Picture Post & A Healing Verse

12-12-18 7 19 am

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!  I am so glad it’s Friday!  It has been a stressful week.  I want to share a few photos I took with my phone.  The one above is from two days ago on 12-12-18 at 7:19 a.m. Mountain Time.  Such a clear crisp sunrise that morning with some fluffy clouds right over our house.  We sit at 6,115 feet and sometimes it’s like we are in the clouds when the storm fronts come through from the Rockies.  I also want to share a simple verse that encouraged my heart yesterday.

“A cheerful heart is good


but a crushed spirit dries

up the bones.”

Proverbs 17:22

That verse encouraged me because a cheerful heart brings healing to our bodies.  That is incredible!  Likewise, a crushed spirit hurts our bodies.  I have experienced both and both are true!  This is one more amazing weapon in my fight against Celiac Disease and I asked the Lord yesterday to give me a cheerful heart and heal me.  I pray you do the same!  Whatever might be ailing you, I ask the Lord to bless you with a heart full of cheer and ask Him to pour out His healing on you, in the Name of Jesus, amen!

With that in mind, here are some more photos for your enjoyment and encouragement!

This photo is of Long’s Peak.  I snapped it on November 27th at 12:59 p.m. in the parking lot of the organic grocery store we go to in town.  That portion of the Rockies is in Rocky Mountain National Park and at the base of Long’s sits the town of Estes Park.  That is where the YMCA is that I worked at in 1998 (and where my friend Bill fell back in the Holy Spirit).  Long’s Peak is 14,259 feet tall and it is one of the highest, coolest, and deadliest mountains in the world.  My friends from the YMCA and I climbed Long’s and stood on top of the summit that summer.  It was amazing!  P.S. There are even people who climb it in the winter when it looks like that!

Long's Peak from town

Here is a photo from last night at 5:10 p.m. Mountain.  My daughter had a choir performance at school and I was driving over there at sunset.  I snapped this sitting at a red light.

Sunset 12-13-18

These are photos I took of our Downtown Mainstreet area back on November 28th at 8 p.m.  They always decorate the park and the street with beautiful lights!  In the first two below I am sitting in the left turn lane waiting to turn onto Mainstreet.  That’s the old giant cottonwood tree they always light up big time.

Big tree 1

Big tree 2


Here is Mainstreet.  I love how they light up the trees and the gazebo in the park at Christmas!  We love walking up and down Mainstreet.  There is a little frozen yogurt place our kids love down there too.  The area used to be a train station back in the wild west days, which over the years was beautifully updated into a thriving downtown.  The old station building (big building on the left in the 3rd picture below) was kept historic and it has a lot of character and charm.  Welcome to our town!

Mainstreet 1

Mainstreet 2

Mainstreet 7

Mainstreet 4

Mainstreet 5

Mainstreet 6

Have an encouraging and blessed Friday and weekend everyone!  May the Lord bless you with a cheerful heart at Christmas and throughout the year!

Grace and peace to you all and Merry Christmas!




Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

29 thoughts on “Picture Post & A Healing Verse”

  1. Beautiful photos, Ryan! Love the one of Long’s Peak. My husband rode his bicycle from the very bottom to the very top of that peak several years ago.. and made it look easy! God bless.

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    1. Thanks Dee! That’s cool. Do you mean Pike’s Peak? Pike’s is the 14,115 foot mountain down south in Colorado Springs that you can ride a bike or drive a car to the top. Long’s Peak is way too inaccessible and gnarly. No roads to the top. Just deadly climbing routes. There is Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, which goes up to 12,000 feet at its highest point. People can drive or ride a bike through the entire National park on that road, but it steers clear of Long’s. I drove to the top of Pike’s Peak with my friend’s family when I was a kid. They even have a racing event called the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb where they race “Fast and Furious” type cars up the mountain. People love cycling and running up to the summit of Pike’s too. If you guys ever visit Colorado again, come see us! God bless!

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      1. You know, I do have it wrong. He rode up Mt. Evans. And made it look easy. We’ve been up Pike’s Peak also, in a car. And have seen the racing events on TV. Pretty scary! He also wants to ride his bike up Pike’s now that it’s paved. We just have to figure out when it will be the least amount of traffic first. Whenever we do make it up there, I’ll definitely let you know. It would be great to actually meet you and your family!

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      2. Cool! I still haven’t been up Mt. Evans. Yeah, Pike’s is cool. That’s the one we see from our house. Looking at it right now as a matter of fact. It’s a beautiful crisp blue sky day today. Looking forward to your visit someday! 🤙

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    1. Amen, I love Proverbs! Thanks, it’s a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (I’m an Android and PC guy). I even drove away with it on the hood of my truck once and it fell off bouncing down the road. It’s a bit beat up, but it still works great! 🙂 God bless!

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  2. Beautiful pictures, Ryan, all of them…your sunrise, sunset, Long’s was so clear and crisp, and Parker in lights, so festive. Your cheerful post and proverb was perfect timing for me…I was feeling a little down this morning and your greeting was encouraging & made me feel much happier. Blessings always to you, Ry.

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