Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Scenes from Little River Road


English Mountain


In the fall we did a scenic backroad drive to English Mountain located in the western foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.   The fall leaves were just beginning to show their magnificent colors.

Blowing Cave Grist Mill

 Blowing Cave Mill was completed in 1880 and is located near the head of Flat Creek in the Byrd's Cross Roads community.  The mill processed flour and cornmeal.

Fox Cemetery


Fox Cemetery was established in 1787, the site was an early German settlement ground with the first settlers being the families of Jacob Derrick, Jacob Bird and Adam Fox.  A fort once stood on Derrick's land nearby.  Mark Fox was scalped and killed by Indians on Muddy Creek in 1787.  He is possibly the first buried there.

Harrisburg Covered Bridge

 The Harrisburg Covered Bridge was constructed in 1875 in Sevier County, Tennessee.  It crosses the East Fork of Little Pigeon River.

Veterans Overlook


John Chestnut Sr. Park


Honeymoon State Park


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Your Star will always Shine

Your Star Will Always Shine

A free spirit God design,
With her own rhythm and style.
Each step is filled
With Enchantment and Charm.
Through these magical journeys
For seven years,
Our Danseuse, we thank you
For these memories you gave.
"Treasuries Forever'
You allow us to share,
In these moments in time.
Your Star will Always Shine,
In our hearts and our minds.

Poem by PL Fallin
Published 1997

"The Snow Maiden" Poem by PL Fallin

The Snow Maiden

The Snow Cascaded, Swirled and Blew
In the Magical Kingdom
Of the Land of Snow;
Amidst the Snow Flakes and Fairies,
The Snow Maiden Dances,
Twirling on Pointed Toes
From Moonbeam to Shadow;
Her Silhouette we followed 
From Forest to Meadow;
Snow and Ice are Her Friends,
The Coated White Earth is her Floor;
Center Stage from Heaven
The Stars Shine on Her,
Seeking no other;
She is the Snow Maiden
Graceful and Fair,
In her Fairy White Dress
With Star Light in her Hair;
Dancing in Bliss
With no Worries or Cares,
Delicate and Graceful
From Finger Tip to Toe,
She's Eloquent to Behold;
Her Eyes Sparkles like Crystals,
Amidst the Snow Fairies and Sprites,
She Waltzes in Solace
With Mystical Delight;
From Winter's Breath She Sprang
Twirling and Dancing in the Chilled Air
Through the Forest and the Fields
The Wind Whispers her name,
Brilliant and Translucent, Crystal
The Maiden of Heaven's White Veil.

Published 1997
by Peggy Fallin

Snow Maiden  Soloist, Crystal Michelle Fallin in Nutcracker Ballet 1997, Premier Ballet Company

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Find Rest in the Lord

 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble
in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-29 NIV

The Lord Bless and Keep You


"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

The Lord is With You


The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:17-18 NIV

Prayer of Faith


And the prayer of faith will save the sick,
and the Lord will raise him up.
And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess your trespasses to one another,
and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
James 5:15-16 NKJ

Seek and You Will Find


"So I say to you:  Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find; knock and the door will be
opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives;
he who seeks finds; and to  him who knocks,
the door will be opened."
Luke 11:9-10 NIV

Shout for Joy to the Lord

 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
Worship the Lord with Gladness;
Come before him with joyful songs.
Psalms 100:1-2 NIV

Peace to You

 Now may the Lord of peace
himself give you peace at
all times and in every way.
The Lord be with all of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV

The Lord is with You

 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
Deuteronomy 3:18 NIV

Rejoice in the Lord

 "Rejoice in the Lord always,
Again I say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be know to all men.
The Lord is at hand."
Philippians 4:4-5 NKJ

The Lord Provides


"And my God shall supply all your needs
according to HIs riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19 NKJ

Pray with Thanksgiving

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything 
by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
Let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6 NKJ

Peace Be with You

 "and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:7 NKJ

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Glory of the Heavens

"O Lord, our Lord,
How Excellent is your name
in all the earth,
you who set your glory
above the heavens!"

Psalms 8:1

The True Light

"The true light, which gives light to everyone, 
was coming into the world.  
He was in the world, 
and the world was made through him 
yet the world did not know him.  
He came to his own, 
and his own people did not receive him."

Isaiah 53:2

My Rock and Fortress

"The Lord is  my rock and my fortress."

2 Samuel 22:2

The Light of Men

"In the beginning was the word, 
and the word was with God, 
and the word was God.  
He was in the beginning with God.  
All things were made through him and 
without him was not any thing made that was made. 
In him was life and the life was the light of men.  
The light shines in the darkness 
and the darkness has not overcome it."
John 1:1-5