broken ankle, cycling, Mountain biking

52 weekends ago this Saturday.

A year ago this weekend I broke my right ankle on what was a great mountain bike ride.

Today, Robert Middlemore and I decided to ride that same section of trail this morning.

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Robert was the hero that day when he drove me out of the woods in the four wheel drive.

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This is the spot where I ran into another buddy’s back tire and freakeshly broke the ankle.

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Kind of a personal victory for me to re ride this section one year from the accident.

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outdoors, Prescott

ROCKS THAT TALK

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Just about 30 minutes from the house I came across these petroglyphs in a canyon from the
Sinagua tribes that used to live in this area approximately 1000 years ago.

 

A petroglyph is a rock engraving made by pecking the surface with a harder stone. Some
are abraded or rubbed, some are scratched or incised into the rock and some have
cross hatched textures that are chiseled across the surface.

The Sinagua were a pre-Columbian cultural group occupying an area in central Arizona between the Little Colorado River and the Salt River (between Flagstaff and Phoenix) including the Verde Valley and significant portions of the Mogollon Rim country between approximately 500 AD and 1425 AD. Some archaeologists have referred to the Sinagua as the Western Anasazi.

 

 

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If you have the interpretation please give me a call.

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church family, Life Goals, Ministry, outdoors, rivers

COLORADO RIVER CATHEDRAL WEDDING

I just received an  invitation last night to officiate the wedding of two very amazing young people.

Kyle and Kristin will start the journey together this September when they covenant together in marriage.

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I have performed many weddings in the past 30 years but this wedding is going to be a amazing!

Kyle’s father is a river guide on the Colorado River and we will have the wedding in the Colorado river Cathedral. Wow, can’t wait for this ceremony.

Kyle just completed his Wild Land Certification test as a EMT this week.

I love being a pastor. I get to see so many people suceed in their life mission.

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glen canyon map

I have done the lower section of the Colorado in 08′ and 09′ so this upper trip is goin to be be a real nice gift.

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This is one of the most amazing places on the planet. – Why not get married there.

Good choice Kyle and Kristin!

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Ministry

WILDWOOD FOREST VBS – in Prescott.

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Tonight I went to see our summer ministry Vacation Bible School children’s ministry at the church.

So cool to see a campus of excited kids loving God and having TOO MUCH FUN!.

Here is what the kids are learning this week at VBS.

Wildwood Forest is a rotation based program.  Your child will visit different stations and experience the many facets of God’s character through Bible stories, challenging games, memorable crafts, tasty snacks and a whole lot more.  Following are the themes for each evening.

Evening 1 – God Is Undefeatable

Our Bible story is A Wild Battle – Gideon’s Fight (Judges 7: 1-8, 16-22)

Our Bible verse is It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s. (1 Samuel 17:47)

Evening 2 – God is Unmatchable

Our Bible story is A Wild Stand – The Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3:1-29)

Our Bible verse is How awesome is the Lord Most High. The great King over all the earth! (Psalm 47:2)

Evening 3 – God is Uncontainable

Our Bible story is A Wild Rescue – Paul and Silas’s Night in Prison (Acts 16: 6-34)

Our Bible verse is Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)

Evening 4 – God is Unpredictable

Our Bible Story is A Wild Encounter – Elijah Meets God in a Whisper (1 Kings 19:9 -18)

Our Bible verse is Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)

Evening 5 – God is Unforgettable

Our Bible story is A Wild Love – The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12)

Our Bible verse is And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. (1John 4:14)

Here are some pics of  WILDWOOD FOREST 09′.

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A HUGE THANKS to Carrie and Adam Arnold and their team of workers for a great VBS this year – you guys absolutely rock!

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church farm

FOOD GIVE AWAY

This Thursday and Saturday was the first days of giving the harvest away through Church Farm and the many other gardens in the city of Prescott.

This initial give away was small but many stopped by to see the event anf receive food for their table.

Thomas Arnold has worked very hard with his team of farmers to get this going.

I cannot wait to see what happens when the fall harvest is in.

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There is something really rewarding about seeing food giving away that you watched grow.

Great job guys.

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outdoors

Before Us.

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Stopped by to visit Montezuma’s Well just 45 minutes from our home and just had to post some pics of the nieghborhood that has been around for a while.

Native peoples started living in the region about 2000 years ago. The Verde River and Beaver Creek — two principle waterways in the Verde Valley — ebb and flow as the seasons change. So it was with native peoples. They arrived, lived and cultivated, then after several hundred years seemingly vanished overnight.

Archeologists suspect that the first permanent settlers in the valley were the Hohokam, a Pima word for “all used up.” These resourceful farmers arrived in the area around 600 AD and lived in one-room houses made of poles, sticks and mud.

 

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a 1,000 year old irrigation ditch that is still in use by local residents today!

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