Mountain Solitude

solitude

Recently, I stood in this very spot and the Lord reminded me gently “I am with you.” After months of heartache, His tenderness brought tears to my eyes during a moment of solitude. In the frenzy of our responsibilities it’s so easy to forget to come away and rest. By the time we remember, we are dry and parched with nothing left to give. Solitude is sometimes the only place we can hear His still, soft voice and be filled.

Come away.

Fire Edge

I got married nine months ago and it’s taken me that long to return to blogging. I’m excited to be back especially since I’ve upgraded from an iPhone to a Sony A6000, woo hoo! 


Fire Edge is my submission for this week’s photo challenge. This scripture is where I got the idea for my blog so I’m including it for this photo:

“‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God.’” Leviticus 23:22

Piano Harmony

This beautiful old piano sits in the Hotel Denver lobby in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

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Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
1 Samuel 16:23 (NIV)

I love this verse, which demonstrates the power of music to calm our souls. Can’t we all testify to this in our own lives? I wonder how much depression could be lifted by listening to beautiful music and dancing to it…

Rangeview One

Rangeview One, my office building in Loveland, Colorado for the One photo challenge. Standing proudly behind is Longs Peak, the 15th highest peak in Colorado at 14,259 feet. Many days I stand amazed at how blessed I am to work at this beautiful location.

Rangeview One

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men,
the Man Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:5 NKJV

More mountains…

Colorful Colorado
Mountain Curves
Poudre Canyon

Photo Challenge: Patterns in Vail

Vail, Colorado is gloriously beautiful in summer and winter. Vail Village is full of German inspired architecture and patterns.

Vail Village Hotel

Today, a daily lift ticket in Vail is $100. During the opening season in December 1962, it was only $5.  It was founded by two men, Earl Eaton and Pete Seibert, who had no money of their own, but had a vision of what Vail could be. It started small but is now one of the premier ski areas in the world.

If you have a dream or vision bubbling inside your heart, don’t forget:

Zachariah 4:10: Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.

Don’t give up your dream out of frustration with small beginnings!

More Vail History

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