I took this photo a few years ago on one of the back-roads when coming home from town. The skies can be so beautifully blue against the lovely green grass and these black and white cows just begged to be photographed. When I first saw it I thought it looked a lot like the Windows background- but better with cows!
This occured a few days ago when we got some unexpected rain. The winds kicked up and the temp dropped. There was even snow in the mtns. The weathermen were stunned. They said it was "lake effect weather" from Lake Tahoe (approx. 60 miles north of us) and something never seen before in our area. It was interesting to watch the rain start to come down like this.
He was a man and He was God. He came to earth poor and grew up simple. He knew what He had to do and He knew what was to come. He gave His all for me and you and did so without a qualm. He prayed in a garden before being betrayed. He asked His Father to take it all away. Then He lifted His eyes to heaven and softly said, "Your will not mine be done." They brutalized Him and humiliated Him. Throughout His death walk they taunted Him. When they raised the cross upon which He was nailed, He said, "Father forgive them, they know not what they do." For three days He was dead For three days He carried my sins For three days all who loved Him wept and tore For three days all thought Love was gone for sure. Then there appeared, an angel of God, with good news! He is here! He is alive! He is not dead! My Jesus, you came and died for me. My Jesus you are all to me! My Jesus is Alive! He is Alive! Alive!
I hope you know the Living God. If not, every church in America is ready to welcome you in this Easter Sunday. I pray you find one so that you too can know my Jesus! My Savior! The one true Living God!
We are what we have experienced in life. Our memories, our parent's influence, our community's influence, the schools we went to and the teachers we had. All of that is what makes us what we are today. Is what we learned growing up right? Is it wrong? Is some of it true? Most of it?
What I know to be true and right is the bible. According to 2 Timothy 3:15 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, ..." That means God breathed every word, every command, every instruction and He did it for us. And He meant it for training.
So next time you hear a young mother say, "I wish there was a manual for raising children!" Be sure to tell her that there is. Or when a married couple is having difficulties, tell them there is a place to go for good marital advice. When you are depressed, stressed, feeling unloved, and more there is a place to go to for instruction, comfort and peace.
I took these pictures last year when Raymond and I traveled to Oklahoma right after my grandson, Jeremiah's son Kody, was born. I thought this first picture looked best in sepia. It seemed to me a little nostalgic even the day I took it. Jeremiah took Raymond and I along the banks of the Canadian River to catfish. First we had to catch our bait so JB showed Ray how to throw the bait net. Then they baited up a couple of poles and tossed them out. It was a windy day so there weren't many bites but Jeremiah did catch one nice cat that he cooked up for us for dinner. Wow! That was some good stuff! Funny thing is I didn't have a livense and he wanted me to fish but I said, no better not. He said "No one ever comes out here!" When we were done and leaving, we walked over the bank to his truck and here down the little dirt road rolls a Fish and Game Ranger. He stopped and asked us some questions, like were you all fishing? I said no and Raymond said yes and to that he replied, "I know. I've been watching you." Whew! I don't know what the fine is in OK for fishing without a license but in Calif. it's pretty steep and I'm really glad I didn't have to add that to my travel costs! We had a great time and I'm looking forward to getting back out there to visit them again and do the Okie things like go to "The Walmart" and fish for cats.
Don Pedro Lake- Beautiful Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, California, United States
This is a place where I can share my faith in God, my photographs and the beautiful place that I live with my son.
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Lake Don Pedro is located in the Sierra foothills of California, 45 minutes east of Modesto, 40 minutes south of Sonora and 40 minutes north of Merced. It stradles Mariposa and Tuolumne County in the unincorporated areas of La Grange and Coulterville. Minutes from two recreational lakes, Lake Don Pedro and Lake McClure,for summer water sports, and a short drive to the historic gold rush town of Jamestown and Yosemite National Park. There is much to do here including swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, houseboating, sailing, fishing, lakeside camping, hiking, climbing, horseback riding and some great shops and restaurants to visit.
Above the Fog of the Central Valley and Below the Snows of the Sierras