Friday, November 30, 2012

Photo For 12/01/2012

At Yankee Boy Basin…

Points To Ponder 12/01/2012


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Pride prevents prayer, As long as we believe the lie that we're in control of everything we fail to ask for God's help. - Pastor Rick Warren
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 10:1 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .

The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings _____ to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Photo For 11/30/2012

Waterfall in Yankee Boy Basin …

Points To Ponder 1130/2012


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A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 10:6 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .

Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the _______ of the wicked.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Photo For 11/29/2012

We are now in Yankee Boy Basin …with Governor Basin in the distance…The road is lined with wildflowers…

Points To Ponder 11/29/2012

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People who throw mud always have dirty hands.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 10:5 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .

He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who ________ during harvest is a disgraceful son.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Photo For 11/28/2012

Headed down out of Governor’s Basin….We can see the road into Yankee Boy Basin in the far distance…

Points To Ponder 11/28/2012


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There are three kinds of memory....good, bad and convenient.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 10:4 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .

Lazy hands make a man _____, but diligent hands bring wealth.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Photo For 11/27/2012

Headed down out of Governor’s Basin….We can see the road into Yankee Boy Basin in the far distance…

Points To Ponder 11/27/2012

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A.S.A.P = Always Say A Prayer
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 6:30-35 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .

Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. Yet if he is caught, he must pay _________, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. But a man who commits adultery lacks __________; whoever does so destroys himself. Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Photo For 11/26/2012


“Watch Where You Step”…there are wildflowers everywhere….The San Juan’s are considered to be one of the top six places in America to go see wildflowers…

Points To Ponder 11/26/2012

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Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 5:15-23 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .
 
Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your ________. A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? For a man's ways are in ________ ________ of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Photo For 11/25/2012

A telephoto shot of the Mountainside Mine Boarding House in Governor’s Basin……The boarding house is on private property so this is the only way you can get close to it…

Points To Ponder 11/25/2012

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When a person lowers his voice, he wants something; when he raises it, it is a sign he didn't get it.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 6:16-19 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a _______ ________, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Photo For 11/24/2012


Sneeze Weed in Governor’s Basin……

Points To Ponder 11/24/2012

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When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life in such a way that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 6:6-11 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . . .

Go to the _____, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you ___________? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--and ________ will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Photo For 11/23/2012

Indian Paintbrush at “Heaven’s Half Acre” in upper Governor’s Basin……

Points To Ponder 11/23/2012

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"If gossip is saying behind a person's back what you would never say to his face, then flattery is saying to a person's face what you would never say behind his back."  - John Blanchard
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 4:7-9 (NIV) Fill in the blank . .

Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it ______ ______ ____ ______                    ________, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor."

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Photo For 11/22/2012

Indian Paintbrush at “Heaven’s Half Acre” in upper Governor’s Basin……

Points To Ponder 11/22/2012


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Think of our days as identical suitcases - all the same size - however, some people can pack more into them than others.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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2 Corinthians 9:10-11 NIV

10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in ___________ to God.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Photo For 11/21/2012

Indian Paintbrush at “Heaven’s Half Acre” in upper Governor’s Basin……

Points To Ponder 11/21/2012

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Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all the places you can at all the times you can to all the people you can as long as ever you can. - John Wesley
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 4:1-6 (NIV) Fill in the blank . .

Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, he taught me and said, "Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live. Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake ________, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Photo For 11/20/2012

A break in the clouds at Governor’s Basin……You can see the Mountainside Mine Boardinghouse at the far left. Elevation 12,042 feet.

Points To Ponder 11/20/2012

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Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:33-35 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . .

The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the __________. The wise inherit honor, but _____ he holds up to shame.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Photo For 11/19/2012

Rain descending into Governor’s Basin……

Points To Ponder 11/19/2012

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Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more. - Oswald Chambers
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:21-24 (NIV) FILL IN THE BLANKS

My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an _________ to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble; when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be _______.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Photo For 11/18/2012

Clounds descending into Governor’s Basin……

Points To Ponder 11/18/2012

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Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God's grace. - Charles Spurgeon
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:33-35 (NIV) Fill in the blanks . .

The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the __________. The wise inherit honor, but _____ he holds up to shame.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo For 11/17/2012

The highway into Governor’s Basin is a tad narrow……

Points To Ponder 11/17/2012


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Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:27-32 (NIV) FILL IN THE BLANKS

Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you. Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you. Do not ______ a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm. Do not ________ a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Photo For 11/16/2012


We are now headed up into Governor’s Basin…Here is a waterfall en route..

