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Charter for Compassion

I am continuing to grow and constantly see the beauty in all things. I am a flawed human and I do make mistakes, but each day I try harder to overcome them. The past few years and even more so the last year I have noticed such an increase in hatred, anger and violence. I have been asking myself the past six months ‘where is the compassion?’ ‘why aren’t people compassionate anymore?’ ‘where is the love?’

I have been trying really hard on Facebook and Twitter not to say or share anything that is considered mean or hateful. I know have failed in some instances, especially when it has come to politics and certain people in the political sphere, but each day I make a conscious decision not to go that route and slowly I am getting there.

Do you believe in synchronicity. I definitely do and today was a great example. Today I watched Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday with Karen Armstrong (if you haven’t ready any of her books, definitely go to the library and start reading, she is a wealth of information when it comes to religion) and it was about compassion. The whole hour was about what I have been asking for the past six or so month.

So today I made a commitment to be more passionate and compassionate. I vow to do better at treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect. I also realize that I have harbored hatred by disparaging others, especially those in the political arena, and I really feel that this is a denial of their common humanity. From now on, especially in my Facebook feed, if I feel anyone is going against this charter I will no longer keep their feed in my stream. I also will work harder to portray compassion to all. I hope you will join me!



The best idea humanity has ever had…

The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national differences. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule around the world.

The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.

The text of the Charter for Compassion:

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.


If you represent an institution, organization, or community interested in signing the Charter, please visit the Charter for Compassion web site. For Individuals sign below.


Are You Grateful?

When tend to run around like mad people, whether it be running children around, doing errands, cleaning house, getting meals prepared, even volunteering or working a full or part-time job plus doing the aforementioned. Then we usually add to that some sort of drama of the day, and our way to respond to it is throw up our hands, plod on through putting out those fires, and don’t stop to breath until we get into bed. And that might just be a maybe, if you are like me you play over and over again in your head things that happened that day or even last week and usually they are should have, could have, would haves. It is really hard for us to stop for just a moment to breath and rest.

I was one of those that just let my day drive my life, now my life drives my day. One thing I started doing that has been a big help is playing an audiobook before bed. I have the Audible app on my iPhone and iPad and there is a sleep timer which I set for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes if I am still awake I reach over and restart it. I have yet to still be awake after the second set. Listening to the book keeps my mind from being busy and constantly chattering – monkey mind is what I like to call it. Now in the mornings I feel more restful.

The next biggest thing I started doing was a gratitude journal. I bought this lovely Studio Oh Deconstruct Journal from Amazon which has the lovely art work of Katie Daisy who is truly amazing.


I went ahead and started decorating the inside page


Just a little something to make me feel good while I’m using it.

So now at some point during the day, I stop a moment, take a deep breath and be thankful for five things. If I have the time at the moment I put it in my journal, if not I wait until later that evening when everything is quite. It takes me some time because I like to decorate and use different inks and letterings, but you don’t have to, just write your grateful things in list format. I know how hard it is during the busyness of your life to stop a moment for yourself and be grateful, but the important thing is to take those few minutes to breathe, gather your thoughts and be thankful. You will notice a big difference in your life. I know I do.


Namaste! Hugs!

Ginger Peach Jam

This post is part of Faith Filled Foods for Moms Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party which I’m proud to be part of.

This Ginger Peach Jam came out really delicious. A dear sweet friend of mine asked me if I would make it into a tutorial so I did and here it is. Just for you Terry – a thanks for all the shortbread recipes you sent me. If you want a jar to try let me know and we’ll get together.

I am not new to canning but I never made this jam before. I found the recipe for the Ginger Peach Jam with Liquid Pectin on the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

You will need 4 1/2 Cups crushed Peaches (about 3 1/2 pounds of peaches).
1/4 Cup of Lemon Juice
1 or 2 ounces of Candied Ginger
7 Cups of Sugar (I did not use 7 cups – we don’t like overly sweet things so I tasted after adding each batch.)
1 pouch of Liquid Pectin (not in this picture)


My Mom bought me the scale to weigh my yarn as it does grams and pounds – it has been the best gift ever, I use it all the time.

Canning utensils that I use.

My water bath canner and wire rack, pot in which the peaches will cook, another pot with hot water for the rings and lids (do not boil the lids it can ruin them), funnel, pectin, bubble remover (it is a long thin piece of plastic, pictured below), jar lifter.

