Saturday, November 30, 2013

Back to my visit in Texas

Our visit in Texas was in the city you see below!

Below, The Alamo plays a very important part of Texas history in America.

 Mexico's Independence, Texas' Revolution involving the Battle of the Alamo, the Republic of Texas, Texas' joining the United States, joining the Confederacy, and the commercial development into what it is today are just some of the history of this powerful state in America.

"The Alamo's history begins with the arrival of the Spanish explorers in the New World by the early 1500's." (The Alamo by Stephen Ortman)
Upon our visit inside, we were not allowed to take pictures of the inside due to respect for the sanctuary.

 Before our visit to The Alamo we passed by this monument called the "Cenotaph: Spirit of Sacrifice" that displayed those brave men that were involved with Texas'  development into what it is today.

This is the city hall as we passed through the town.

While we were at The Alamo we toured the gardens around it. Jane stands under a papaya tree.

The garden was really beautiful.

The shade was very welcoming to Alice and Jane on this hot August day.

No one would want to fall into this cactus patch!

Above are the six flags that have flown over Texas. Many countries wanted to claim this land for their own.

A native to Texas (we have them here in Florida too!) The armadillo is a strange sight to see, but its skin is even stranger to feel! It's tougher than leather, like feeling an automobile tire!
From Texas we headed to Louisiana!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thank You, LORD, for Your blessings!

"Overflowing with Gratitude"
Taken from Charles Stanley's Daily Bible study 11/28/13
"The meaning of Thanksgiving has changed over the years. The name was given to our national holiday dedicated to thanking GOD for His protection and provision. More recently, though, it has become synonymous with feasting, football, and family. In most homes, GOD probably isn't even mentioned. But for believers, Thanksgiving is not simply a day; it's a lifestyle. In fact, a godly person should be characterized by gratitude.
"The apostle Paul teaches how we can become people who overflow with gratefulness in any circumstance. The first step is to appreciate our relationship with Christ. He chose each believer before the foundation of the world (before creation) Ephesians 1:4 and wants us to 'walk in Him' (Col. 2:6). This means acknowledging Jesus as LORD of our life and relying on Him to empower us to obey.
"Next, we are to be firmly rooted in Him. This can happen only when we tap into His WORD and draw nourishment from It. Then we'll be like a tree whose roots reach down so deep, that even storms cannot topple it. With this foundation, we can be built up in Christ and increasingly display His character in our attitudes, conduct, and conversations.
" Finally, our faith needs to be firmly established. Then we won't fall prey to worldly philosophies and deceptions.
" Do you have a grateful spirit, or do you say 'thanks' only when things are going your way? Thankfulness in all situations is possible only when you focus on the truths and promises of GOD's WORD. As you learn to see life from His perspective and acknowledge His loving Lordship, you'll overflow with appreciation." 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Our Ventures Through New Mexico intoTexas

We crossed over into New Mexico from Arizona on our way to Texas.
The map below shows many of the cities and the particular sites only to this state.
Again, the fabulous rock formations are awesome, not just in shape but the size that pictures can't seem to display!
 Amazing how flat some of the tops are. It's as though someone took a chain saw to them!

American version of the "Road Runner." I can't believe how fast these birds can run across the terrain!

As we crossed over into Texas, I couldn't believe how many miles and miles of these huge wind generators were all over the land. The picture doesn't do it justice as to the true size of them. 

My favorite picture post card, the Long Horn Bull. Can you imagine how much more the expertise would be for bull riders if these bulls were used instead of the bulls they now use, ha! 

My next post will have the fantastic city of San Antonio and the sites we visited!

Monday, November 18, 2013

GOD's Architechural Design!

We left Nevada and went into Arizona. The postcard below shares all about this magnificent creation of GOD!

We crossed into Arizona by way of the Hoover Damn. Another wonder to look at, the canyon designed by Almighty GOD! 

You can see the bridge above. Below we are crossing over that bridge named "The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge." What a design and an accomplishment by man.  

But, when compared to this design below by our Master Designer, His design is incomprehensible! I like to name this, "A family out for a walk." It looks like a father, mother holding the hand of her child. I wonder what a psychiatrist would render about my interpretation of that "ink spot," lol!

Do scientists truly believe this tiny river really carved out this massive "crack" in the canyon? I believe it happened when the pressure of the receding waters from the flood occurred!

It took my breath away when I stood at the edge of this wonder of GOD's creation! It had just finished raining and the steam could be seen in a light fog.

Below you can see the rain falling as it moves out of this part of the canyon.

