Do you know this cemetery exists? I found it searching for cemeteries near Rome. Italian Cypress, Roman Umbrella pines and hedges outline the area. There are 7,861 American graves in ten sections covering 77 acres in Anzio/Nettuno south of Rome on the coast. It was founded two days after the Anzio landing on January 24, … Continue reading Sicily/Rome American Cemetery
Along the Taylor River Valley near Almont are multiple hikes, IF you can find the trailheads. Each of the campgrounds has a hike and a parking area. The hike we choose was Doctor’s Meadow or Park. This is a popular mountain bike trail so be careful and pay attention to bikes on corners. We began the climb at … Continue reading Turn Around
“And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.”” I Kings 18:41 NIV Our longest hike was to the town of Montefalco, Umbria. Montefalco is visible anywhere in the Umbrian Valley because of its location. The first settlers were named Umbri and Romans, Lombards, local merchants, later ruled it. Then … Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away….
“You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.” Matthew 12:24 Eighteen of us loaded on a bus that took a windy scenic road to a small hamlet, population 6,500, Gualdo Cattaneo on the west side of the valley. Our first hike started … Continue reading Adventure: Accidents, Vipers and Wild Boars?
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;he does great things beyond our understanding.He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth, ’and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour. So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor. Job 37:5-7 NIV Snow season means exchanging my walking shoes for snowshoes … Continue reading Disappointment and Change
Job 38: 25-27 “Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert, to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?” (NIV) Hiking friends meet new friends hiking. Two ladies who had never met talked for two … Continue reading Lost and Tired on New Path
How do you react when such beauty was built by slavery?
“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.” I Timothy … Continue reading Contemplation
“Go back into the Jordan riverbed to the covenant chest of the Eternal your God, and each carry a stone upon your shoulder, (twelve stones for the twelve tribes of the Israelites) so that we may build a memorial of this day. Someday when your children ask you, “Why are these stones piled up here?” you will tell … Continue reading Cairns: Stones of Remembrance
Vail, Central Colorado Isaiah 55:10-11 “Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll … Continue reading Adversity and snow shoes