Sunday, September 29, 2013

Photo For 09/30/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip up Corkscrew Gulch to Corkscrew Pass near Ouray…Another view from the Red Mtn. Overlook…

Points To Ponder 09/30/2013

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If you carry a grudge it will weigh you down.
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 20:33ff

So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the road, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.

And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, I went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man to me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then it will be your life for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver. And as I was busy here and there, the man slipped away.

And the king of Israel said unto him, So shall your judgment be; you have decided it.

Then the prophet quickly took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets. And he said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.'"

So the king of Israel went to his house . . . . .

What was the kings reaction to the words of the prophet?
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Photo For 09/29/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip UP Corkscrew Gulch to Corkscrew Pass near Ouray, Colorado. As you can see it had rained hard and now the clouds are beginning to rise…We are at the top of Corkscrew Pass…

Points To Ponder 09/29/2013

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"Where is the hope? I meet millions who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around us. Where is the hope? The hope that each of us have is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed, or what great things that we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people, and that's where our hope is in this country; that's where our hope is in life." - Chuck Colson
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 20:33ff

…..Then Ben-hadad came to Ahab; and Ahab had him to come up into his chariot. And Ben-hadad said unto him, “The cities, which my father took from your father, I will restore; and you may set up your own market areas in Damascus, as my father did in Samaria." Ahab said, "On the basis of a treaty I will set you free." So he made a treaty with him, and let him go.

And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbor in the word of the LORD, "Strike me with your weapon," but the man refused. Then said he unto him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you”. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and killed him. Then he found another man, and said, "Strike me with your weapon." So the man struck him and wounded him.

So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the road,  . . . .

Why did the prophet want a man to strike and wound him? Why did he wait beside the road for the king? [NOTE - There was a stiff penalty for not obeying the words of the prophet]
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Photo For 09/28/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip UP Corkscrew Gulch to Corkscrew Pass near Ouray, Colorado. As you can see it had rained hard and now the clouds are beginning to rise…We are at the top of Corkscrew Pass…

Points To Ponder 09/28/2013

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It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. - Mark Twain
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 20:30ff

But the rest of the Arameans fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Ben-Hadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber. And his servants said unto him, We have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us put sackcloth around our waists, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: perhaps he will allow you to live.

So they put sackcloth around their waists, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Ben-Hadad has asked if you will let him live? And the king of Israel said, “Is he yet alive? He is my brother”. The men took this as a good sign and were quick to pick up his word. "Yes, your brother Ben-Hadad!" they said. "Go and get him," the king said. When Ben-Hadad came out, . . . .

What did king Ahab do with Ben-Hadad when he came out?
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Photo For 09/27/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip up Corkscrew Gulch to Corkscrew Pass near Ouray, Colorado. Down below you can see the switchbacks we have just come up…

Points To Ponder 09/27/2013

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Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. - James Baldwin
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him.I Kings 20:23ff

And the servants of the king of Aram said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than us; but let us fight against them on the plains, and surely we shall be stronger than they. And do this thing, Take the kings away, and put captains in their place: And gather an army like the army that you lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot: and we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. And he listened unto their voice, and did so. And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.

And the children of Israel were numbered, and were all present, and went against them: and the children of Israel pitched before them like ______ small flocks of _______; but the Syrians filled the country.

And there came a man of God, and he spoke unto the king of Israel, and said, This is what the Lord says, Because the Arameans have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD. And they camped opposite each other for seven days. And so it was, that in the seventh day the battle took place: and the children of Israel slew of the Arameans, a hundred thousand footmen in one day.


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Photo For 09/26/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip up Corkscrew Gulch to Corkscrew Pass near Ouray, Colorado. As you can see it had rained hard and now the clouds are beginning to rise…

Points To Ponder 09/26/2013

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The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength. - Warren Wiersbe
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 20:17ff


And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out scouts, and they told him, saying, “There are men coming out of Samaria”. And he said, “If they come out for peace, take them alive; or if they be come out for war, take them alive”.

So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, and the army which followed them. And each one struck down his opponent: and the Syrians fled; and Israel pursued them: and Ben-hadad the king of Syria escaped on horse with the horsemen.

And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter.

Afterward, the prophet came to the king of Israel and said, "Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring the king of Aram will attack you again."

