Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

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


Cumberland Sound - "All Scripture is Inspired by God"

 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

North Beach Park Vilano - "Living and Active"

 The word of God is living and active, shaper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Denali National Park, Alaska - "You Created my Inmost Being"

 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.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 

Psalm 139:11-14

Denali National Park, Alaska - "If I go up to the Heavens"

Where can I go from your Spirit?  If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:7-10


Fort Matanzas Inlet - In the Darkness Valley "You are with me"

 Even though, I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

Psalm 23:4

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Rocky Mountains National Park - "The LORD of All"

Then Peter began to speak:  "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.  You know the message Giod sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is LORD of all.  You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached--how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointment as judge of the living and the dead.  All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

ACTS 10:34-38,42

Crisp Point Lighthouse, Paradise - "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 man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

1 Samuel 16:7

Whitefish Bay - "Boundless Love"

 Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions -- it is by grace you have been saved.

Ephesians 2:4-5

Moultrie Creek, St. Augustine - "Made Whole"

 Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Jeremiah 17:14

Monday, March 28, 2022

Cape Coral, Florida - Giving Light to the Eyes

 The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 19:9

Tahquamenon Falls - “As the Waters Cover the Sea”


For The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Habakkuk 2:14

Rocky Mountains - “Foundations of the Earth are the LORD’s”

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;
Upon them he has set the world.
He will guard the feet of his saints,
But the wicked will be silenced in darkness.

It is not by strength that one prevails;
Those who oppose the LORD will be shattered.
He will thunder against them 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 2:6-11

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Chugach Mountains, Alaska - "Seek Me with All Your Heart"

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.   You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Milford Sound, New Zealand - "King Over the Whole Earth"

 The LORD will be King over the whole earth.  On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

Zechariah 14:9

Mackinac Island - "The Eyes of the LORD"

 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are opened to their prayers.

1 Peter 3:12

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Jasper National Park - Believe from the Heart


That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Romans 10:9-10

Rocky Mountains - The Skies Proclaim the Work of his Hands


The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1

Rocky Mountains - Take to Heart

The Greatest Commandment

Jesus replied:  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

Matthew 22:37

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Matamata New Zealand - Peace of Mind and Heart


" I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don't be troubled or afraid."

John 14:27

Matamata, New Zealand - Sorrow turned into Joy


Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.

John 16:20

Mangaotaki Rocks, New Zealand

 Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 61:2-3

Monday, March 7, 2022

MoultrIe Creek - Quiet Resting Places


   Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
And righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
  The work of righteousness will be peace,
And the effect of righteousness, quietness and 

   assurance forever.
   My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,
In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places,
  Though hail comes down on the forest,
And the city is brought low in humiliation.

  Blessed are you who sow beside all waters,
Who send out freely the feet of the ox and the donkey.

Isaiah 32:16-20 NKJV


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Jasper Park - Ask, Seek, Knock and the Door will be Opened


"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Faher in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him?"

Matthew 7:7-11 

O Lord, My Strength and my Fortress


O Lord, my strength and my fortress,
my refuge in time of distress,
to you the nations will come
from the ends of the earth and say,
"Our fathers possessed nothing
but false gods, worthless idols
that did them no good.
Do men make their own gods?
Yes, but they are not gods."

Therefore I will teach them--
this time I will teach them
my power and might.
Then they will know
that my name is the LORD.

Jeremiah 16:19-21 NIV

Saturday, March 5, 2022

You are My Hiding Place


You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble.

Psalm 32:7

Through the Fog

The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”  Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

1 Samuel 3:10-11 (NIV)

Angels of Mercy

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

Philippians 2:4-5 (NRSV)

Praying for Ukraine — There is Hope

 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 63:7 NIV