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Sinnin' on Sunday
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Bluebird    Posted 04-24-2001 at 17:33:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been reading with interest the postings of pros and cons on attending church on Sunday or going fishing and I have to say both sides have very good points! I enjoy the fellowship I find in the church with other like believers but I have also been "burned out" at times, just as you do in your jobs, and needed a day out in the wilds where I could enjoy God's creation. Yes, you can feel His presence in both places. You can also carry it with you at all times. You don't have to be "in church" to talk to Him or to get answers but it sure is lonesome trying to fellowship with yourself while in human form! That's all my preaching for today - I'm gone!

MikeH-Tx    Posted 04-26-2001 at 17:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen, bro.

I am a firm believer that there are 100 different organized religions that each believe the other 99 are wrong. I happen to believe they all are right!

If God doesn't appreciate someone who appreciates his wide open creation, then something is wrong, wrong, wrong.

btw, I have been to Datil many times, as I drive from Texas to my favorite spot in the whole world, the White Mountains of Northern Arizona. Pretty place (Datil AND Arizona), where you can understand the magesty of creation.

magpie    Posted 04-24-2001 at 21:00:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good post Bluebird,As a fellow christian I believe you described my feelings to a T. What part of New Mexico are you at? My wife has a sister at Hillsboro.

Bluebird    Posted 04-24-2001 at 21:21:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yep, know where Hillsboro is! We are in a very sparsely settled part of the western part of N.M., 20 miles SW of a little place called Datil that boasts a cafe/gas station/convenience store, two churches, a post office, and a blinking traffic light to let you know you are passing through Datil! I gather you are in Canada? We were given the biggest apple I EVER saw when we came up that way! Never see 'em in stores here like that!

Magpie    Posted 04-25-2001 at 08:42:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ilooked up Datil on tne atlas, you must be pretty high altitude the continental divide kind of curves around you there. By golly! Ill bet thats beautiful country. When you say sparcely populated I get interested in the area. I have never been to New Mexico, I spent a couple summers on a ranch near Burns Oregon when I was a teen. I really like the dry country,smell of sage, and dry air, makes you feel so good. Someday we hope to make a trip through the southwest.

Bluebird    Posted 04-25-2001 at 09:41:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, we are at 7200 ft. but not quite at the Divide as it does curve around us here. We cross it going either west or south from us. It IS pretty country. We are in the lower mountains with the plains to the east and west of our mountains, and high mountains (Ponderosa Pine) to the south/southwest. Here we have pinon, juniper, sage, rabbit brush and buffalo grass. This is ranching country where we are. It is a dry state but, when we do get moisture, it is SO pretty! We have lots of colors anytime, though - it isn't just brown and arid. If you ever get down our way, you will have to put the White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns on your agenda! You won't regret it!

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