This past week Sam and I lived a lifetime.
Well not really, of course...
... but we visited places and saw people that we hadn't seen in a LONG time.
Most of the week was spent in Oklahoma.
(That's the only light in town - it's red and it's always flashing.)
The picture on the left was taken deep down in Red Rock Canyon.
A lot of people come to camp down there - and a lot of them do some rappelling from the cliffs.
On the right is 'The Revolving Rock'. It rotates completely every twenty-four hours.
Sam told me about that when we were dating, and I believed him....
... because it's true!
This picture on the left shows that even old ladies can swing.
The picture on the right shows you the terrain on the way to Gould.
Yes, the wind DOES come sweeping down the plain.
(No, that's not a tornado in the distance, that's a shadow - or glare - or something - from my camera.)
The picture to the left is the downtown of beloved Gould.
(It's true: beauty IS in the eye of the beholder.)
Here Sam is standing by the Gould school memorial. It's part of the community memorial.
You can read some names here - that you might recognize.
These next pictures are of this community/school memorial... (and the 'cornerstone' of the Baptist church there).
I do believe some of the best people
on earth are from southwest Oklahoma (well, those that aren't from Mission, TX).
And I'm glad I married one.
There's more to share ... about Friday night and "Soul Shake", and then Saturday at Canton Trades Day (something that I couldn't believe (stay tuned!)), but I will leave all of that for another post.
(I know that your attention span is just so long.)
Oh, and I will soon blog about some snazzy prison recipes!
Before I go I have 2 (two) requests:
Please vote on my new poll (upper right).
And please go to this site and vote for Jackson!!!! He is a delight... and he is promoting one of my most favorite things: Dr. Pepper. (He's the third one down, called "Alive at Five.")(You vote for him by leaving a comment.... I wrote: "No. 3 - JACKSON!!")
I'll leave you with one of most wonderful Bible passages that I've been memorizing lately. (I have found that memorizing Scripture is a GREAT anecdote for worry (which I can be a master at, sad to say.)
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened
in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you,
the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
That power is the same as the mighty strength
he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.
See you next time!