Clark Mountain Musings: February 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
Romans 3:20 (NIV)
View of the Ihlara Canyon, along the Melendiz River, Cappadoccia. 350 feet deep.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:8
Yaprakhisar.
Even mullahs in Iran give blood

They just get really scared before hand.... then it's nothing.





It's Pro Stone Throwing season in Iran (starts early there)













The guy above is one of the top stone throwers in Iran and throws for Persepolis's club team. His target... the British embassy (at least its not an adulteress....)











As you can see from the feverish crowd reaction above... his toss was quite good.












This wet behind the ears stone thrower is dreaming and thinking about leaving school early and going pro (the Iranian regime pays stone chuckers quite well these days). Might be a good idea to leave early, don't want to risk injuring the golden arm and forfeiting millions.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"

John 11:40 (NIV)

Mesa at Yaprakhisar, Cappadoccia, Anatolia, Turkiye.
Check out this video of a fish being nabbed by a kingfisher

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)
Here's a view of Yaprakhisar, where a portion of Star Wars was shot.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Abe Lincoln

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

Proverbs 18:2 (NIV)
Mesas in Cappadoccia. Badlandsesque.
Pajamas Media is confusing

The blog/news site PajamasMedia.com confuses me with the above screen capture.... They're "sending the mainstream media down the river" yet advertise The New York Times on the same page. Things that make you go hmmmm...
Walter Mathau spotted selling carpets in Tabriz, Iran
Who knew? Actually God rest Mr. Matthau's soul, as I know he has passed away. Amazing how we all have clones.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

Here's a view of Goreme, in the heart of Cappadocia.
Here's a very pathetic sight

Is this real? Bill meets air.
BETIS beats SEVILLA 2-1 in city battle
first win at Sevilla's hood in 13 years. Musho Beti!


Next up, the Missouri Tigers... time to beat the dreaded Jayhawkers Monday night