Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Colorado River Trail- "Everlasting Love"

 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 NIV

Mackinac Island, Michigan - "Joy Comes in the Morning"


Sing praise to the LORD,
  you saints of His,
And give thanks at the
  remembrance of His holy
For His anger is but for a
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a
But joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 30:4-5 NIV

Port Austin State Harbor, Lake Huron - "Voice over the Waters"


The voice of the LORD
  is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders.
The LORD is over many 
The voice of the LORD is
The voice of the LORD is
  full of majesty.

Psalm 29:3-4 NIV

Port Austin, Lake Huron - "In the Land of the Living"

 I would have lost heart,
unless I had believed
That I would see the
goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.

Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen
your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!

Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

Monday, October 24, 2022

Pike's Peak, Colorado Springs, Colorado - "A Refuge for the Oppressed"

The LORD also will be a 
refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of
And those who know Your
name will put their trust
 in You;
For You, LORD, have not
forsaken those who seek


East Bulter Park, St. Augustine Beach - "The Work of Your Fingers"

 When I consider Your
heavens, the work of
Your fingers,
The moon and the stars,
which You have
What is man that You are
mindful of him,
And the sone of man that
You visit him?
For You have made him a 
little lower than the
And You have crowned him
with glory and honor.

Psalm 8:3-5

Cumberland Island - "How Excellent is Your Name in all the Earth"

 O LORD, our Lord, How 
excellent is Your name
 in all the earth,
You who set Your glory
above the heavens!

Pslam 8:1

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Cumberland Sound, Cumberland Island - "The Light of Your Countenance"


There are many who say,
"Who will show us any
LORD, lift up the light of
   Your countenance upon
You have put gladness in
   my heart,
More than in the season
   that thier grain and wine
I will aboth lie down in
   peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O LORD
   make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:6-8 NKJV

Cumberland Island State Park - "You, O LORD are a Shield"

LORD, how they have
   increased who trouble
  Many are they who rise up
   against me,
  Many are they who say of
"There is no help for him in

But You, O LORD, are a
   shield for me,
My glory and the One who
   lifts up my head.
I cried to the LORD with my
And He heard me from His
   holy hill.

I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the LORD
   sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten
   thousands of people
Who have set themselves
   against me all round.

Arise, O LORD;
Save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my
   enemies on the
You have broken the teeth
   of the ungodly.
Salvation belongs to the
Your blessing is upon Your
   people.                     Selah

Psalm 3 NKJV

Cumberland Island, Georgia - "Planted by the Rivers of Water"


Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the
   counsel of the
 Nor stands in the path of
  Nor sits in the seat of the
But his delight is in the 
   law of the LORD,
  And in His law he
   mediates day and
He shall be like a tree
 Planted by the rivers of
 That bring forth its fruit
   in its season,
 Whose leaf also shall not
And whatever he does shall

Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV

Jekyll Island, Georgia - "Blessed are All Those who put their Trust in Him"

Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain 
The kings of the earth set 
And the rulers take 
   counsel together,
Against the LORD and 
   against His Anointed,
"Let us break Their bonds
    in pieces
And cast away Their cords 
   from us."

He who sits in the heavens 
   shall laugh;
The LORD shall hold them 
   in derision,
Then He shall speak to
    them in His wrath,
And distress them in His 
   deep displeasure;
"Yet I have set My King 
On My holy hill of Zion."

"I will declare the decree:
The LORD has said to ME, 
You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.  
Ask of Me, and I will give 
The nations for Your 
And the ends of the earth
   for Your possession.
You shall break them with 
   a rod of iron;
You shall dash them in
   pieces like a potter's 

Now therefore, be wise, O
Be instructed, you judges of
   the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest He be
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled
   but a little.
Blessed are all those who
   put their trust in Him.

Psalm 2 NKJV

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Paradise, South Island, New Zealand - "He will swallow up death forever"

 And in this mountain
The LORD of hosts will make 
for all people
A feast of choice pieces,
A feast of wines on the lees,
Of fat things full of marrow,
Of well-refined wines on the lees.

And He will destroy on this mountain
The surface of the covering
cast over all people,
And the veil that is spread
over all nations.

He will swallow up death forever,
And the Lord God will wipe
away tears from all faces;
The rebuke of His people
He will take away from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken.

Isaiah 25:6-8

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, Wyoming - "Who knows what will happen tomorrow?"

 There is one Lawgiver who is able to save and to destroy.  Who are you to judge another?  

Come now, you who say "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit;'"

Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

Instead you ought to ay, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."

But now you boat in your arrogance.  All such boasting is evil.

Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to  him it is sin.

James 4:12-17

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Badlands National Park, South Dakota - "The Splendor of the Earthly Bodies"

 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.  The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differ from star in splendor.  So will it be with the resurrection of the dead.  The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.  If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 15:40-45

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Chugach Mountain Range, Alaska - "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 the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.  Atter that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters 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 the grace of God that was with me.

1 Corinthians 15:1-10

Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park - "Who fathers the Drops of Dew?"


Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain,
and a path for the thunderstorm,
to water a land where no one lives,
an uninhabited desert,
to satisfy a desolate wasteland
and make it sprout with grass?
Does the rain have a father?
Who fathers the drops of dew?

Job 38:25-28

Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park - "He Covers the Sky with Clouds"


He covers the sky with clouds;

he supplies the earth with rain

and makes grass grow on the hills.

Psalm 147:8

Yellowstone Upper Falls, Yellowstone National Park - "If You Seek Him, you will find Him"


The LORD is with you when you are with him.  If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

2 Chronicles 15:2b

Denali on a Clear Day - "The Earth is Full of his Glory"

     In the year that King Uzziah died, 
I saw the LORD sitting on a throne,
high and lifted up, and the train of His
robe filled the temple.
      Above it stood seraphim; each one
had six wings:  with two he covered
his face, with two he covered his feet,
and with two he flew.
  And one cried to another and said:
 "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory."

  Isaiah 6:1-3

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Chugach Mountains, Seward Highway, Alaska -- Green Pastures

The LORD makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. 

Psalm 23:2-3 

Sonoma Coast State Park, Bodega Bay, California - "All Scripture is God-breathed"


All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada - "Seek him, he will be Found"

 The LORD is with you when you are with him.  If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

2 Chronicles 15:26

Wapiti Valley, Yellowstone National Park - "Here am I, here am I"

"I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me.  To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, 'Here am I, here am I.'  All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations."

Isaiah 65:1-2

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