Rocky Mountain Reflections

lake reflection with copyright

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

It’s a wonderful thing to be known. It’s even more beautiful to be known by someone who loves, admires and respects what they see when they look at you. We crave intimacy and love…it’s a longing that hounds and haunts us if it’s unfulfilled. For the past three months, I have had the sweetest pleasure in being known and getting to know an amazing man.  I have a love that brings me joys I never expected. I just wanted to take a moment to thank God for him and this incredible season in my life.

I pray that if you don’t have love in your life right now, that you will turn to our sweet Lord, who knows you better than you know yourself. He can fulfill those intimate longings, those groanings for love that stir so deeply down inside us. We were created to be known…let Him know you…let Him love you.

Photo Challenge: Reflections

Rocky Mountain National Park

Black and White Mountains

Colorful Colorado

Even A Weed Will Do

I am amazed to find that even the most common weeds, when I look at them through my camera, are strikingly and uniquely beautiful.  “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Star Flower Weed Up Close

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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Photo Challenge: Up the Poudre Canyon

Looking up the Poudre Canyon, Fort Collins, Colorado. up-at-the-poudre-canyon purple Here’s another take on the same photograph since I can’t decide which effect I like best…

up-at-the-poudre-canyon brown

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2

More art-a-graphs…

Burning Within Us

Frosty Fall Allergens

Big Cloud Photos

Strong Tower

Devils Backbone Loveland ColoradoDevils Backbone, Loveland, Colorado

In the wake of all the craziness in this world, including the Boston Marathon bombing, or whatever sorrow or trauma you are dealing with today…

The name of the Lord is a strong tower;  The righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:9-11

There is always an open door in that tower, just waiting for us to walk through.

More thoughts on grief…

Happy are those who mourn?

The Road to Giving Thanks

Are the Heavens Locked?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fire Illumination

ooo, I love illumination, I may have to do a few illumination challenge posts this week!  This was taken from my parent’s driveway in Fort Collins last summer during the High Park Fire, the second largest fire in Colorado history. It was started by a lightening strike and devoured 136 square miles (the size of Atlanta). The expected final cost is 39.2 million.

High Park Fire and Scripture

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