Psalm 34 in Weekend Words-IV

Psalm 34

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to blot out their name from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
    he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

adobe type church
El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico

 

Please visit these related posts from my Tuesday Travels series –

 Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico

Madrid, New Mexico

 

 

Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words. At the end of the work week we break from exploring medical topics to read words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.

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Tuesday Travels- Madrid, New Mexico

No other medical conference I’ve attended teaches the management of spider, tick, snake,bear, and shark bites, with speakers who have climbed Mount Everest and hiked Antarctica.

This post  features scenes from Madrid– no, not the one in Spain, the one in New Mexico. 

My husband and I  were staying in nearby Santa Fe, where I attended a medical conference on wilderness medicine. I don’t practice in the wilderness, but this conference has fascinating lectures, covering topics not found in any other event. No other medical conference I’ve attended teaches the management of spider, tick, snake,bear, and shark bites, by speakers who have climbed Mount Everest and hiked Antarctica, among other exotic places.

Wild Hogs-the movie

 As with  nearby Santa Fe and Taos, art rules in Madrid. Walking around, you may feel like you are on a movie set- and in a way, you are. The 2007 movie Wild Hogs was filmed here. ( This link opens to an affiliate, a purchase here pays this blog a small commission; thank you).

In the movie, 4 middle-aged men with ordinary lives  take on a wilderness of sorts-a crosscountry motorcycle trip to California-passing through New Mexico. Starring veteran actors John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, and Tim Allen it, their misadventures create a true “crisis” of mid-life. Watch it for lots of laughs.

Madrid, New Mexico

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Raymond, Dr Aletha’s husband
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And at nearby Los Cerrillos, you can go horseback riding at the Broken Saddle Riding Co.

our  sunset ride on Lilly and Duke
our sunset ride on Lilly and Duke

exploring the HEART of health in Madrid, New Mexico

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