Inside the canner are my jars and the canner is filled with hot water. I first place my jars in the dishwasher and wash them. While they are hot I place in my canner which is filled with hot water, and I start the water to boil while I’m preparing the peaches. It needs to be boiling after I put my filled jars in and the jars need to be hot so they don’t crack/break when putting in the jam so I find heating and sterilizing the jars in one step helps.

Between these two things using the kettle for boiling water is a big help so if you have an electric or stove top kettle use it. This sure saves time.

Set up a water bath to peel the peaches.

Fill one pot with boiling hot water and another with cold water. Dip the peaches in the hot and then the cold for easier peeling. I also had an extra bowl nearby to put my discards in for our compost. Then take out pit and stems and slice up, putting into a bowl and mash with a potato masher, then place the mashed peaches into a large measuring cup, I have a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cus. I did this in stages so I didn’t have to many peaches cut up.

Now places peaches in your pot, add the sugar, and stir.


Then add your candied ginger.

Grab a nice chair and a book or magazines.

My step-stool that has been with me for years and has served me well :-)

My step-stool that has been with me for years and has served me well :-)












Bring to a rolling boil for one minute. The whole top should have bubbles.

Peaches boiling

Peaches boiling









It is starting in the picture above. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would, but you’ll still need the chair for when your jars are in the canner.

When the peaches first started on the stove I did this…


Cleaned up the mess and washed the dishes. See the candied ginger on the counter LOL I had a hard time not eating all the ginger in the canister so I put a few out for me to nibble on and quickly placed the canister in my spice cupboard. YUM!!! Something about the bite of the ginger and the candied part – kind of like Bailey’s Irish Creme – I love the hint of whiskey and the smoothness of the cream. LOL.

After the peaches have boiled for one minute take off the stove and add in your pectin and stir. Skim the top (I read you can put pats of butter on top and this will take care of the skimming but I have never tried it). Take your jars out of the canner using your jar grabber, tilting to remove any water inside, and place your canning wire so it hangs off the top of the canner (the jag in the handles are designed for this).

Place funnel in jar and scoop jam into jars leaving a 1/4″ head space (the space between jam and jar top.


Remove funnel and wipe jar top.

Remove funnel and wipe jar top.









Use your bubble remover and slide down edge of jar doing this all around to remove the bubbles.

Use your bubble remover and slide down edge of jar doing this all around to remove the bubbles.









Put on lid and ring, do not over tighten.

Put on lid and ring, do not over tighten.









Place jar in your wire rack. Repeat this process until either you have filled your wire rack or your jam is finished. I ended up doing this in two batches.

Using your jar lifter and some other tool – I used a spatula – to bring your wire rack into your canner.



Put lid on canner and check every once in a while to see if it is a full rolling boil. Boil according to your altitude, I boiled them for 10 minutes. See recipe link above.

This is where your chair and book/mag comes in handy.

When you are done boiling, user your jar lifter and another tool to grab the handles (you can see them folded over in the above photo) and lift out of the water or hang the handles on the side of your canner. Take out one jar at a time and place on a counter, about 1 or 2 inches apart. Do not put in drafty areas as you don’t want the glass to chill to quickly.

Now be real quiet shshshsh listen – ping, ping, pop the jar are cooling, listen for that noise – I love it. Let sit for 12-24 hours. See if sealed by pushing down on lid, it should not give, it should be nice and strong and not move. You can remove the bands now. Wipe jars, label and put away.

I ended up doing it in two batches which meant I had to reheat the jam, new jars and lids, and do the process again.



9 pints of Ginger Peach Jam goodness. If you have a little extra you can just place in a bowl and refrigerate instead of using another canning jar.






I'm Imperfect and I'm Enough

Five weeks ago I started an Oprah Lifeclass based on Brene Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. It has been an extraordinary journey and one that has truly opened my eyes. Along with the readings we do lessons and a journal using multi-media crafts.

To be able to say ‘YES I am imperfect, but that is okay,’ has been truly freeing. To realize that I am me and accept me the way I am, and not as you expect me to be, is so liberating. One of our assignments has been to cultivate self-compassion by letting go of our imperfections.

Here are two of my journal pages for that week:

Gifts of Imperfection Week 3

Gifts of Imperfection Week 3


This has been a truly spiritual journey. I leave you with words from Dr. Kristen Neff “self-compassion has three elements: self kindness, common humanity and mindfulness.”


