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Showing posts with label South Dakota. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Dakota. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Badlands, South Dakota - “Rend Your Hearts”


Rend Your Hear

“Even now,” declares the Lord,

    “return to me with all your heart,
    with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

Rend your heart
    and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
    for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
    and he relents from sending calamity.

Joel 2:12-13

Badlands National Park, South Dakota - “Dust to Dust You Shall Return”


I said to myself,

“God will bring into judgment
    both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
    a time to judge every deed.”

I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.  Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals;  the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other.   All have the same breathhumans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.  All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 

Ecclesiastes 3:17-20

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Badlands National Park, South Dakota - "The Splendor of the Earthly Bodies"

 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.  The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differ from star in splendor.  So will it be with the resurrection of the dead.  The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.  If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 15:40-45

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Bad Lands Gallery - South Dakota


I visited the Badlands of South Dakota in July and it is a vast wonderment of rocks, cliffs and boulders with a endless blue sky. 
According to Lakota legend, the Badlands were the site of a battle between the unktehi, a race of monsters, and Wakinyan, the Thunderbird. The unktehi, who lived in the primordial waters from which the Earth emerged, caused devastating floods that endangered the human race. (Another version of the legend attributes the flooding to Uncegila, a water serpent.) Angered by the loss of his worshipers, Thunderbird sent down bolts of lightning that dried up the floodwaters and killed the unktehi. Their bones were scattered throughout the Badlands, where they can still be found.
The Thunderbird is said to be an enormous bird-like creature with legendary strength and power. They govern the weather – their voice is thunder and lightening flashes from their eyes.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Horseshoe Bend, South Dakota

One of my trips in South Dakota included a mountain cliff in Fall River County called Horseshoe Bend.