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Showing posts with label Georgia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Georgia. Show all posts

Monday, April 17, 2023

Cumberland Island, Dungeness Estate Ruins, Georgia - “The Way of Life and The Way of Death”

  "Now you shall say to this people, 'Thus says the Lord: "Behold, I set before you the   way of life and the way of death. 

He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence; but he who goes out and defects to the Chaldeans who besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be as a prize to him. 
For I have set My face against this city for adversity and not for good," says the Lord. "It shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire." ' 
“And concerning the house of the king of Judah, say, 'Hear the word of the Lord, 
O house of David! Thus says the Lord: "Execute judgment in the morning; And deliver him who is plundered Out of the hand of the oppressor, Lest My fury go forth like fire And burn so that no one can quench it, Because of the evil of your doings. 
“Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley, And rock of the plain," says the Lord, "Who say, 'Who shall come down against us? Or who shall enter our dwellings?' 
But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings," says the Lord; "I will kindle a fire in its forest, And it shall devour all things around it." 
Jeremiah 21:8-14

Monday, April 3, 2023

Jekyll Island, Georgia - Choose to Rejoice

Though the fig tree doesn’t bloom, and there’s no produce on the vine; though the olive crop withers, and the fields don’t provide food . . . I will rejoice in the Lord. I will rejoice in the God of my deliverance.
HABAKKUK 3:17-18 (CEB)


Friday, March 31, 2023

Hiwassee River, Cherokee County - “Perfect Peace”


You will keep in perfect peace

    those whose minds are steadfast,

    because they trust in you.

Trust in the LORD forever,

    for the LORD, the LORD himself, 

        is the Rock eternal.

                Isaiah 26:3-4

Monday, February 13, 2023

Brasstown Bald Mountain, Appalachian Mountains - “Our Comforter In Times Of Trouble”


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia - “He will be called…Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”

For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders.
 And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, November 13, 2022

F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain Georgia - "Kindness is Everything"

 Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me food to eat.  I was thirsty and you gave me a drink.  I was a stranger and you welcomed me.  I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear.  I was sick and you took care of me.  I was in prison and you visited me."

Matthew 25:35-36 CEB

Providence Canyon State Park, Lumpkin Georgia - "Never Give Up'"

 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

James 1:2-3 NIV

Monday, November 7, 2022

Blood Mountain Wilderness - “Better is One Day in your Courts than a Thousand Elsewhere”

Better is one day in your courts
    than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
    from those whose walk is blameless.

Psalm 84:10-11

Amicalola Falls State Park - “Be Transformed by the Renewing of your Mind”

 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

Monday, October 24, 2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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

Thursday, March 31, 2022

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

Saturday, March 5, 2022

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)

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Little Tallapoosa River

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

                     Amos 5:24

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Appalachian Mountains - "Time is in His Hands Beginning and the End"


How Great Is Our God 


The splendor of a King, 
Clothed in majesty
Let all the Earth rejoice
All the Earth rejoice

He wraps himself in light
And darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Age to age He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One
Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Lyrics By Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves

Scripture Reference:

Psalm 104:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul!  O LORD my God.  You are very great; Your are clothed with splendor and majesty.

1 Chronicles 16:31

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among nations, The Lord reigns.

Psalm 104:2

Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

Joel 3:16

The Lord roars from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth tremble.  But the Lord is a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the sons of Israel.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Moultrie Creek - What does Grief feel like?


What does Grief feel like?

Grief feels like you are moving through a bad dream you can’t wake up from. 

Grief is constantly asking “Why?” and knowing even if you had the answers they would never be good enough.

Grief is feeling lost in the places you have been before and being homesick for the past.

Grief feels like a deep ache that you can’t seem to pinpoint where it hurts…but the pain is there. 

Grief is feeling a part of you went away with them on the day they died. 

Grief is people saying lots of unhelpful things because they want you to feel better. Little do they know that when they say “They would want you to happy/strong” makes us feel that we are disappointing the ones we lost for feeling like we do. 

Grief is just going through the motions of your day in a steady haze.

Grief is the constant tug of war of holding on tightly to what was and letting go of what might have been. 

Grief is walking through a thick brain fog with your loss always on your mind but your daily tasks far from it. 

Grief is Googling if how you are feeling is normal and desperately looking for a timelines for when you might be better. Being rushed by others to move on makes this even harder to heal on your own time. 

Grief is having the overwhelming feeling of guilt for moving on without them or for things that were said or went unsaid. 

Grief is comparing yourself to how others are grieving and wondering if you are doing it right.

Grief is losing that feeling of “being home”. 

Grief is the feeling of being alone when you are with a group of people. 

Grief shakes you to your core, spins you around and drops you off in the middle of wreckage exposing your vulnerability. 

Grief is judging yourself for not being further than you are in your healing. Talk to yourself like you are consoling your best friend if they were going through the same thing. 

Grief can make you feel anger and question your faith. 

Grief can feel different from day to day even hour by hour. There are emotional ups and downs, drop offs, exhausting climbs and switch backs. 

Grief is the tossing and turning of sleepless nights and just wanting some respite from your own thoughts.

Grief cant be outrun. It catches up with you. Feeling it (even the sharpest edges) is the only way through. 

Grief can sometimes feel like looking at the world through a dark filter with the colors you used to love muted in comparison.

Grief is whispering “I miss you” and looking everywhere for a sign from them.  

Grief is worrying that you will never feel normal and comfortable in your own life again.

Grief feels like just wanting a hug or a simple “I’m here for you” instead of people trying to rationalize your loss or try to fix how you are feeling. 

Grief is the rude awakening that when your whole world world has stopped, the rest of the world keeps moving unscathed. 

Grief feels like choosing to be alone because small talk is exhausting and being with people who can’t relate feels even more isolating. 

Grief feels like suffocating on the reality that there will be no new memories so you hold on so tightly to the past. 

Grief feels like backing out of plans because you aren’t sure how you will feel on that particular day.

Grief feels like fear. We have seen that life is fragile and that can bring out anxiety and panic attacks. 

Grief is waking up in the morning and losing them all over again.

Grief is going about your everyday tasks and being hit with a wave of sadness and disbelief at the realization that they are gone. 

Grief feels like being deep in dispair and for some time, it may feel like you don’t have a place in this world. 

Grief feels like being back to the first day you lost them after hearing a particular song or driving past a place you enjoyed together.

Grief is feeling a little jealous of seeing others with their loved ones and envious of seeing people in their mundane lives. 

Grief feels like dreading holidays and special events instead of how you used to look forward to them.

Grief is trying to pretend you are ok on the outside while feeling torn apart on the inside. 

Grief is wanting others to mention their loved one and wishing people knew that it helps to hear their name and stories about them. They are never far from our minds anyways.

Grief is learning that these feelings are ever changing and it will be with us in some degree for the rest of our lives. 

Grief is a measure of how much love you gave them while they were here so the pain is of losing them fills that empty space. In time, we learn how to live with that heaviness. 

The heartache begins to soften. 

Tears and smiles can coexist. 

Grief is learning how to keep them close to us in other ways. The best memories can never die. And because of that, we will carry it with us until we see them again

Written by Kristie Reitz

The After Glow

Crystal Michelle Fallin June 19, 1984 - August 18, 2019

Friday, April 16, 2021

Enter by the Narrow Gate

 "Enter by the narrow gate.  For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.  for the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few."

Matthew 7:13-14

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

"The Best Things in Life can never be kept"

 "The best things in life can never be kept; They must be given away.  A Smile, a kiss, and Love."

~Robert Browning