Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cowboy Museum

On Wednesday, I was privileged to be in Oklahoma City and visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. It is a huge museum--definitely worth a visit if you're ever in OKC. There was a lot of western-themed artwork which I liked. One of my favorite paintings was called Silence and Sagebrush. You can visit my Pinterest page and see a picture of the painting here. I really enjoyed looking at all the Western artwork. They had some paintings from Charles Russell, who grew up in St. Louis and went out West when he was 16. I also saw a huge sculpture of a cougar that had to be at least 20 feet high, made out of white marble. Indians, cowboys, mountains--you name it--the art gallery was truly an amazing collection.
The museum included a replica of an old Western town called Prosperity Junction. It was fun to see the way the bank, the church, the livery stable, etc., would have looked back then.
There were also a lot of things like guns, branding irons, a chuckwagon, and other cowboy-type things on display. There were decorated saddles on display/for sale.
I had a really enjoyable time! Let me know if you ever make it there!

"Anchors Aweigh!"

Please pray for my friend Sam! Lord-willing he will depart tomorrow to begin his new life in the United States Marine Corps. We have been anticipating this day for months now, but tomorrow is finally the big day.
Please pray that the Lord would give him the strength he needs to successfully complete his training, as well as for his safety and well-being both during training and after. Also pray that the Lord would use Sam as his messenger to those lost people that he will encounter in the Corps. And pray for his family and friends, too! =) Be thankful for people like Sam, who are willing to put their life on the line to defend and protect our country and liberty!
Before I know it, Sam will be able to say:
"First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine."
 May God bless you, Sam, on your new adventure!