/2012

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A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. G.K. Chesterton
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Acts 23:22-24 (NIV)

The commander dismissed the young man and cautioned him, "Don't tell anyone that you have reported this to me." Then he called two of his ___________ and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. Provide mounts for _________ so that he may be taken safely to Governor ________."
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Photo For 10/16/2012

Yours truly at the top of Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 10/16/2012


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Never let those who stole your yesterday rob your tomorrow. Let it go and move on.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Genesis 9:28-29 (NIV)

After the flood Noah lived _____ years. Altogether, Noah lived ______ years, and then he died.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Photo For 10/15/2102

A view from up higher on Imogene Pass… The top of the pass is now in sight…

Points To Ponder 10/15/2012


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God is more interested in your character than your career, because you're not taking your career into eternity.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of ____________, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the _______ marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Photo For 10/14/2012

A view from up higher on Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 1014/2012

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Pretending to be humble is the most insidious form of pride.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Matthew 8:8-10 (NIV)

The ______________ replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with _________ under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Photo For 10/13/2012

We are at the remains of the Tomboy Ruins on Imogene Pass…

Points To Ponder 10/13/2012


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Funny how so many churchgoers sing "Standing on the Promises" but all they do is sit on the premises.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Exodus 4:2-3 (NIV)

Then the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" "A staff," he replied. The LORD said, "Throw it on the ground." ___________ threw it on the ground and it became a _________, and he ran from it.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Photo For 10/12/2012


We are the remains of the Tomboy Ruins on Imogene Pass… This appears to have been the gold vault

Points To Ponder 10/12/2012

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Funny how difficult it is for people to learn Scripture and explain it to others, yet it is so simple for them to understand and share gossip.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. What are the circumstances surrounding this passage? Acts 16:22-25 (NIV)

The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and ________, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and ________ were praying and _____________ _________ to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Photo For 10/11/2012


We are the remains of the Tomboy Ruins on Imogene Pass..

Points To Ponder 10/11/2012


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Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven, provided they don't have to believe, or to think, or to say, or to do anything.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks in the following Scripture passage. Psalm 139:15-16 (NIV)

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were _________ in your _______ before one of them came to be.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Photo For 10/10/2012

From Telluride we have begun our trip up and over Imogene Pass. Originally this was a stage coach road between Telluride and Ouray. As you can see it gets a tad narrow in places :0) The road ahead?

Points To Ponder 10/10/2012


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Funny how people think they can get more accomplished in a lifetime without God  than in an hour with Him.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Genesis 5:25ff (NIV)

When Methuselah had lived ____ years, he became the father of Lamech. And after he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Methuselah lived _____ years, and then he died.
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Monday, October 08, 2012

Photo For 10/09/2012


From Telluride we have begun our trip up and over Imogene Pass. Originally this was a stage coach road between Telluride and Ouray. As you can see it gets a tad narrow in places :0)

Points To Ponder 10/09/2012


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Funny how people are so consumed with what others think about them rather than what God thinks about them.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Genesis 41:39-43 (NIV)

. . . . .  "Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you." So Pharaoh said to __________, "I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt." Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on _________ finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and men shouted before him, "Make way!" Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.
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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Photo For 10/07/2012


Below Bridal Veil Falls at Telluride, Colorado…

Points To Ponts To Ponder 10/7/2012


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Funny how we are so quick to take directions from a total stranger when we are lost, and how hesitant we are to take God's directions for our lives.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Who was this man? Matthew 3:4-6 (NIV)

_________ clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Photo For 10/07/2012

Bridal Veil falls at Telluride, Colorado…

Points To Ponder 10/07/2012


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Funny how people scramble to get a front seat at any game, yet they scramble to get a back seat at church service.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Luke 2:21-32 (NIV)

On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord . . . Now there was a man in Jerusalem called ___________, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, ___________ took him (the baby Jesus) in his arms and praised God, saying: "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
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Friday, October 05, 2012

Photo For 10/06/2012

Bridal Veil falls at Telluride, Colorado…

Points To Ponder 10/06/2012


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Funny how easily we believe what newspapers, TV and the Internet says, but we question what the Bible says.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. What are the circumstances surrounding this passage? Acts 14:11-12 (NIV)
 
When the crowd saw what ________ had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in human form!" ___________ they called Zeus, and _________ they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker.
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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Photo for 10/04/2012

A small lake at Gold King Basin (near Alta)…

Points To Ponder 10/04/2012


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Funny how laborious it is to read a chapter of the Bible, yet so easy to read 200-300 pages of a best selling novel.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blank. What are the circumstances surrounding this passage? Acts 9:32-35 (NIV)

As __________ traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years. "Aeneas," _________ said to him, "Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat." Immediately Aeneas got up. All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Photo For 10/04/2012

Another shot of one of the Alta Lakes…

Points To Ponder 10/04/2012


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Funny how we get thrilled when a football game goes into overtime, but we complain when a sermon is longer than the regular time.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blank. What are the circumstances surrounding this passage? Acts 16:6 (NIV)

Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of __________.
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