Life Verse:

"...I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." -- JESUS in John 10:10

Saturday, January 19, 2008

C.O.M.E. #3 - Mountain Creek & SNOW!!!

Hike: Confederate Memorial Park, Mountain Creek, January.19.2008, C.O.M.E. #3, 09:15-11:15
Distance: 4 miles (credit - probably not quite that much - stopped lots for pictures)
Rating: 5/5 (that's as high as I can give... was probably a 6 at least!)
Difficulty: Easy
Conditions: SNOWING! About 1-3 inches of accumulation in the park. Temps hovering in mid to low 30's. A few other "hardy souls" were in the park admiring GOD's handiwork.
Expedition #3 was scheduled for Lanark in Millbrook but they were closed for weather. GOD, YOU had this all worked out though. Mountain Creek received a much better snowfall than Prattville or Millbrook. To say that the area was beautiful would not adequately describe it. The tranquility, peace, quietness, softness, and pristine beauty of the snow blanketed forest is something you must appreciate for yourself. Emily, Jonny, Martha, & Nathan joined me for this Expedition. This was one of those life-memory-making events. Message for tomorrow morning is "Snow & Frost" from Psalm 147. I love YOU, LORD.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mountain Creek Hike

Hike: Mountain Creek 1/12/2008 09:15-11:00
Distance: ~4 miles
Rating: 5/5
Difficulty: Easy
Conditions: Sunny. High cirrus clouds, cool temps.
Thoughts/Observations: Many birds audible today. Beautiful small woodpecker - Hairy or Downy, sometimes confuse them - need to consult Field Guide. Psalm 121 really spoke to my heart today. I asked YOU to confirm YOUR call in this area of ministry to me. I believe Psalm 121 was YOUR answer! Thank YOU LORD.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Icicles on the Trail!

Hike: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail - South Loop, 1/5/2008, 09:00-11:00
Distance: 3+ miles
Rating: 4/5
Difficulty: Moderate
Conditions: Cool. Temps high 30's to 50's. Light breeze. Sunny. All leaves and some pine needles down. Trails covered by leaves in many spots making footing difficult at times.
Thoughts/Observations: Cool but comfortable hike. Not much wildlife observed today. Very nice icicles on one of the boulders.
I love YOU, LORD, with all that I am. Please forgive my sins. Speak to my heart.