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July 29, 2010

Slough of Despond

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hugh @ 7:05 am

Slough of Despond
In northern Keppel Township, the “swamp of despair” is named for “a deep bog in John Bunyan’s allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress, into which the
character Christian sinks under the weight of his sins and his sense of guilt for them. It is described in the text:

‘This miry Slough is such a place as cannot be mended; it is the descent whither the scum and filth that attends conviction for sin doth continually
run, and therefore is it called the Slough of Despond: for still as the sinner is awakened about his lost condition, there ariseth in his soul many fears,
and doubts, and discouraging apprehensions, which all of them get together, and settle in this place; and this is the reason of the badness of this ground.”

Doesn’t really look all that bad.


  1. Superb capture, Hugh.

    Comment by Ann — July 29, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

  2. Congratulations Hugh, on being brave enough to go in of all things a HELICOPTER!!!

    The shot is lovely! Nice color in that lake.

    Comment by Deborah — July 29, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

  3. Very good information

    Comment by Phillip Lim — December 13, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

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