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Friday, October 7, 2011

RED ROCKS

Welcome back to Spiritual Sundays. Thank you, everyone, for sharing and blessing others. Wednesday was my birthday and we celebrated by spending the day in Sedona. The first place we stopped when we got to Sedona was at the beautiful chapel pictured in our header picture. If you have ever been there you know that it is quite a walk up a steep incline to get to the chapel even after riding the tram from the parking lot part way up. So when we got to the top I had to sit down in the chapel, rest awhile and catch my breath. Then it was more stairs. This time it was stairs going down to their gift shop. They sell a lot of beautiful things in that shop. This time I couldn't resist buying a lovely cross made from the red rock. Here is a picture. I think it looks pretty in front of the pink quartz.

I looked down along the walkway leading up to the chapel and noticed that there were a lot of coins that people had thrown there. I thought that was interesting. If you look closely you can see them in the picture below.

This introduction is longer than usual but I wanted to share this with you. If you've never been to Sedona, AZ and you get a chance to go, don't miss it. I wish everyone of you could have been there. There is so much beauty in God's creation, and I think He must have smiled as he poured out all the red rock in that area. Our God is an awesome God.


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25 comments:

  1. We visited Red Rocks a few years ago and even had the chance to go horseback riding there. It was so beautiful, I love to visit other parts of the country...such diverse landscapes to enjoy.

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  2. Happy belated birthday; I drove through Sedona on the way to the Grand Canyon; it is beautiful there; great place to spend your birthday! I like that cross!

    I hope today is a good one!

    betty

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  3. Sedona is such a special place. I love the Chapel. I can't think of a better way to spend your birthday! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Have a blessed Spiritual Sunday, Charlotte.

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  4. What a blessing to be able to visit such an interesting and beautiful place on your birthday! I'm so glad you had a great time! As you wrote about "red rocks" I was reminded of something the men in a church we used to go to did. Well, actually the women did it too, but it started with the men. They kept a red stone in their pocket...(you know, sort of like a flattened glass marble, the kind you use in flower decorations), to remind them of the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross for each of us. A single stone...a drop of blood shed for us. It was a powerful reminder to each of us and great gift to give to someone when we shared our faith.

    Blessings Charlotte -- and happy birthday!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Charlotte! Those red rocks remind me of the rocks we have here on the Island. Our soil and rock both are red. Yes, God is an awesome God! Thanks for hosting.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. You know, Charlotte, I've been to Sedona several times but I have never visited the chapel. I'll have to do that next time. I LOVE your cross. I'm such a rockhound - that undoubtedly would have been my "souvenir" purchase too! And yes, it looks beautiful in front of the rose quartz.

    The Lord lives - and even if He wasn't acknowledged by any person, the very stones would cry out!!

    GOD BLESS!

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  7. Would love to visit there one day. It looks and sounds wonderful. G-d's creation is amazing.

    Shalom,
    Gail

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  8. Very beautiful. I would love to visit. Happy belated birthday, sounds like it was perfect in every way.

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  9. Ok...that's on my list now of places to visit. Happy belated B-day Charlotte. Glad you got to spend it in such a fun perfect way. And happy thanksgiving to you, Cliff and your family.......

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  10. Happy Birthday, Charlotte! God is such an awesome Creator, Designer and Artist, and I love admiring His work! It's amazing to think that not only did He create such beautiful sites as the one you experienced, bu He even takes the time to design every sunset and every snowflake, although their beauty may be missed by many.

    Love in Christ,
    Laurie

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  11. Happy birthday Charlotte! I'm so glad you enjoyed your little get-a-way up north!

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  12. Happy Birthday!

    I showed your post to my husband. We are making a trip out west soon, and it may be possible that we visit Sedona!

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  13. Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you got to go to Sedona again. I have been there many times as I don't live that far from there. It's a beautiful area and the chapel is a so gorgeous, too. I'm so glad you got a little something to remember your time there. It's a beautiful cross.

    God bless you - Julie
    wwww.moreofhim.net

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  14. I love Sedona! We were there in the spring so the weather was beautiful. I wish I would have known about the chapel. My husband would have loved it. Your cross is beautiful nestled in the quartz.

    I hope your Sabbath is full of rest and worship.

    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  15. Happy Birthday, dear Charlotte. It sounds like you had a memorable day. Thank you for sharing this location and your experience. I can imagine that it is awesome.

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  16. Happy Happy Happy Birthday Charlotte! And thank you so much for sharing your sweet memories along with these lovely pictures. I loved what Sharon commented, as well - what a great reminder of the Scripture that "even the stones will cry out!" This is certainly proof of that. Have a blessed week and thank you again!

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  17. Good morning Charlotte, I think the cross you bought is beautiful. This little trip was a wonderful way to celebrate your Birthday. The coins must have meaning. The red rock is amazing.
    Happy belated Birthday.
    Blessings, Jeanne

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  18. Sedona is a beautiful place! I love your cross in front of the pink rocks. Happy Sunday! Janet

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  19. Hello Charlotte and Ginger,

    I've been to AZ twice to visit the Grand Canyon. Not sure I visited Sedona, but hopefully I will one day.

    Blessings,
    Judy

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  20. What a great place to go on your birthday. I love crosses, and that one is beautiful where you have it. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings ~

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  21. Happy belated birthday - LOVE the red cross!!

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  22. Happy belated birthay!!

    Thanks for this interesting post. I lived in Arizona (Sierra Vista) years ago but never made it to Sedona. I did not know what I was missing. Now I do!

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  23. A blessed birthday Charlotte! How wonderful that you celebrated by visiting the chapel in Sedona. I went to Sedona once as part of a tour and yes, it was beautiful!

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  24. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Charlotte! I pray God will bless you with many more wonderful years!

    This place you featured is just amazing! Indeed, there is so much beauty in God's creation.

    Have a blessed week,
    Rina

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  25. Thank God my comment went through at last! So happy!:-)

    Rina

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.
Blessings,
Charlotte