Nokia Lumia 1020 A Camera with a Phone or a Phone with a Camera


Nokia Lumia 1020*


A 41 MP Nokia phone was announced today by Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop in New York City. Noticeable on stage were the colors worn by Elop, Juha Alakarhu and Kristina Bjorknas – black, yellow and white are the new phone colors.

The specs for this new 6 lens camera/phone are:**

Runs on Windows 8 phone OS.
HERE Global maps and HERE drive – no need to be connected to WiFi
2 GB Ram, 32 GB internal memory, with 7 GB SkyDrive Cloud storage – free.
1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.
2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover.
Front facing camera HD 1.2 MP wide angle
Display has 4.5″ Amoled WXGA (1280×768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen.

The phone’s camera has some really nice features, including the claim of reinventing the zoom. While looking at the zoomed in photo you can change the orientation for the picture. As shown the camera was able to zoom in really tight into a stack of hay and find the needle hidden within.

There is real-time feedback via the viewfinder, so when you change settings like exposure or focus, you can see how it will affect the photo before taking the picture. In other words you can chose what to focus on, background or foreground and see changes in preview picture. As shown during the presentation you can take a picture of a flower with someone standing in the background, you can chose to focus on on the flower and make the person blurry or focus on the person and make the flower blurry.

HERE maps is a nice feature where you can search for a coffee shop (or whatever else you want to search for) hold the phone up like you are going to take a picture and flags of all the coffee shops will appear and change as you move direction, either removing them and adding new ones.

A Software Development Kit (SDK) available.

During the presentation I kept wondering if this was a camera with a phone or a phone with a camera? The whole presentation focused on the phones camera abilities and nothing about how the phone actually functions.

The phone will be available July 16th for 299.99 with a 2-year agreement with AT&T. Which for me, and I am sure a lot of people, will be a problem, as AT&T service is very spotty. Even in Cary NC with a high population there are developments where you cannot get their service. In San Diego and Los Angeles California there are many dead areas which is extremely frustrating. Running Windows 8 is also another reason I won’t be buying this phone – if it was a Google or iPhone I would consider it, but not until others had used it first. Why? There was really no discussion on the phone aspect of the Lumia 1020 and this worries me. I have a wonderful Canon DSLR that I use for my professional photography and using my cellphone is not an option, as for me the screen is way to small to even consider. For being at parties or with family I don’t mind taking a cellphone photo but again, not for my professional photos.

It was interesting when an audience members asked what features compete with the iPhone besides the camera the first thing stated was the Windows phone 8, then control screen wireless charging through attachment shell.

The attachment shell is a nice feature to have the wireless charging. The Nokia Camera Grip will be able to hold a tripod, battery built into the shell, and 2 shutter control besides using it one-handed.

* Picture courtesy of Nokia.com

**Nokia Press Release

Re-entering the Writing World

It's a little dusty around here

It’s a little dusty around here

Please excuse me while I clean up, it has been a long time and I am coming back. I let the wrong things in life interfere with what I am truly passionate about and love deeply – writing and history (genealogy). I realized the other day that I need to do what I love and to never, ever have any regrets any time in my life with what I should have or could have done. This was brought to the forefront the other day when a friend of mine died suddenly and so very unexpectedly, she was only 51 years old.

I started getting my life in order and I began with organization, by getting back to GTD (Getting Things Done by David Allen). While on Google+ getting some wonderful productivity tips I ran across Craig Jarrow who was starting a group for July’s NaNoWriMo Camp. If you remember I did NaNoWriMo in October of 2011 and nearly finished my novel. Unfortunately there is sat never to be opened again. I let life and drama get in my way. NO MORE.

Another thing I did to get things going in the right direction is I formally opened a business called Digging Up Your Roots. I hired a graphic designer to design my logo and help me with a creative tagline (we are in the final phases and I should have that soon). I started another blog for the business and I am incorporating some things into it and am waiting on the final logo. I hope to be running live in two weeks but no later than the 31st of July.

I am committed to writing every day. It might not be on my book, but it could be for one of my blogs. Which is another thing I am adamant about, keeping my blogs up-to-date and not letting them get behind. I am passionate about writing and politics is on of those things I am very passionate about. Really, just look at my Facebook page if you don’t believe me.

So excuse me while I blow the dust off, clean up a bit, and get going with what my heart truly desires…


The World In Which We Live In

Things like this video drive me crazy. Can you imagine what those children must absorb from those adults? For me, this is akin to teaching hatred.

