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Showing posts with label Garden of the Gods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Garden of the Gods. Show all posts

Monday, April 3, 2023

Garden of the Gods - “I am the Living One”


I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

Revelations 1:18

Friday, March 31, 2023

Garden of Cliffs - “God Surprises”


Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Garden of the Gods - “Who Are You?”

John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’”
JOHN 1:23 (NIV)

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Garden of God - “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)

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs - “A Light Unto Our Path”

Inerrancy of Scripture

Whereas inspiration concerns the origin of the Bible’s authority, inerrancy describes its nature. By inerrancy we refer not only to the Bible’s being “without error” but also to its inability to err (we might helpfully illustrate this point by comparing it to the distinction between Jesus’ sinlessness or being without sin, on the one hand, and his impeccability or inability to sin on the other). Inerrancy, positively defined, refers to a central and crucial property of the Bible, namely, its utter truthfulness.

The basis for the doctrine of biblical inerrancy is located both in the nature of God and in the Bible’s teaching about itself. First, if God is perfect—all-knowing, all-wise, all-good—it follows that God speaks the truth. God does not tell lies; God is not ignorant. God’s Word is thus free from all error arising either from conscious deceit or unconscious ignorance. Such is the unanimous confession of the psalmist, the prophets, the Lord Jesus and the apostles. Second, the Bible presents itself as the Word of God written. Thus, in addition to its humanity (which is never denied), the Bible also enjoys the privileges and prerogatives of its status as God’s Word. God’s Word is thus wholly reliable, a trustworthy guide to reality, a light unto our path.

C S Lewis Institute

Friday, February 3, 2023

American Mother’s Chapel, Colorado Springs - “Come Now”

Learn to do good; Seek justice, 
correct oppression; 
Bring justice to the fatherless, 
plead the widow’s cause. 

 Come now, let us reason together, 
says the Lord
though your sins are like scarlet, 
they shall be as white as snow; 
though they are red like crimson, 
they shall become like wool. 
 If you are willing and obedient, 
you shall eat the good of the land; 
 but if you refuse and rebel, 
you shall be eaten by the sword; 
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Isaiah 1:17-20

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs - “The Whole Creation Groans”

 We know that the whole creation has been groaningas in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.  Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.  For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?  But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

Romans 8:22-27

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

Saturday, March 19, 2022

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

Friday, February 25, 2022

Pray for Ukraine - "Don't be Discouraged...for the Battle is not Yours, but God's"


This is what the LORD says:  Do not be afraid!  Don't be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God's.

2 Chronicles 20:15t

Monday, January 24, 2022

In the beginning was the Word


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made, without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:1-5 NIV

Friday, September 10, 2021

Pikes Peak - The Path of Life


I keep my eyes always on the Lord.  With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me  to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:18-11 NIV

Monday, September 6, 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Rocky Mountains - Love Never Fails

 Love never fails.  But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even a I am fully known.

And now these three remain:  faith, hope and love.  but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 NIV

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Garden of The Gods National Natural Landmark

 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

John 10:27 NIV

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it." when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Isaiah 30:21 ESV

Ask me, and I will tell you things that you don't know and can't find out.

Jeremiah 33:3 CEV

The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth.  The Spirit doesn't speak on his own.  He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen.

John 16:13 CEV

In the past, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets of many times and in various ways, but in these days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.  The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.  After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.  So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

Hebrews 1:1-5 NIV

Friday, April 23, 2021

World Without End

Ephesians 3:21 NKJ

 To Him be glory in the
church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Healing Touch


These pictures are from Garden of the Gods, a silhouette of the canyons stretching across the horizon.  The healing touch of nature is what I seek when I need calmness and serenity in my life.  Jesus stretches out his hand to give a handling touch for those who seek him.  When our daughter died, I couldn't sleep or rest without tears falling.  I was in anguish, my heart was broken and the tears fell endlessly.  It was my husband holding me in his arms until I finally went to sleep each night that helped to calm and comfort me.  Through my husband actions, I experience God's presence in those moments of anguish and sorrow.

Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him.  ~Mark 1:41 NRSV

Friday, March 5, 2021

God Whispers to Us


"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

~C.S. Lewis