A short drive through a bit of Yellowstone. Still so much snow.
Then on my way out towards the I90 and Bozeman...
Surely The Creator had His own Heavenly
adjectives to describe this magnificent event.
Any I could come up with wouldn't do it justice.
Breathtaking would describe one of my emotions.
After seeing pictures of this for so many years,
to actually see it for myself was
a day I will never forget.
And since I took 477 pictures today
(not all Grand Canyon),
I'll have plenty to remind me of it.
I"ll share more in the days to come.
Making my way home.
Tea fields, Kenya
Sometimes less is more.
"...did not God choose the
poor of this world to be rich in faith
and heirs of the kingdom which He
promised to those who love Him?" James 2
For I delivered to you as of first importance
what I also received, that Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures,
and that He was buried,
and that He was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures...
1 Corinthians 15
and He Himself bore our sins
in His body
on the cross,
that we might die to sin
live in righteousness
by His wounds you were healed.
for you were continually straying like sheep,
but now you have returned to the Shepherd
Guardian of your souls.
1 Peter 2
Do you even get how beautiful and important
this truth is for you?
Ponder it in relation to where you are now.
That Sunday evening the disciples
were meeting behind locked doors
because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders.
Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them!
“Peace be with you,”
he said. As he spoke, he showed them the
wounds in his hands and his side.
They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!
Good cause for Easter Celebrations!
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and
in his mighty power.
Put on all of God’s armor
so that you will be able to stand firm
against all strategies of the devil.
For we are not fighting against
but against evil rulers and authorities
of the unseen world, against mighty powers
in this dark world, and against evil spirits
in the heavenly places.
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor
so you will be able to resist the enemy
in the time of evil.
Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth
and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
For shoes, put on the peace that comes
from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.
In addition to all of these,
hold up the shield of faith to stop the
fiery arrows of the devil.
Put on salvation as your helmet,
and take the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God.
Pray in the Spirit at all times
and on every occasion.
Stay alert and be persistent
in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous or boastful
or proud or rude.
It does not demand its own way.
It is not irritable, and it keeps no record
of being wronged.
It does not rejoice about injustice
but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up,
never loses faith,
is always hopeful,
and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13
How many times do we say, "Nobody is listening to me. Nobody 'hears' me."
That's not exactly true.
"I love the Lord because
He hears my voice and my supplications.
Because He has inclined (leaned toward) His ear to me.
I will call upon Him as long as I live." (Psalm 116)
Why wouldn't you want to call upon Him
as long as you live?
He is actually leaning down to hear us.
He's always ready to listen.
Never too busy or distracted with other matters.
No indifference here. He is leaning down
to listen to us.
That picture is amazing.
I don't really need anyone else's ears as long
as I have His.
And apparently I do.
Strength and dignity are her clothing
and she smiles at the future
she opens her mouth in wisdom
and the teaching of kindness
is on her tongue.
Not much has changed over the years has it...
To stand on top of the hills and look out at all the land they fought on and try to imagine what it was like. I should get the book and read about it. Not sure how I feel about Custer.
Spouses and family members could be buried here also.
Mt Hood, 3 Sisters Mountains in background)
Oh, that I had wings like a dove
for then would I fly away and be at rest.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though He was rich,
yet for your sake He became poor,
that you through His poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8
(Photo by Susanna)
You will make known to me the path of life.
In Your presence is fullness of joy.
In Your right hand there
are pleasures evermore.
Anxiety in the heart
weighs it down,
But a good word makes it glad.
If a man knows what it is to love Jesus,
and to disregard himself for the sake of Jesus,
then he is really blessed.
We have to abandon all we love for the one we love,
for Jesus wants us to love Him only above all other things.
The love of creatures is fickle and unreliable,
but the love of Jesus is trustworthy and enduring.
The man who clings to created things will fall with them when they fall,
but a man who embraces Jesus will be upheld for ever.
It is Jesus whom you must love and keep to be your friend;
when all else fades away, He will not leave you,
nor let you perish at the end.
Whether you will or no, you must one day leave everything behind.
Keep yourself close to Jesus in life as well as death;
commit yourself to His faithfulness,
for He only can help you when everything else will fail.”
Thomas a' Kempis
Imitation of Christ
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.
let your light so shine
that they may
see your good works
and glorify your Father in Heaven.
My beloved spoke and said to me,
“Arise, my darling,
my beautiful one, come with me.
See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me.”
Song of Songs 2
this good Word, a "light to my path"
for my journey....hoping to see lots
of April and May flowers
and green hills
and of course
oh, Lord, make my heart like a river in your Hand
and turn it wherever you wish.....