The High Places of the Earth, Part VIII

Once, on our travels through the southern Appalachians, the Wilkes Team and the Staddon Brigade paid a visit to Tennessee’s highest point. Naturally, it is right on the TN/NC border (about 60 miles from Mount Mitchell as the crow flies).

Mountains in all directions. Christ's brotherly love spans many borders.

Along the road we saw a Ruffed Grouse, and on the footpath between the parking lot and Clingman’s Dome beautiful Chestnut-sided Warblers were spotted and photographed.

I made sure to wear my mountain climbing shirt from Taiwan. "Pressing on the upward way" without forgetting to "stop and smell the roses". Like a true grouse the Ruffed Grouse escaped before we had time to get a shot by camera.

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it” (Isaiah 58:13-14).

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  1. Daniel S. April 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    There is nothing like the view from a mountaintop, Donald! Though they may be farther apart than we would desire, may the long-range visions the Lord gives us at the high points of life keep us close to Him through the valleys and darker times of uncertainty. Persevero!

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