A short ten minute drive from home takes one to the Mt Emily Recreation Area (MERA). Mt Emily creates an iconic profile as it rises above La Grande. The MERA offers excellent recreation opportunities year around. In fact, if you go to the previous post, you will see Meg on a billboard in which she is hiking in spring in this Mt Emily Recreation Area.
Despite cold weather and lots of snow in Union County, I have found a number of great winter walks within twenty minutes of home. The air is so fresh, my spirit is vibrant, the walks are stimulating to body and soul. And, my iPhone is such an easy tool for excellent pictures 🙂
Despite societal fears and frustrations, we know Christ’s light can never be dimmed or destroyed. Let us move into the new year with courage and compassion, reflecting that light within us, and seeing it in our brothers and sisters as well. We are shepherds to others, not slaves to politicians.
“Surely this is not the time for trembling knees and pale faces among the sons and daughters of new creation. The darker the night, the brighter faith shines and the sooner comes the morning. Look up and lift up your heads; our redemption draws near.” AW Tozer
Four intrepid Scouts and three adult leaders snow shoed five miles on Saturday in five degree weather up to Hoffer Lake, above Anthony Lake, Oregon. The air was still, and the sun reflecting off the snow did help to warm us up.