The video this was linked to is no longer available. Thank goodness!! I quick recap though – it was a boy about 6 or 7 years old singing “Ain’t no homo going to make it to heaven.” In church no less.

I am not new to Christianity, if there is such a thing I have been a Christian geek all my life. At one point wanting to become a minister. That is a story for another time.

I backed away from my Christian roots many years ago, but recently have come back to them. One of the things I focused on while looking for a new church to call home, was if they accepted the LGBT community. In my eyes if a church accepts LGBT then they are truly a loving, caring church and that is one I wanted to belong to.

I am sick and tired of so called Christians judging one another, judging non-Christians, and just plain judging. It is not necessarily the whole church, or the whole denomination, it can be just one or two that ruin the whole bunch. You know, one bad apple and all that.

After the video they scroll the verse of 1 Corinthians 6:9 & 10, which mentions effeminate, and in some versions homosexual.

Well I decided to take a look at that verse. First I checked out the Luther Bible printed in German 1910, and found instead the word used means weakling in German. Another word used Knabenschänder means boy molester, not homosexual. So in Germany these verses have totally different meaning. In my NRSV it uses sodomites, which is a Greek word (arsenokoitai) that Paul may have coined and was used for the first time here, according to my Harper Collins Study Bible.

How do we really know what Paul meant exactly?

My KJ says effeminate, but does not mention homosexuals, on the other hand the Amplified, New American Standard, and the New International all use the word homosexual. The word homosexual was not in use until he late 19th century so how it can find its way into the Bible is beyond me.

Now I am by no means an etymologist nor am I a linguistic, but I love to see original words and what their context was to that time frame.

I know a few boys and men who are effeminate, but they are not homosexual, so are you going to tell me God is going to cast them out also? No, I don’t believe so. Is God really going to give up on weaklings, especially when he said the meek will inherit the earth? No, I don’t believe so. I believe my God is a just God, but also a loving God. One in which Jesus said two important commandants law and prophets hang on:

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40

I believe words get mistranslated, or misquoted and the original word is much different then what is used in some translations.

I believe my God is a loving God!


Aurora Colorado Shooting So Sad

It was a tragic end to a wonderful evening where family and friends had planned to go the midnight screening of Batman The Dark Knight Rises. Many were gunned down by 24 year old James Holmes, who was dressed in body armor and a gas mask, at the Century 16 Cinema. Last count was 58 people hurt and 12 killed.

Many are questioning how and why something like this can happen. Some ask ‘where is God in all this?’ ‘How can he let people suffer.’ I don’t have answers, but I know an answer dropped in my email that day. Actually two emails, both from Chris Sigfrids, Senior Online Marketing Manager at WestBrook Multnomah. He quickly heard about the tragedy from his wife, as he was leaving his house for work. On the way to work he heard the rest of the story on the car radio. He, like most of us had questions. Many that seemed to come to him as he listened to the news reports and drove into work. In his first email he explains that

“I drove down I-25 listening to what had happened, just 50 miles up the road, I began to consider what the appropriate response was. Should I be angry? Should I forgive? Should I get a concealed carry permit? Should we have tighter gun laws?

In the second email he explains while in his office

“I … went to my bookshelves and found Randy’s [Alcorn] book, If God Is Good. I had read it a couple years ago and went through the table of contents to find chapter four. It gave me personal encouragement and I thought it might encourage others….”

Well I guess he got a lot of flack for his first email, people screaming that he was trying to sell books in face of this tragedy. He says that

“after spending 10 minutes with just a portion of Randy’s book, I felt comfort. I had answers. I found my orientation amidst the flood of possible responses.”

He wanted to share this comfort with many people; clergy, lay leaders, just us every day folks.

“My heart was simply to encourage others. I wanted to DO something about this senseless act, and this is what I thought I could do…something I could contribute,. A way to reach out and be an encourager,” he explained in his second email.

So in hopes that I can reach out and give others comfort also, I am embedding and giving a link so you can download chapter 4 of the book If God is Good by Randy Alcorn. I am also going to include the YouTube Video link of Randy being interviewed by Greg Laurie at Harvest Fellowship.
Randy Alcorn Interview

Here are links that Chris included in his email.

 Randy Alcorn’s website

A link to chapter 4 so you can download the chapter to read on the device of your choosing.




Read the book here: just keep scrolling.

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Forgiving is Hard

Someone asked me last night how I am dealing with drama in my life that occurred a few weeks ago. This post is my reflection on that question.

