The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Rocky Mountain High, part deux

The last time I was in Colorado was over 30 years ago. In 1976, our church youth group from Dallas, TX spent 2 weeks at a "stress camp" similar to Outward Bound. We worked, we hiked, we learned about all aspects of backpacking and rock climbing, but more importantly, we grew together and learned about teamwork and cooperation.
One thing we did together was memorize Psalm 121, and I think of it every time I am in the mountains.

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

On this Independence Day, I am thankful for our nation and our freedoms.
Let us never forget the Source of all that we have.

I hope your day is safe and festive!

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