For the last several summers, I have found myself just outside Estes Park CO for the Lutheran Academy of the Rockies. I love this continuing Ed event for what it offers. But my favorite thing about this event is where it is located; in the Rocky Mts of Colorado.
I have walked along the boardwalk and the Big Thompson River in Estes Park. I have indulged in Blue Bell ice cream at the Blue Bell ice cream shop in downtown Estes. I have eaten at Ed's Cantina. ( If you are reading Pastrix or have heard Nadia Bolz-Weber's story about 9-11, you know that's where she was on that horrific day). I have enjoyed the many shops with the tourists of Estes Park. I have experienced the true joy of Estes Park, CO!
(There are so many pictures I could share. Perhaps I will soon!)
Tonight my heart is sad...sad as I watch the walls of the Big Thompson spilling into the streets of downtown Estes Park. Living in the Red River Valley I know all to well how destructive water can be. I've done my fair share of slinging sandbags. Tonight I wonder what I can do to help. So I pray...pray for all affected by the rising waters of the Big Thompson river...those in Estes, those in Boulder, etc.
Please join me in prayer!