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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Thursday, October 27, 2005


On July 30th I married the love of my life. On August 1st I began a new job teaching at Loachapoka High School. So on October 10th-14th, during my fall break, Abby and I finally got to go on our honeymoon.
Shown below are five pictures from our honeymoon- one from each day- with a brief explanation under each picture:

On Monday we flew into Denver, Colorado, where we were supposed to catch a connecting flight to Gunnison, Colorado and then drive to our final destination- Lake City, Colorado. (We wanted to go somewhere kind of remote and neither of us had ever been to the Rocky Mountains before.) When we arrived in Denver, we found that the flight to Gunnison had been cancelled due to the snow you see in the picture above, so we ended up staying at a hotel in Denver for the first night. This was actually a blessing because it was nice to stay in the hotel and give Abby a chance to get some good rest as she had worked all through the previous night at East Alabama Medical Center. While in Denver, we tried to contact our friends who live there,Josiah and Tiffany Flamm, but unfortunately we played "phone tag" for awhile and were unable to see them.

On Tuesday we arrived at our mountain cabin at the Rocky Top Lodge. This was a wonderful little "home away from home" with everything that we could want provided for us except for food, which we bought at a little store less than a quarter mile away from the cabin. The large window you can see on the front of the cabin was directly across from the bed and through that window we could see the sun shining on Roundtop Mountain and Red Mountain as we woke up each morning.

On Wednesday we went on a boat ride on the beautiful Lake San Cristobal, just south of Lake City.

On Thursday we took a twelve mile roundtrip hike into the Rocky Mountains. The picture above is of Crystal Lake, which was five miles into the mountains from the trail-head near our cabin. There was no snow at all in Lake City and only patches of snow near our cabin, but there was very thick snow all around Crystal Lake, with some snowdrifts being about a foot deep.

On Friday we flew back home by way of Denver, pictured above from the airplane.

I truly praise God for this trip- Lake City was everything I hoped for (except we didn't get to go horseback riding). Each day in Lake City, Abby and I set apart time to honor God for the beauty of His creation around us, praising Him from the Psalms, such as the following:

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre, Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. He gives to the beast its food, {And} to the young ravens which cry. He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness. (Psalm 147:7-11 NASB)


Blogger Mimi said...

We just got back from a trip to Lake City and Creede Co. I came across your site when I was looking for Lake City photos. I was really encouraged by the rest of your Blog and was excited to see one devoted to God, theology, the Bible, and Christianity.

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Blogger DOGpreacher said...

Congratulations to y'all! Yep, I'm from texas. thought I would check you out, having seen your comments on several blogs I like.

May God bless your marriage, and your service to Him!

grateful for grace,
The DOGpreacher

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