Alaska Adventures 2

The severe winter of 2012 in Alaska means that many mountains still have more than 100 inches of snow on them.Many mornings while we traveled, Dave and I awoke to views very much like the one here.

My journal writing ached for bigger adjectives. How many times can “breathtaking” and “heartstopping” and “Godpainted”  capture the pristine beauty of Alaska?





Passages of scripture about mountains took me to Psalm 68. “O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan; O many-peaked mountain, mountain of Bashan! Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain, at the mount that God desired for his abode, yes where the Lord will dwell forever?”




My first impressions of Alaska spoke of the immensity of God, and the insignificance of man’s pitiful attempts to question Him or seek self-aggrandizement in this world. How little we understand; how merciful He is to grant our next breath!

2 thoughts on “Alaska Adventures 2

  1. Yes, indeed, Flo…the need for a thesaurus was great when I traveled across country w/Jenny (Beall) and another girlfriend summer of 1982… and flying over Alaska on the way to Taiwan made me feel the exact same way. I am so glad you have been enjoying the majesty of those mountains. Safe travels!


  2. I want to write several blogs related to our Alaska travels, but it’s taking time. We were home FOUR days before we came to GA (think triple digit temps) to spend time with Brent’s family and take them to Hilton Head in celebration of Austyn Grace’s 5th birthday.She starts Kindergarten on Aug 1st!


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