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.”
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!