Meanwhile, the officials of the king of Aram advised him, "Their gods are gods of the ________. That is why they were too strong for us. But if we fight them on the __________, surely we will be stronger than they.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Photo For 09/25/2013

Very close to the ghost town of Ironton, Colorado is the road up Brown Mountain. More wildflowers on Brown Mountain.

Points To Ponder 09/25/2013

Did you miss getting your daily “Point To Ponder”? Some did and sent me emails asking if I was alright :0) Yes, we are doing fine but we were on vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at a remote cabin on Gooseneck Lake. Only one bar on the phone and no Wi-Fi!!! At any rate once I get the photos from the trip edited I will have a ton of new photos for “Points To Ponder”…  
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One improper word or act will neutralize the effect of many good ones; and one base deed, after years of noble service, will cover them all with shame. - James H. Aughey
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 20:8ff

The elders and the people all answered the king, "Don't listen to him or agree to his demands." So he replied to Ben-Hadad's messengers, "Tell my lord the king, 'Your servant will do all you demanded the first time, but this demand I cannot do.'" They left and took the answer back to Ben-Hadad.

Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful." The king of Israel answered, "Tell him: 'One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.'" Ben-Hadad heard this message while he and the kings were drinking in their tents, and he ordered his men: "Prepare to attack." So they prepared to attack the city.

Meanwhile a prophet of God came to Ahab king of Israel and announced, "This is what the LORD says: . . . . .

What did the Lord say?
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Photo For 09/18/2013

Very close to the ghost town of Ironton, Colorado is the road up Brown Mountain. As we begin our climb towards timberline we get some incredible views of the aspen around the Ironton area…Here are some remains of old mining equipment on Brown Mountain…

Points To Ponder 09/18/2013

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If a man hasn’t found something he is willing to die for, he isn’t fit to live. - Martin Luther King Jr.
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 19:12ff

. . . . And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What are you doing here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when you get there, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel: and ____________ the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shall thou anoint to be prophet in your place. And it shall come to pass, that those that escape the sword of Hazael will be slain by Jehu: and those that escape from the sword of Jehu shall _________ slay. Yet I reserve ______________ in Israel-- all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him."

Who was the prophet that was to take the place of Elijah? How many were left that had NOT bowed down to Baal?
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Photo For 09/17/2013


Very close to the ghost town of Ironton, Colorado is the road up Brown Mountain. As we begin our climb towards timberline we get some incredible views of the aspen around the Ironton area…Here are some remains of old mining equipment on Brown Mountain…

Points To Ponder 09/17/2013

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Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. - Coach Lou Holtz
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 19:8ff
 
. . . . And Elijah arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God. And he came unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doing thou here, Elijah?
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire . . . . .
 
In what way did the Lord finally reveal Himself to Elijah?
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Photo For 09/16/2013


Very close to the ghost town of Ironton, Colorado is the road up Brown Mountain. As we begin our climb towards timberline we get some incredible views of the aspen around the Ironton area…Here are the remains of an old mine on Brown Mountain…

Points To Ponder 09/16/2013

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Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. - D.L. Moody
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 19:1ff

. . . . And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake that had been baked on the coals, and a jug of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again. And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat  . . . . . . .

How long did Elijah go on these two meals?
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Photo For 09/15/2013


Very close to the ghost town of Ironton, Colorado is the road up Brown Mountain. As we begin our climb towards timberline we get some incredible views of the aspen around the Ironton area…We are now on the edge of timberline. Ironton would be at the bottom center of the photo about one-third the way up..

Points To Ponder 09/15/2013

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There is no distance on this earth so far away as yesterday. - Robert Nathan
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 18:41-46

. . . . And Elijah said to Ahab, "Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain." So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. "Go and look toward the sea," he told his servant. And he went up and looked. "There is nothing there," he said. Seven times Elijah said, "Go back." The seventh time the servant reported, "A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea." So Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'" Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. The power of the LORD came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, . . . . . .

What did Elijah do after he tucked his cloak into his belt?
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Points To Ponder 09/14/2013


Very close to the ghost town of Ironton, Colorado is the road up Brown Mountain. As we begin our climb towards timberline we get some incredible views of the aspen around the Ironton area…

Points To Ponder 09/14/2013

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If you don’t change today your tomorrows will be like yesterdays.
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 18:38-46

. . . . Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again ­­­­­­­­­_____________ times. . .

How many times did Elijah send his servant to look toward the sea? What was the servant looking for?
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Photo For 09/13/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Ironton near Ouray, Colorado. Some of these photos were shot in the summer and some in the fall. The Larson Brothers Mine...

