Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Cascade Canyon, Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado - "He Changes Times and Seasons"


 He changes times and seasons.
he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.

Daniel 2:21



Cascade Falls, Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado - "The Lord Establishes their Steps"



 
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Clingmans Dome Mountains, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, North Carolina - "The Heavens are higher than the Earth"



"For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways."  declares the Lord.  "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Isaiah 55:8-9

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada - "God's Invisible Qualities"


 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Romans 1:18-20

Friday, September 9, 2022

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Canada - "Reflect Love"

 


Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV

Thought for the Day:  I can glorify God through my actions today.

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada - "Music to My Heart"

 


The LORD your God is in your midst -- a warrior bringing victory.  He will create calm with his love; He will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17 CEB

Bow Lake, Jasper National Park, Canada - "Not Alone"


 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff -- they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 NRSV

Bow River, Banff National Park, Canada - Sunshine After Rain

 


The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18 NIV

Friday, September 2, 2022

Rahotu Lighthouse, Opunake Surf, New Zealand - "Lights My Darkness"


 

The LORD my God

Lights my darkness.

Psalm 18:28

Bay of Plenty, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand - "Abundant Life"


 The thief comes only 

to steal and kill and destroy. 

I came that they may have life 

and have it abundantly.

John 10:10

Shores Waterfront Park, St. Augustine, Florida - "The Rising of the Sun"


 

From the rising of the sun 
to its setting
The name of the LORD
is to be praised.
Psalm 113:3

Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado - " Look Up into Heaven, Who Created the Stars?"


 

He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name.  Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.

Isaiah 40:26

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada - "The One Who Gives Life to Every Heart"


 The Lord most high is the one who gives life to every heart, who gives life to the spirit!  Look, he indeed exchanged my bitterness for wholeness.  You yourself have spared my whole being from the pit of destruction, because you have cast all my sins behind your back.

Isaiah 38:16-17 

Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Canada - "Find Rest for Your Souls"


 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29 NIV

Friday, August 26, 2022

Lone Tree of Wanaka - "Sun and Shield"

 


For the Lord God is a sun and shield; 

The Lord will give grace and glory; 

No good thing will He withhold 

for those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:11 NKJV

Thursday, August 25, 2022

“I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love” - Jeremiah 31:3

 




 The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:

“I have loved you with an everlasting love;

I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

Jeremiah 31:3 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Renaissance Park Chattanooga, Tennessee - 20/20 Vision





The eye is the lamp of the body.  So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

Matthew 6:22 NRSV

Thought for the Day:  When the way forward is unclear, God can open my eyes to hope.
 



Lookout Mountain, Tennessee River - The Road Ahead


Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.

Proverbs 4:25 NIV

Thought for the Day:  God is always looking out for my best interests.
 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Covered Bridge, Princess Place Preserve - "All Play a Part"


 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we... have different gifts according to the grace given to each of us.

Romans 12:4-6 NIV

Thought for the Day:  Each person has a part to play in serving God.

Princess Place Preserve, Oak Trail - "A Grateful Heart"


I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 9:1 NRSV

 Thought for the Day:  What a difference gratitude to God can make!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park - “Standing Back Up”


A just man fallen seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 24:16 KJV

Thought for the Day:  God’s love, not my failure, defines me.
 

Estes Park Rocky Mountains - “Keep Looking Up”


 Come, my heart says, seek God’s face.  Lord, I do seek your face!

Psalm 27:8 CEB

Thought for the Day:  Today I will keep looking up for signs of God’s presence.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Matanzas River, Florida - Music in the Mundane


 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 NRSV

Thought for the Day:  God can use the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary.

Vaill Point Park, Florida - Songs from the Heart


 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:15 NIV

Thought for the Day:  I will sign boldly with a faithful heart as an offering to God.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Parc National Jacques Cartier, Canada - "Finding Direction"

 



Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:105 NRSV

Big Meadows, Green Mountain - "Wherever We Go"


 Green Mountain is now covered in burned trees from last year's forest fires.   The trail is covered in burnt debris.  I was fortunate enough to have walked the trail and took many pictures.  It will be many years, decades for the mountain and forest to recover and have new growth.

"The Lord is my light and my salvation -- whom shall, I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life -- of whom shall I be afraid?"

Psalm 27:1 NIV


Friday, July 15, 2022

Parc National Jacques Cartier, Quebec, Canada - “Faith the Substance of Things Hoped for”


 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.   By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible…
But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarded of those who diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:1,8


Rocky Mountains, Colorado - We Fix our Gaze on Things that cannot be Seen


 While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen,.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

1 Corinthians 4:18

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Fort Matanzas Beach - “He drew me out of deep Waters”


 He reached down from on high and took hold of me,
He drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
From my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
But the Lord was my support.

Psalm 18:16-18

Milford Sound, New Zealand - “Heaven of Heavens cannot contain you”


And now I pray, O God of Israel, let Your word come true, which You have spoken to Your servant David my father.  But will God indeed dwell on the earth?  Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you.  How much less this temple which I have built!

Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his duplication, O LORD my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You today:  

That Your eyes may be open toward this temple night and day, toward the place of which You said, My name shall be there, that You may hear the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place.

1 Kings 8:26-29


 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Horse Shoe Park, Rocky Mountains - “Where does Wisdom come from?”


 Where does wisdom come from?  Where does understanding dwell?  It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air.  Destruction and Death say, ‘Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.’  God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.  When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters, when he made a decreed for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm, then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.  And he said to man, The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.
Job 28:20-28


Matanzas River - “The Breath of all Mankind”



For the soul of every living thing is in the hand of God, and the breath of all mankind.

Job 12:10

Monday, June 20, 2022

Garden of the Gods, Colorado - “Darkness is as Light to you”

 

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 
even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
Psalm 139:11-12

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway - “Teach Me what I cannot see”

 

Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.’

Job 34:32

Beartooth Mountains Montana - “Bless the LORD, O my Soul’


Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind

Psalm 104:1-3

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Chugach Mountains Alaska - “I Loved you at your darkness”


 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners

Romans 5:8

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Creation Museum - “Since the Creation of the World”



 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Romans 1:20

Creation Museum Swing Bridge - “Along the Right Paths”



He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

Psalm 23:3-4


 

Creation Museum Botanical Gardens - Still Waters


He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters

Palms 23:2

Monday, June 13, 2022

“Little Niagara” Cumberland Falls, Kentucky - The Unseen is Eternal


We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

Hebrews 12:2