Below is the picture further to the back as the rain dissipated where we were.

Pictures can't get the 3 dimensional view of this amazing sight. The depth, breadth, and height are unexplainable by pictures. It's beyond comprehension to explain the miracle of how GOD designed our eyes to see in dimensions!
 The many different colors in the canyon rock is gorgeous; from reds to tans and whites to browns. From smooth to rough; with worn lines going horizontally as well as vertically. It's like the Master of clay models using His tools to scrap design into the clay which produces His individual design of every individual inorganic item and especially His organic design of man in His own image. (Genesis 1)  

GOD's WORD tells us in Luke 19:40, as Jesus speaks to the Pharisees, "I tell you, if they (His disciples) keep quiet, the STONES will cry out (Who I Am!)" Can you imagine the scientists of today listening to stones crying out of who Jesus is!!! I can only imagine in the New Heaven and New Earth of Revelation, that all creation (not just organic, but inorganic as well) will be giving praise to our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD!

Each rock is designed uniquely as is each human He has created in this world!
What a beautiful sight in New Mexico as we headed to Texas, our next stop! 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Architechural Designs

The hotels of Las Vegas, what major architectural designs;

as was the Towel of Babel, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and yes, even the Temple of Jerusalem. They now are in foundational ruins or no longer exists.
Man can never match the Design of Almighty God! Can you imagine how many men, construction materials, and money went into each hotel?
GOD SPOKE and everything came into existence! Did you know He spoke light into existence before He did the stars! Read the first chapter of Genesis.
Look at the ant hills in your back yard. They design the intricate tunnels and compartments for their colony, only to have to do it over time and again when their ant hill gets stepped upon or run over!

They can carry 10 times their own weight. Can you imagine a 175 pound man leisurely carrying 1,750 pounds above his head to a construction site at the top of some of those hotels when they are being built (and without any engineering assistance!)
All the more man should look to the Master Designer that makes man's designs look like ant hills!
Sad to say in man's arrogance and pride he says there is no GOD. Look at what GOD told Job in 38:4, "Where were you when I formed the foundation of the world," set the stars in the heavens, and formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed into him the breath of life (Genesis 1)!
Scientists today (in their arrogance) "want to be like GOD." The very thing that brought down Lucifer (see Ezekiel) was the very thing that brought down man in the Garden of Eden. Scientists want to tell mankind about creation, when they themselves can't agree with their own theories!  

For instance: the age of the universe. They can't truly agree due to the "probability" of everything on earth now as it is - "falling" into place with their theory of evolution in this "young of a universe." So, they keep adding their billions of years to the theory (which they can't prove to be "fact." ) Another instance: Their 'big bang theory." They now realize that not everything is going from an outward point due to galaxies colliding with others that are perpendicular!
What is more intelligible to believe: That an Intelligible (beyond our comprehension), Awesome, Almighty, Creator GOD spoke into existence the laws of this universe's thermal dynamics, or that 2 tablespoons of unintelligible super condensed matter was the cause of our existence!!!
The laws of thermal dynamics say that something can't come from nothing! Who put it there? But then the "know-it-all" scientists want to say "it was always there." What "possesses" them to believe non-intelligible matter could always exist but not a Holy GOD Who is not held to our universal laws, because He is not of His created universe.
"The fool has said in his heart, 'there is no GOD.' " Psalm 14:1
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at GOD's command  so that what is seen was not made out of what is visible." Hebrews 11:3
When I finish my "USA Trip," I'll share more
about the "Eternal past and Eternal future!" 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Las Vegas Hotels Part 4

This definitely looks like a "Mirage!" Could you ever imagine such a large hotel?

New York, New York; Stature of Liberty replica and all!

Looking below just think, "Paris, France" right here in the USA! Being so close, I couldn't get the top of the famous Eiffel tower (replica)! You can see it in the background of the Trump Hotel.

Nice design below in the Hotel Rio! Can you imagine the pent house on top!

The Hotel Stratosphere was taken from my book! I would never believe that people parachute from the top of this!!!

The Tropicana sounds like the hotel that Desi Arnes from the "I Love Lucy" show had his orchestra playing in. I'm sure, of course, it wasn't this one!

Donald's pent house is on the top of his Trump Tower!

Below is a picture of the Venetian Hotel. It may not be as tall as the other hotels, but it surely covers more land.

I like the curve in the design of the Vdara hotel below.

I tried to download my video of the Bally's
Hotel's fountain, but couldn't. I'll have to work on it! What a sight to see after dark! There's a still picture of it on my Oct. 22 post!