Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

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

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Moultrie Creek - “Called You Out of Darkness”

 

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”- 1 Peter 2:9 KJV 

“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.”- 2 Corinthians 5:20 KJV

“And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”- Matthew 4:19 KJV

The Heart’s of Man - Colorado River, Rocky Mountains


 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know every human heart),

1 Kings 8:39 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia - Today and Forever


 God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:6

Rocky Mountain National Park - Toward the Light


 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 8:12

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Peggy’s Cove, Canada - “For in him all things were created”

 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over  all creation. For in him all things were created:things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:16-17

Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise - “The Strength of my Heart”

Psalms 73:26 NIV

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Quebec, Canada - “You do not Know the Path of the Wind”

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

Ecclesiastes 11:5



Saturday, May 14, 2022

Yellowstone National Park - “The Lord Looks at the Heart”

 

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7

Canadian Rocky Mountains - “You Saw me before I was Born”


You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

Psalm 139:16

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Milford Sound, New Zealand - “My Chains are gone, I’ve been set free”

 

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
My chains are gone, I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love
Amazing grace
The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures
My chains are gone, I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love
Amazing grace
My chains are gone, I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love
Amazing grace
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, who called me here below
Will be forever mine, will be forever mine
You are forever mine

Songwriters: Chris Tomlin / Louie Giglio

Monday, May 9, 2022

Denali National Park - Hannah’s Prayer

1 Then Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. 
“There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 
“Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. 
“The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength. 
Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away. 
“The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. 
The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. 
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; on them he has set the world. 
He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails; 
10 those who oppose the LORD will be broken. The Most High will thunder from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth. “He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
1 Samuel 2:1-10

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Mt. Earnshaw, New Zealand - “The Word of the Lord Stands Forever”


 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.  For,

All men are like grass,
And all their glory is like the
Flowers of the field;
The grass withers and the
Flowers fall,
But the word of the Lord
Stands forever.”

And this is the word that was preached to you.

1 Peter 1:23-24

Old Falls River Road - “I Am What I Am”

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance that Christ died for our sins according to Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.  After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.  Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.  But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.  No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but he grace of God that was with me.  Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we peach, and this is what you believe.

1 Corinthians 15:3-11
 

Estes Park - “All the Ends of the Earth will Remember”


 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations.

All the rich of the earth will feast and worship, all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—those.who cannot keep themselves alive.  Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the LORD.  They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn—for he has done it.

Psalm 22:27-31

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Brasher Springs, Alabama - “Here I am”

 


Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. 

Isaiah 58:9



Matanzas River - “Return to me”


I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”

Isaiah 44:22

Monday, April 18, 2022

Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise - “With His Wounds We are Healed”


But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5
 


Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina - “Unending Love”

 

“My chains are gone, I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love
Amazing grace”

Lyrics by Chris Tomlin / Louie Giglio

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022

Sunrise Lake Superior - "The Light of the World"



 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

John 8:12

Grand Tetons - The Rock Left Behind


 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

Green Pastures - Never Alone

 


Paul wrote, "I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 8:38-39


Pennisula State Park, Wisconsin - "Hosanna"

 


Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!  Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

Mark 11:9-10

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Sheep Farm, Wisconsin - “The Sheep from the Goats”

 

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Matthew 25:30-36

Kenai Peninsula - “My Soul is Overwhelmed with Sorrow”




 Then he said to themMy soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.

Matthew 26:38

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Grand Teton National Park - "Into the World as a Light"

 


Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.  When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me.  I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

John 12:44-46

Grand Tetons - "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life"


 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well.  From now on, you do know him and have seen him."

John 14:6

Friday, April 8, 2022

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming - “In Peace I will Lie Down and Sleep”

 


In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8

Rocky Mountains, Colorado - “Let the Light of Your Face Shine on Us”



Many, LORD, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”  Let the light of your face shine on us.

Psalm 4:6

Moultrie Creek - He heals the Brokenhearted

 


The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    his understanding has no limit.
The Lord sustains the humble
    but casts the wicked to the ground.

Psalms 147:2-6

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Moultrie Creek - “The Winds Blows Wherever it Pleases”

Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows wherever it pleases.  You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.  So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

John 3:6-8
 

Cape Coral, Florida - “We do not Belong to the Night”


But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.  You are all children of the light and children of the day.  We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.  So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.  But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

Friday, April 1, 2022

Denali National Park, Alaska - “Why do you stand looking into the Sky”


 Acts 1:9-11

And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Rocky Mountains, Colorado - "Know My Heart"


Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24