Points To Ponder 09/13/2013

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In resolving conflict, how you say it is as important as what you say. - Rick Warren
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 18:28-37


. . . . .And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. . . .

How did the Lord God answer the prayer of Elijah?
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Photo For o9/12/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Ironton near Ouray, Colorado. Some of these photos were shot in the summer and some in the fall. More abandoned buildings...

Points To Ponder 09/12/2013

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One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time. - Robert F. Kennedy
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 18:21-29

 . . . . . And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answers by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for you are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or maybe he is asleep, and must be awakened. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the _________ sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

How long did the prophets of Baal try in vain to get their god to answer by fire?
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Photo For 09/11/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Ironton near Ouray, Colorado. Looking through a window and door of the house we saw non 9/9/2013…

Points To Ponder 09/11/2013

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Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers.
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 18:15-22

And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto king Ahab today.

So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah. And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Are you he that troubles Israel?

And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but you, and your father's house, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou have followed Baalim. Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."

So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel. And Elijah went before the people and said,  . . .

What was Elijah’s challenge to the people?
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Monday, September 09, 2013

Photo For 09/10/2013


Today is our 47th wedding anniversary. In 1965 when Vicki and I were dating I carved our initials on this Aspen tree at Russell Gulch, Colorado where Vicki was living the time. By the grace of God our marriage and the tree are still both going strong. The initials are a bit hard to read but it said RM + VV (Vicki’s maiden name was Vick…yep she was Vicki Vick :0)

Points To Ponder 09/10/2013

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Christ is often better than his word, but never worse, often anticipates and outdoes the believing expectations of his people, but never disappoints them. - Matthew Henry
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings and prophets who followed him. I Kings 18:1-15

 . . . And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the _______ year, saying, Go, show thyself unto Ahab [king of Israel]; and I will send rain upon the earth. And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And there was a severe famine in Samaria. And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly: For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an _________ prophets, and hid them by ________ in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts. So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself. And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my lord Elijah?

And he answered him, I am: go, Ahab, Behold, Elijah is here. And he said, What have I sinned, that you would deliver you servant into the hand of Ahab, to slay me? As the LORD thy God lives, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not. And now you say, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry you off to a place I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find you, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.

How long had the land been without rain? How many prophets of the Lord did Obadiah hide in caves?
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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Photo For 09/09/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Ironton near Ouray, Colorado. Some of these photos were shot in the summer and some in the fall. Another abandoned house...

Points To Ponder 09/09/2013

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He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would reach heaven, for everyone has need to be forgiven. -Thomas Fuller
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him. I King 17:17-24

. . . . .And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so severe, that there was no breath left in him. And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? Have you come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son? And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed. And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? And he . . . .

What did Elijah do? What was the outcome?
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Saturday, September 07, 2013

Photo For 09/08/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Ironton near Ouray, Colorado. Some of these photos were shot in the summer and some in the fall. More abandoned buildings...

Points To Ponder 09/08/2013

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The person who knows “how” will always have a job. The person who knows “why” will always be his boss. - Diane Ravitch
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him. I King 17:7-16

And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the LORD came unto him [Elijah the Tishbite], saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongs to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in your hand.

          And she said, As the LORD thy God lives, I have no bread, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a jar: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and fix it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as you have said: but make me a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and afterwards make some for you and for your son. For this is what the LORD God of Israel says, 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives ______ on the ________.'"

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Photo For 09/07/2013


We are now in the southwest part of Colorado on a trip around the ghost town of Ironton near Ouray, Colorado. Some of these photos were shot in the summer and some in the fall. Looking through a window in an abandoned house.

Points To Ponder 09/07/2013

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POINTS TO PONDER:
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Learn to say "NO"; it will be of more use to you than to be able to speak Latin.
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BIBLE QUIZ: 
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Old Testament/Stories of Solomon and the kings who followed him. I King 16:23-32

      In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned twelve years, six of them in Tirzah. He bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver and built a city on the hill, calling it Samaria, after Shemer, the name of the former owner of the hill. But Omri did evil in the eyes of the LORD and sinned more than all those before him. . . . . .Omri rested with his fathers and was buried in Samaria. And Ahab his son succeeded him as king. In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years. Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him. He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married ___________ daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him.

 And the kings of Israel got progressively worse…….Who did Ahab marry? Her name is used to this day to describe a certain type of woman…..
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