Saturday, August 31, 2013

Photo For 09/01/2013


Before we continue on with the scenic areas of the San Juan’s here are a few humming bird photo’s shot in our backyard…Photo by Ron Morse.

Points To Ponder 09/01/2013

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POINTS TO PONDER:
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Great leaders empower and release rather than dictate and confine. - George Barna
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 15:7 ff)

. . . Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah. And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had  . . . .

Why did Asa remove his mother from being queen?
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Photo For 08/31/2013



Before we continue on with the scenic areas of the San Juan’s here are a few humming bird photo’s shot in our backyard…Photo by Vicki Morse.

Points To Ponder 08/31/2013

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Offering yourself to God is what worship is all about. - Rick Warren
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 15:1 ff)

 . . . Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah. He reigned [only] three years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father. Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem: Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life. Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam. And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and _________ his son reigned in his stead. . . .

Who was Abijam’s father? Who was Abijam’s son who reigned after him?

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Photo For 08/30/2013


Before we continue on with the scenic areas of the San Juan’s here are a few humming bird photo’s shot in our backyard…Photo by Ron Morse.

Point To Ponder 08/30/2013

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POINTS TO PONDER:
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Faith should encourage us to seek MORE of God's truth, rather than think we
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 14:26 ff)

. . .And he (Shishak king of Egypt)took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. And king Rehoboam made in their place ___________ shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house. And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber. Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead . . . .

 
What did Rehoboam replace the gold shields with? Who was Rehoboam’s father?
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Photo For 08/29/2013


Before we continue on with the scenic areas of the San Juan’s here are a few humming bird photo’s shot in our backyard…Photo by Vicki Morse.

Points To Ponder 08/29/2013

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POINTS TO PONDER:
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Convincing yourself that a bad idea is a good idea is a bad idea.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 14:17 ff)

. . And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died; And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet. And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree. And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem: And he took away . . . .
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What did Shishak king of Egypt take away from Jerusalem?
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Photo For 08/28/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. Another view of the Yankee Girl Mine...

Points To Ponder 08/28/2013

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POINTS TO PONDER:
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Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds. - Zig Ziglar
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 14:5 ff)

. . . Now the LORD had said to Ahijah, "Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to inquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. You shall say thus and thus to her, for it will be when she arrives that she will pretend to be another woman." And it came about when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet coming in the doorway, that he said, "Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why do you pretend to be another woman? For I am sent to you with a harsh message. "Go, say to Jeroboam, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel, and tore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you-- yet you have not been like My servant David, who kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart, to do only that which was right in My sight; you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and have gone and made for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back--therefore behold, I am bringing calamity on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam every male person, both bond and free in Israel, and I will make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweeps away dung until it is all gone. "Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat; for the LORD has spoken it. "Now you arise, go to your house. When your feet enter the city the . .

What was to happen when the feet of the wife of Jeroboam entered the city?
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Photo For 08/27/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. The Yankee Girl Mine...

Points To Ponder 08/27/2013


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POINTS TO PONDER:
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Love, unlike gold, is treasure that gains value by being spent.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 13:33 ff)

. . . Even after this, Jeroboam did not change his evil ways, but once more appointed priests for the high places from all sorts of people. Anyone who wanted to become a priest he consecrated for the high places. This was the sin of the house of Jeroboam that led to its downfall and to its destruction from the face of the earth. At that time Abijah son of Jeroboam became ill, and Jeroboam said to his wife, "Go, disguise yourself, so you won't be recognized as the wife of Jeroboam. Then go to Shiloh. Ahijah the prophet is there-- the one who told me I would be king over this people. Take ten loaves of bread with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy." So Jeroboam's wife did what he said and went to Ahijah's house in Shiloh. Now Ahijah could not see; his sight was gone because of his age. . .

Since Ahijah could not see how did he know that it was Jeroboam’s wife that came to see him?
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Photo For 08/26/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. A spindly tram tower at Red Mountain Town…

Points To Ponder 08/26/2013

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It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to emplore His protection and favor. - George Washington
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 13:24 ff)

. . . And when he(the man of God) was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the road, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. and, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the road, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which has torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke unto him. And he spoke to his sons, saying, Saddle me the donkey. And they saddled him. And he went and found his carcass cast in the road, and the donkey and the lion standing by the carcass: the lion had not eaten the carcass, nor torn the donkey. And the old prophet took up the carcass of the man of God, and laid it upon the donkey, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him . . .

Where did the old prophet bury the man of God?
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Photo For 08/25/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. A powder cache and a spindly mine tram tower.

Points To Ponder 08/25/2013

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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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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 13:18 ff)

And it came to pass, after the man of God had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the donkey, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back. And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke unto him. And he spoke to his sons, saying, Saddle me the donkey. And they saddled him. And he went and found his carcass cast in the road, and the . . . . .

What happened to the donkey? What was the lion doing? What did the old prophet do with the body of the man of God?
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Photo For 08/24/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. An abandoned miner’s house...