Forgiveness is one virtue I have a very hard time with. I am trying, and trying very hard. I am putting my faith in Jesus to lead me and show me the way. I must admit I am a lot better at it now then say 10+ years ago. I am finding with my new-found faith in God through the Episcopal church, it is easier than it has ever been before.

Every day that I read the Bible I find another passage that strikes home, like

Philippians 3:13b “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,”

which makes it easier and easier for me to place everything in God’s hand and rely on Jesus to help and guide me. 

In Forward Day by Day Saturday’s reading had a wonderful saying:

“The eternal God is whispering: “Don’t fill your life

with broken shards of the trivial; tell someone you love

them; forgive from the heart. Don’t defer joy to some

future which never arrives. I stand knocking at your


I know for me (my great-aunt, who was like a mother to me, died in my arms, and my brother-in-law passed away while my husband was with him, so very unexpectedly) these deaths brought the realization of forgiveness and numbered days. However, I know someone who has had both parents die young and tragically and yet they harbor resentment and fill their life with broken shards of the trivial. I pray for this person every day that he/she will realize we need not harbor resentment in our hearts, because we just do not know when tragedy will strike. Instead we need to love one another and live each day as if it is the last. The whole meditation really spoke to me and I pray that it will also speak to you and those who need it.

Here are a few Bible verses that I go to during those times when I am struggling, or when that feeling of resentment begins to bubble deep down inside and I can feel it gurgling and know I am going to slip into what ifs, and coulda, shoulda and wouldas.

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

“Love prospers when a fault if forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” Proverbs 17:9

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:14-15

“…Lord how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times.” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22

“But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Mark 11:25

and finally Colossians 3:13-15 really hits it home every time.

“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”

I took my confirmation on Sunday into the Episcopal church of The Holy Comforter in Burlington NC. Now these verses in Colossians really mean a lot to me because Bishop Gregg asked us if we will renew our commitment to Jesus Christ, and I answered “I do, and with God’s grace I will follow him as my Savior and Lord.” He also asked the congregation – the members of the one body – “Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?” and they answered “we will.” Then the bishop said to the congregation, “Let us join with those who are committing themselves to Christ and renew our own baptismal covenant.” Therefore, I am reminded even more of what Jesus stood for and how he died for us.

Fun Vacation

Skyland Resort restaurant view

Which vacation is your favorite? Did you feel closer to our Creator? I know I did.

I actually have two, they weren’t my dream vacation but they were close. I really am unsure as to what my dream vacation would be, but it definitely would include water.

One was the cruise hubby and I took around our 25th wedding anniversary. It wasn’t for the anniversary – KT was employee of the year and they gave him a gift certificate to a travel agency. We left Port Canaveral, went to Key West, Belize, Cozumel, Progreso (I think there is was one more but I cannot remember). KT and I had a balcony room and it was pure bliss. Mornings we had breakfast delivered and we would enjoy on the balcony. We saw so many wonderful birds and fish from the boat, and when we went snorkeling in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean. It was so restful.

The second was just after hubby’s brother Jim passed away last year. On the way home hubby really needed some R&R, so driving south on I-81 I pulled out my iPad and started looking for mountain cabins or lodges. Along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park are a few lodges. I found Skyland an absolutely beautiful slice of heaven. Here is a place where you can commune with nature, literally.

Ursus americanus

Can you see the bear? Click the picture to make bigger.

We had just settled into our room, I had made coffee and we took them to the back deck that had this amazing view.

View from deck - Skyland Resort

Just as we sat down I noticed something moving just below in the little valley.

Just behind our room

To the right of the tree. It was a black bear! We had Chantilly Lace (RIP baby girl) our Yorkie with us, thank goodness she was inside at that moment. I am sure if she saw it she would have been flying off that deck to check it out.

To show you how close it actually got check this out:

On the left is hubby's arm.

We stayed here from Friday through Sunday and it was the best thing we ever did. It was just so relaxing. We would just sit and read, walk Chantilly around, hike to the restaurant to eat. The staff was so friendly. Actually when I called to see if they had any openings, the woman who answered was wonderful. I told her I wanted a really nice view and she made sure to find us one, the Canyon Room. AWESOME!!!

I am thinking of doing this again within the next few weeks. Just sit back, relax, bring my bible and some books. I definitely feel very close to our creator here.

If you come here always remember:

No caption needed - this explains it all!

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