Photo: Green Monk.

 

   Camping, Canoeing Monks!

Image: portion of illuminated manuscript page from "The Book of Kells."

Photo: of Monk Linda holding a cup of cocoa at her Coleman stove in a beautiful wooded area. Morning Cocoa.  

Photo: Monk Linda with hiking staff in the Mt. Hood National Forest. 6-mile lake hike.  ____________________

Photo: of lake and snow-covered mountain peak framed by fir trees. Oregon's Lost Lake & Mt. Hood.

           God's Great Idea

     Sometimes it's good to just get away and have a day off. The idea of a day of rest is not new, of course.  While we would like to take credit for it, our Lord beat us to it!  So we thought we'd combine one of God's great ideas (a day of rest), with another of His great ideas; (creating lakes, mountains, and forests).  Especially since he put a lot of these right next to us here in Oregon!

Jesus Created the World

    The Bible teaches that Jesus is God (God the Son; fully Man, and fully God).  Did you know that the Bible also says that Jesus, as part of the Trinity, created everything?  In the Gospel of John, Jesus is called, "the Word."  

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made...And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father). full of grace and truth."  

-John 1:1-3,14 __________________________________

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Image: The Prayer Foundation logo (with white Celtic cross on a green shield).

Photo: of Monk Preston and our "Monk-Canoe" in the woods.    Why do Green Monks have a Red canoe?

The Design Argument

Photo: of Monk Preston paddling a canoe on a beautiful mountain lake in Oregon. Getting out into God's beautiful world.

    Something that is designed must have had a designer.  If you find a watch on the ground, you would know that it hadn't "just happened" into existence.  Someone made it. When we look at the whole of Creation, we realize that the same must be true.

Photo: Monk Preston tends the fire; summer nights can be chilly, high in the Cascade Mountain Range.       A chill mountain night; a warm campfire. _________________________________ Copyright 2001 S.G.P. All rights reserved.   

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