Points To Ponder 11/16/2012


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Life is tragic to him who has plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:25-26 (NIV) FILL IN THE BLANKS

Have no fear of sudden _________ or of the _____ that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Photo For 11/15/2012

Back to where we were in the San Juan’s…Abandoned mine track at the Hidden Treasure Mine in Imogene Basin…

Points To Ponder 11/15/2012


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Parenting is a constant struggle between making your kids’ lives better and ruining your own – Willie Robertson
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:13-20 (NIV) FILL IN THE BLANKS

Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of _____ to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be _______. By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Photo For 11/14/2012

Near Farley, Missouri….

Points To Ponder 11/14/2012


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Your temper is a valuable possession, don't lose it.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV) FILL IN THE BLANKS

My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent His rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those He _______, as a father the son he _________ in.
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Photo For 11/13/2012

The “Three Maples” at Shawnee Mission Park… at sunset…

Points To Ponder 11/13/2012


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Don't worry that you children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you!
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Proverbs 3:1-10 (NIV) FILL IN THE BLANKS

My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your ______ and lean not on your own ______________; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Photo For 11/12/2012

On our front porch a couple of days ago…photo by Vicki Morse…

Points To Ponder 11/12/2012

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A fine is a tax for doing wrong.  A tax is a fine for doing well.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Exodus 13:21-22( NIV)

By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of _______ to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of _______ to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Photo For 11/11/2012

Bradford pear trees out at Theater in the Park….Shot today…

Points To Ponder 11/11/2012


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The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just MAKE the best of everything.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Who am I?  See 2 Timothy 4:12; Acts 20:4; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4;7,

Titus 3:12 and others...

 ·         I accompanied Paul from Greece to Asia
  ·         I was with Paul in Nicopolis
  ·         I was with Paul in Rome
  ·         I was Paul's amanuensis (copyist) in writing to the Ephesians and Colossians

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Photo For 11/10/2012

A BIG buck at Shawnee Mission Park…Looks like maybe 14 points?

Points To Ponder 11/10/2012


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Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Who am I? (Pick one) Romans 16:13

Paul sent greetings to me in one of his letters. He also sent greetings to my mother who as Paul put it “has been a mother to me, too.”

  • Urbanus
  • Rufus
  • Tryphena
  • Asyncritus
  • Nereus
  • Julia
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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Photo For 11/09/2012

Remains of an iron pipe fence at Weston, Missouri…by Vicki Morse…

Points To Ponder 11/09/2012

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It's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Acts 18:1-3 (NIV)

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife _________, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a ______________ as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Photo For 11/08/2012


Maple leaf in our backyard…

Points To Ponder 11/08/2012


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Those whose make the worst use of their time are usually the first to complain of its brevity.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blank. What were the circumstances behind this incident? 1 Samuel 4:20-22 (NIV)
 
As she was dying, the women attending her said, "Don't despair; you have given birth to a son." But she did not respond or pay any attention. She named the boy __________, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel"-- because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband. She said, "The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured."
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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Photo For 11/07/2012


Fall color at Weston Bend State Park…

Points To Ponder 11/07/2012

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Only those who do nothing never make mistakes.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. What were the circumstances behind this incident? Genesis 50:25-26 (NIV)

And Joseph made the sons of Israel swear an oath and said, "God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up from this place."

So Joseph died at the age of a _______. And after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.
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Monday, November 05, 2012

Photo For 11/06/2012

Fall color at Weston Bend State Park…

Points To Ponder 11/06/2012


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A Christian is a keyhole through which other folk see God. - Robert E Gibson.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. What were the circumstances behind this incident? Genesis 32:30-31(NIV)

So ___________ called the place Peniel, saying, "It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared." The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his ______.
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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Photo For 11/05/2012

Rabbit in our backyard…by Vicki…

Points To Ponder 11/05/2012


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Friendship is not a big thing....it's a million little things.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Genesis 11:26-29 (NIV)

After Terah had lived 70 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.

This is the account of Terah. Terah became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran. And Haran became the father of Lot. While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. Abram and Nahor both married. The name of Abram's wife was _________, and the name of Nahor's wife was _________; she was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah.
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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Photo For 11/04/2012

Fall colors at Weston Bend State Park…

Points To Ponder 11/04/2012

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Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Fill in the blanks. Acts 19:13-16 (NIV)

Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out." Seven sons of ________, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. [One day] the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about _______, but who are you?" Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
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Friday, November 02, 2012

Photo For 11/03/2012


Some more fall colors Vicki shot out at Weston, Missouri this fall…