Creede and Creed.

August 31, 2007 at 8:03 pm 1 comment

Creede, Colorado (8,852′)

We are in the Rio Grande valley in southern Colorado in the old mining town of Creede (info here).  We are here with my brother Mike and sister in law, Vicky.  It has been in interesting time.  We just had the heaviest rain, thunder and lightning storm I have been in, in a long time, if ever.  It just poured and the thunder was so loud and the lightning so close it was a little unnerving for someone from the NW.  Mike and I had just returned from fishing so I put my raincoat on and washed the truck!

Moving around at this altitude (8,852′) leaves you winded but the area is really beautiful.

Our new puppy Jake, was a little frightened by the thunder so he just went to bed.  We are having a fun time with him.  He has a real personality and lives up to the breed’s rep of being a bit stubborn.  He fits in well with the two of us!

Speaking of fishing, it has been interesting.  The water is the color of chocolate milk, because of all the rain and so catching fish is a little difficult.  We went upstream this afternoon and the color was a little better and I managed to land a few nice browns.

We have spent some time getting our trailer back in shape after the long trip out here from Washington.  It was so dirty. I washed half of it this morning and will do the rest tomorrow. 

The connection is remote but I couldn’t help thinking, while we are here in Creede, about the Apostles Creed.   A number of years ago I did a series of messages on the Apostles Creed, which I think is the best synthesis of Christian beliefs ever written (find it here).  Not sure if Creede, the town, added the “e” to separate themselves from a statement of Christian belief or not, but the name has made me think of these values important to my faith.

Wes King has a great song called Common Creed (lyrics here) that is a musical adaptation of this great creed.  I have it playing on my iPod, while I write this.  If you haven’t heard it, you might want to download it and hear the musical Creed as a way to learn it.

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. 

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. AMEN.

The rain has finally let up, the Mariners have lost 7 in a row and the Huskies are rolling.  Guess you have to take the good with the bad.


Entry filed under: Authority, Belief, Christianity, Church, Faith, Fly-Fishing, Jesus, RV, Travel.

Prayer for the week. Monday morning meanderings. Vol.10

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Brooks  |  September 1, 2007 at 6:03 am

    If you get a chance, tell Kevin in the fly fishing shop hello from Brooks and the crew. We go to Creede every year for our backpacking fly fishing trip. We fished Goose Creek this year. Creede is a quaint and beautiful little town. Be sure to go check out the mining area just north of town and you can’t beat the food at Kip’s Grill.

    Looking forward to seeing you both.

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