5 Bodies of Water We Bet You’ve Never Heard Of

Earth is about 70% water, according to the United States Geological Survey. While the oceans contain an incredible 96.5% of all the liquid water found on the planet, lakes, rivers, streams, and seas all contribute to the world’s water supply. Some of the bodies that hold some of the remaining fraction of water are pretty famous. Most people have heard of the Great Lakes or the Mediterranean Sea. At the same time, there are some bodies of water that are pretty obscure but definitely worth knowing. Here are five bodies of water we bet you’ve never heard of.

Spotted Lake, Canada

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The Spotted Lake is appropriately named. The surface of the lake looks — you guessed it — spotted. There’s more than just its spotty appearance that makes this place special. In fact, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation calls it magical. But you’ll need to time your visit right to experience the magical site for yourself. If you visit the Spotted Lake during the cooler months, you’ll see a lake that looks pretty much like any other in the Canadian wilderness. Visit it in the summer, and you’ll find something totally different. Minerals flow into the lake throughout the year. Those minerals form into pools of colored water as the lake start to evaporate in the warmer weather and then further develop into colored spots. The colors will vary depending on what minerals the spotted pools contain. However, you are sure to see something pretty incredible if you visit this lake the next time you visit Canada.

Pitch Lake, Trinidad

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If you’ve ever walked the streets of New York City, then there is a good chance that you’ve walked on the natural asphalt found in Pitch Lake, Trinidad. According to Caribbean Affairs, NYC officials used pitch from the lake to pave some of the city’s streets. That’s because the lake is actually the largest natural asphalt deposit in the world. That makes it quite a sight. Under the water of the lake, you’ll find thick, muddy tar and dried chunks of asphalt along the shores. It’s made from oil seeping up into the lake from underneath the lake bed and then evaporating over thousands of years. Miners have taken more than 10 million tons of asphalt from the lake since 1867, according to USA Today. They use this natural asphalt all over the world.

Boiling Lake, Dominica

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Another appropriately named body of water, Boiling Lake gets its name from the fact that the water is literally boiling inside of it. The lake sits inside Dominica’s Morne Trois National Park, a World Heritage Site. According to Virtual Dominica, you’ll need to hike about four hours one way through the National Park to get to where the lake sits. Once you are there, you can sit on the shore and enjoy the scenery as the murky waters churn below you. The water boils thanks to the lake’s position over a volcano, according to Amusing Planet. The water reaches down through a crack deep into the earth to where the lava sits below the surface, heating the water up to its boiling point. The water levels fluctuate, too, so you never know how full or empty the lake may be on your visit. Some people choose to swim in the water during colder weather, but visitors should be cautious. It’s named Boiling Lake for a reason.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. It sits high in the Bolivian mountains, and according to Lonely Planet, covers an impressive 4,633 square miles. That’s a lot of salt. In the dry season, the salt flats create a white desert landscape. That’s beautiful to look at, but adding water to this salt desert is what makes it magical. The Culture Trip notes that when the rainy season arrives, it completely changes the landscape of the salt flats. Visit Salar de Uyuni between December and April, when the salt flat turns into a salt lake. The lake is shallow and usually completely still, so it creates a mirror-like effect on the surface of the water. Talk about an Instagrammer’s paradise!

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

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Love lakes? Enjoy looking at gorgeous waterfalls? Dreaming of sparkling turquoise waters in a friendly-yet-affordable European destination? Then Plitvice Lakes in Croatia is the place for you. Plitvice Lakes National Park became Croatia’s first National Park in 1949, according to the park’s official website. It became a World Heritage Site 30 years later. The site contains 16 separate lakes, each one gorgeous and worth a trip to Croatia alone. Their blue and turquoise waters are crystal clear, and although you can’t swim in the water, hiking around them is a perfect day’s adventure. But what really makes this body of water stunning are the waterfalls. The lakes are all connected by a series of waterfalls, with some lakes filled by dozens of different falls. It makes for a spectacular and almost otherworldly atmosphere, not to mention some amazing photos to share with friends back home. The park is open 365 days a year, according to Visit Croatia, making it easy to add into your travel schedule. It’s a must-see destination worthy of any travel bucket list.