Points To Ponder 08/24/2013

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Integrity is like oxygen; the higher you go, the less there is of it. Paul Dickson
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 13:18 ff)

. . . He (the old prophet) said unto him, I am a prophet also as you are; and an angel spoke unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with you into your house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied to him. So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water. And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back: And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee, But came back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; your carcass shall not come unto the sepulcher of thy fathers. And it came about after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, that he saddled the donkey for him, for the prophet whom he had brought back. And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD had delivered him unto the lion, which had torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke unto him.

Why would the old prophet lie to the man of God? What is the moral of this story?
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Photo For 08/22/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. “Bear Head Rock” located near the National Belle Mine.

Points To Ponder 08/22/2013

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At the end of your life on earth you will be evaluated and rewarded according to how well you handled what God entrusted to you. - Rick Warren
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 13:1 ff)

 . . . And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon you shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon you, and men's bones shall be burnt upon you. And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the LORD has spoken; Behold, the altar shall be split apart, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out. And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him, and . . . . .

What three things happened when Jeroboam tried to have the man of God seized?
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Photo For 08/21/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. The Red Mtn. Town jail...

Points To Ponder 08/21/2013

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No one ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 12:25 ff)

. . . Then Jeroboam (the King of Israel) built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived there. And he went out from there and built Penuel. And Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom will return to the house of David. "If this people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will return to their lord, even to Rehoboam king of Judah; and they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah." So the king consulted, and made two __________ _________, and he said to them, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt." And he set one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. Now this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan. And he made houses on high places, and made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi.

And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

What were the two idols that Jeroboam made? Where have we seen this type of idol before?
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Photo For 08/20/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. The remains of the head frame at the National Belle Mine.

Points To Ponder 08/20/2013

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Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. - Bill Bradley
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 12:16 ff)

. . . When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: "What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse's son? To your tents, O Israel! Look after your own house, O David!" So the Israelites went home. But as for the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah, Rehoboam still ruled over them. King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, who was in charge of forced labor, but all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam, however, managed to get into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem. So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day. When all the Israelites heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. Only the tribe of ________ remained loyal to the house of David, . . .

Which tribe remained loyal to the house of David?
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Photo For 08/19/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. The mine superintendent’s house at the National Belle Mine.

Points To Ponder 08/19/2013

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Serving others is the best way to forget you own troubles.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 12:8 ff)

. . . But he (Rehoboam -Solomon’s son) forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him: And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter? And the young men that were grown up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shall you speak unto this people that spoke unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shall you say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him; And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. Wherefore the king did not listen unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying , . . .

What happened when the people found that Rehoboam would not listen to them?
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Photo For 08/18/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. Wild iris at the National Belle Mine.

Poibnts To Ponder 08/18/2013

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Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him (I Kings 12:1 ff)

. . . Then Rehoboam (Solomon’s son) went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. Now it came about when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard {of it,} that he was living in Egypt (for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon). Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, "Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you." Then he said to them, "Depart for three days, then return to me." So the people departed. And King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel me to answer this people?" Then they spoke to him, saying, "If you will be a servant to this people today, will serve them, grant them their petition, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.". . . .

Did Rehoboam listen to the wise counsel of the elders of his father Solomon?
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Photo For 08/16/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. A rain storm in moving in...

Points To Ponder 08/16/2013


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Consensus is no substitute for leadership; character is formed in the midst of people in crisis, not in solitude or in prosperity. - Charlotte Beers
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon (I Kings 11:23 ff)
. . . And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah: And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus. And he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, beside the mischief that Hadad did: and he abhorred Israel, and reigned over Syria.
And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king. And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field: And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces: And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee _____ pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will take the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give _______ tribes to thee: .
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How many tribes did the Lord give to Jeroboam?
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Photo For 08/15/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. A deer having a salad supper of purple upland larkspur…

Points To Ponder 08/15/2013

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Jealousy is caused by selfishness not love.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon (I Kings 11:14 ff)

. . . Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, _______ the Edomite; he was of the royal line in Edom. For it came about, when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army had gone up to bury the slain, and had struck down every male in Edom (for Joab and all Israel stayed there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom), that ________ fled to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, while he was a young boy. And they arose from Midian and came to Paran; and they took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him food and gave him land. Now he found great favor before Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen. And the sister of Tahpenes bore his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh. But when he heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, he said to Pharaoh, "Send me away, that I may go to my own country." Then Pharaoh said to him, "But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you are seeking to go to your own country?" And he answered, "Nothing; nevertheless you must surely let me go.". . . . .

Who was the adversary the LORD raised up against Solomon?
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Photo For 08/14/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. The mine we saw yesterday is located at the far end of this pond.

Points To Ponder 08/14/2013

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It is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed; the deeper they burn. - Robert Southey.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon (I Kings 11:1 ff)

. . . But king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had ________ hundred wives, princesses, and ________ hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. . . . .

How many wives and concubines did Solomon have?
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Photo For 08/13/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Red Mountain Town near Ouray, Colorado. A mine close to where the other buildings stood.

Points To Ponder 08/13/2013

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Leaders do the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time. George Barna
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon (I Kings 10:1 ff)

. . . And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions. And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not. And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of your wisdom.

Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceeds the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these you servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice. And she gave the king . . . .

What did the queen of Sheba give to king Solomon?
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