Life Verse:

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

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quote of the Day - 02/20/2014

”People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.” 

- George Orwell

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quote of the Day - 02/11/2014

"A person who is not inwardly prepared for the use of violence against him, is always weaker than the person committing the violence."

 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1974

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Everything is Beautiful in its Time -- Swayback Hike 2/1/2014

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
Eccl 3:10-11 (NKJV)

Hike: Swayback Bridge Trail of Legends, Sat. 2/1/2014, 13:45-15:45CST
Distance: 5.5 miles  Rating: 4/5
Difficulty: Easy
Conditions:  Partly cloudy; calm; mid 60s.  Trails wet and muddy from recent winter storm but all areas passable.  Several vehicles at the trail head.  Encountered 4 other hikers, 6 trail runners, and several mountain bikers.


An unusual afternoon hike for me.  I am a "morning person" and normally prefer to get on the trails as early as possible.  Zac had a K-Laser treatment this morning, so hiking had to wait until after lunch.

I was surprised at the number of other hikers (4) and trail runners (6) that I encountered -- most in a single day.  Perhaps these trails are getting more popular with hikers/runners too...

The ubiquitous passerines were flitting about the canopy and forest floor.  Bird song was a beautiful companion along the trail.  No deer or squirrels observed today. 

Seeing the forest highlighted with the western sun was a bit novel.  Winter-time in Dixie produces open forest vistas.  One can see into and through the forest to little coves and secret spots that are hidden other times of the year.  It is always a treat.

Thank YOU, LORD, for the beauty of YOUR Creation.