The view from my office always amazes me. The Rocky Mountains at the far end of this photo are 14,000 feet high. That is massive, but they look small at a distance and compared to the enormous Colorado sky. For the Scale photo challenge. (Thanks to my latest follower, Susan, for noticing that I hadn’t posted for a while and inspiring me to get moving again! 🙂
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.
I have been accused of being too goody-goody and maybe a bit preachy on my blog. Yikes, that is the last thing I want since I am not that type of person! All I want to be is encouraging. There is already so much negativity and cynicism in the world. Adding my grumpiness to the pile isn’t going to help anyone.
So let me take a moment to perhaps encourage someone 🙂 My life has not been easy (is anyone’s life easy?) I have experienced a lot of loss, struggled with addiction, raised a son as a single mom, and spent many lonely years by myself.
I saw people meeting the love of their life and wondered if my turn would ever come. At times I had hope, other times I doubted, and often in the dark of night I despaired in grief.
But just like the movies and books predict, when I finally got to the point that I didn’t care anymore and was content on my own, he found me. I got engaged to an amazing man on December 14, 2014 at 52 years old. Never been married before.
God did a miracle and I just want to say THANK YOU, LORD! Thank you for Craig, for all of 2014, for a marriage in 2015, and a beautiful future in front of us. I am overwhelmed and my cup runneth over!
So, to all those who are waiting on the Lord to deliver a dream…keep pressing on. He is faithful beyond belief! Happy New Year!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Keeping toasty warm this weekend at the natural hot springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Established in 1888, it is one of the hottest springs in the world at 104 degrees, with 3.5 million gallons of water flowing through it each day. Simply fabulous!
[ The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost ] When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts 2-1 NIV
The Lord calls us to converge, be together, form a community, a family. The church isn’t perfect at accomplishing this. But the Lord is always faithful to bring a few good friends alongside to help us through the times of trouble and enjoy life. I hope and pray that you have some type of community, even a very small one, during the holidays. If not, perhaps it is time to venture out and find what God has for you.
Submitted for the Converge photo challenge
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth. 1 Chronicals 16:33
We weren’t made to be praised. We were made to praise. Instead of only getting excited about football, soccer, music, etc, let’s allow ourselves to be swept up into the glory of God. Let’s praise Him for how good He is to us this Thanksgiving weekend. And then let’s continue. Happy Thanksgiving!
I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:19-21 (NIV)
This photo reminds me of an apocalyptic movie so I went with an end-of-the-world scripture. I am always fascinated that as atheistic as Hollywood is, they churn out movie after movie depicting biblical-sized epics about the end of the world. And audiences eat them up. But I don’t consider that entertainment. There’s enough hardship and trauma in life as it is. When I go to the movies I want to see love or laughter. I do like a good Bruce Willis action flick though 🙂
Whatever difficult road you are walking down today, perhaps to an unknown or frightening looking destination, I pray that the Lord would touch your heart with His peace. Stay on the path, keep following Him. It is utterly amazing what unexpected miracles He can perform when you least expect it. He came through with an enormous one for me last week, when I thought all hope was lost. So…
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Submitted for the Photography 101 Challenge: Landscape
Yet He often withdrew to deserted places and prayed.
Many demands are heaped upon us. This world can become strident, persistent, and demanding. Our souls grow weary and worn from overuse. It’s okay to withdraw from the crowd to seek relief, peace, and times of refreshing in quiet and prayer.
“Mystery” Photo 101 challenge.
Offer prayers unceasing to him, bless him from morning to night. Fields of golden grain in the land, cresting the mountains in wild exuberance, cornucopias of praise, praises springing from the city like grass from the earth. May he never be forgotten, his fame shine on like sunshine.
Psalm 72:16-17 (MSG)
Submitted for the Minimalist Photo Challenge.
Descending in small airplane with the beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Flatirons in the west.
The Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”