I have a dear friend in California who is sending inspirational scripture with music and devotionals each day during this season of Advent. Today she sent a link to a song that started my day with a smile.
The song, composed in the minor key, is perfect for this season. Do you know it? The choir and soloists are superb:
“Come to set us free, come to make us your own. Come to show the way to your people, your chosen. Open our lives to the light of your promise. Come to our hearts with healing, come to our minds with power, come to us and bring us your life.”
For me, Advent is the season of Adventure – a season of reaching out to others in love while we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ child each Christmas.
I know many of my readers are people of other faiths, and I respect your right to worship the One God in your chosen way. But, I hope you feel a sense of greater love, more generous giving, and the promised peace during this holiday time of the year. I hope the drama, the stress, and the conflict are minimized in your life… and you can find JOY in the hustle and bustle of the season.
Gracious God, Be with my Word Press friends this season. Bring them JOY and PEACE. Help them live with compassion and reach out in love. In His name I pray, Amen.
Today was a perfect day to take Lucille
(Our ATV with a red head who is a Ball),
And go up into the mountains –
Up on Mt. Baldy, more than 10,000 feet tall!
Lucille is a trooper with Bob at the wheel.
TazE loves riding with us on the mountain trails.
Some of the roads are so rough, I cringe,
But I am happy to have an “Oh My!” bar instead of wails.
Going with friends makes it extra fun;
Five guys and three gals in five 4-wheelers.
The area in the Tobacco Root Mountains
Is full of rough terrain, rocks and squealers.
The views from up on top of Baldy
Are breathtaking to be sure.
The sky was a little hazy today,
But the air was clean and pure.
We were above the snow level
Where the clouds seem so close
We felt like we could touch them.
I have more pictures than I can post!
Over my right shoulder a dilapidated mine
Indicated that people once lived and worked
In this place miles from civilization –
For gold, lead, silver and copper – no one shirked.
Old mines dotted the trail as we headed down.
I wished those old beams and rocks could talk.
They would have wonderful stories to tell –
Lived through many a death and untold shocks.
On down the mountain on rocky trails,
We were careful to not tip over the edge.
The paths were narrow with no side rails –
I held TazE and tried not to look at the ledge!
We tried to stay in view of the Polaris
Traveling on the trail in our lead,
But we didn’t want to be too close
To eat his dust as he picked up speed.
That’s our Madison Valley and Ennis Lake
In the middle of this view.
As we headed back, the sun was warmer
And we wished we could share this trip with YOU!
Thank you for visiting JanBeek
Come back soon for more adventures and inspiration.