The Mogollon Rim above Payson is one of my most favorite destinations in Arizona.
We're talking a two hour road trip, a 40 degree drop in temp and beauty beyond belief.
Randy & I sat for hours looking out over the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the western hemisphere and marveling at God's creation.
We parked our van mere feet from the edge and took occasional naps in the back of the van on a memory foam, with the sliding doors wide open, letting in the cool mountain breezes.
Heaven on earth.
Of course it's always about the anticipation of a possible thunderstorm ~ with lots of rain!
But that was not the case this time.
O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountains majesties above the fruited plain.
America! America! God shed His grace on thee.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous
Do not be terrified.
Do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.