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Re: Amen
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2020, 02:18:20 PM »
How about a nice little chapel in the mountains?
That's the beauty of it.  The mountains, the desert, the serenity, the communion with nature are the chapel.   I go to church every Sunday, however the pews, the organ, nor the pulpit make the chapel for me.

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There is, no doubt, communion on the trail.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2020, 03:37:31 PM »


Interestingly, the book of Psalms refers to nature as an entity that “speaks” to us as well.  So when we’re in places like the Bend maybe we’re not just observing natural beauty but actually having a conversation with it.

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Re: Amen
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2020, 08:49:23 PM »
Somebody went and built one in the desert.     

Chimneys Alcove 1 by House Made of Dawn, on Flickr

I've visited a couple of Amerind religious sites.  A buddy took me fishing on Lake Amistad and took me to one.  The view west at sundown had the sun disappearing into a canyon on the other side of the lake.  It would have been just as impressive without the lake.  I am of the opinion that the ancients had religious aesthetics that were just like ours.
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Amen
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2020, 10:39:45 PM »
Somebody went and built one in the desert.     

Chimneys Alcove 1 by House Made of Dawn, on Flickr

I've visited a couple of Amerind religious sites.  A buddy took me fishing on Lake Amistad and took me to one.  The view west at sundown had the sun disappearing into a canyon on the other side of the lake.  It would have been just as impressive without the lake.  I am of the opinion that the ancients had religious aesthetics that were just like ours.

 :great:   But with less distractions.  I guess it's a mixed blessing, but I envy them sometimes.
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2020, 05:23:18 AM »
Agreed House. The Bend is where I go to see God. He's there, waiting everytime I go. I like sitting in the mornings watching the sun rise as we speak.

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