Daily Light on the Daily Path – May 28

May 28
MORNING

We look for the Saviour.

The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world, looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. — We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. — And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

PHI. 3:20.  Tit. 2:11 14.  II Pet. 3:13,14. Heb 9:28.  Isa. 25:9.

EVENING

So run, that ye may obtain.

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without. — Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

I press toward the mark. — I … so run, not as uncertainly; I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, … I myself should be a castaway.

The fashion of this world passeth away.

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent. — Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

I COR. 9:24.  Prov. 22:13.  Heb. 12:1,2. II Cor. 7:1. Phi. 3:14.  I Cor. 9:26,27. I Cor. 7:31. II Pet. 3:13,14.  I Pet. 1:13.

Living by the Spirit Rather Than the Flesh [Part 1] – Daily Good News with Alan Wright – May 28

Living by the Spirit Rather Than the Flesh [Part 1]

Are you ready for some good news?

Righteousness comes from Jesus plus nothing. In fact, the less you try to add your own righteousness to Christ’s finished work, the more power of God you’ll discover in your life.

Today’s Text: “…and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—” (Philippians 3:9, ESV)

In his ingenious TheScrewtape Letters, C.S. Lewis depicts a senior devil named Screwtape writing to his nephew, a junior devil named Wormwood. In Chapter twenty-five, Screwtape gives Wormwood this advice on how to lure his “subject”away from the pure Gospel:

What we want, if men become Christians at all, is to keep them in a state of mind I call ‘Christianity And.’ You know—Christianity and the Crisis, Christianity and the New Psychology, Christianity and the New Order, Christianity and Faith Healing, Christianity and Psychical Research, Christianity and Vegetarianism, Christianity and Spelling Reform. If they must be Christians, let them at least be Christians with a difference. Substitute for the faith itself, some Fashion with a Christian colouring.

The temptation for us as Christians is not generally that we abandon the gospel, but that we modify it and add something that makes us righteous.  “Christ and…” robs the Gospel of its power.

The temptation to live by the works of the flesh (personal attempts at righteousness) is so hellish that Paul interjects an emotional plea to the Philippians at verse 2 of chapter 3: “… look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.”

It’s the same sort of ire we see in Paul’s epistle to the Galatians where cries out “O foolish Galatians. Who has bewitched you?”

The reason Paul is so passionate on this point and the reason it is so vital to the Christian’s health is that we are, at every point, choosing to live by the power of the Spirit or the power of our own flesh. If we attempt to add to the finished work of Christ, we have moved into the “rubbish” of celebrating our own righteousness and there, in that human-empowered attempt to live rightly, we hinder the work of the Spirit.

You aren’t made to live by your righteousness, but by the righteousness of Jesus. And that’s the Gospel!

Cross the Bridge – May 28, 2020

He Sang – Thursday, May 28th 2020

8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—
NKJV

Paul, the writer of 2 Corinthians, was no stranger to hard times. During his ministry, he experienced angry mobs, plots to kill him, stoning, more plots to kill him, shipwrecks, imprisonment, even more plots to kill him, beatings and mockery. After all that Paul went through, how did he respond? He sang.

Acts 16:25
But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
NKJV

Paul and Silas were in shackles after receiving beatings and what did they do? They sang to the Lord. They were so thankful to have experienced persecution for their Lord that they were singing to Him. We may never experience physical shackles on our feet, but in the middle of our difficult times, we can still sing to the Lord. In fact, when we actively worship God in the middle of difficulties, our mind turns from self-focused to God-focused. This change of focus makes all the difference.

Life Lesson: Troubles are temporary. Glory and celebration are eternal.

Dear God,
Thank You for the gift of salvation. I also praise You for those times of trial because I know they are making me more like You. Give me the strength to praise You in those times. May the song in my heart to You change the way I see my life. I give it all to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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