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Showing posts with label Washington Oaks State Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washington Oaks State Park. Show all posts

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Earth Day - “Fix Our Eyes Not On What is Seen”


“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” —2 Corinthians 4:16‭-‬18 (NIV)

Washington Oaks State Park - “Reaching Forward”

 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 3:13-14

Earth Day - “In His Hands are the Depths of the Earth”

 In his hand are the depths of the earth,

    and the mountain peaks belong to him.

Psalm 95:4

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

"Peace I Leave with You"

 "But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in  my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

John 14:26-27 NIV

"Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled"


"Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God, believe also in me.  My Father's House has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going."

John 14:1-4 NIV

The Greatest Discovery


"The greatest discovery we will ever make is to know the love of God, which was fully demonstrated by His Son's sacrifice on the cross for us.  This is the power that transforms man's myth into Christ's truth.  Jesus did not die on the cross for people's sin so that we would believe in Heaven--but that we would believe in HIM.  Heaven does not save souls...it collects them."

Billy Graham -"The Heaven Answer Book"

Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.  My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

John 14:23 NIV

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

To A Butterfly

 To A Butterfly

I've watched you now a full half hour
Self-poised upon that yellow flower,
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!-not frozen seas
More motionless!-and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!

This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister's flowers;
Here rest your wings when they are weary,
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!
We'll talk of sunshine and of song,
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.

By William Wordsworth 1807

Saturday, May 29, 2021

No Eye has Seen

 However, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived"-- the things God has prepared for those who love him"--

1 Corinthians 2:9

Friday, May 28, 2021

Faith is tasting the Saltiness of our Tears

faith is building an ark
when there is no rain,
dipping seven times in a muddy river
when you have open wounds,
 or marching in circles
and shouting praises
when your enemy is ready to do battle.

And sometimes
faith is
tasting the sweetness of God
in the saltiness of our tears.

Stacy L Sanchez

Friday, April 9, 2021

Knock and the Door will be Opened

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."

Matthew 7:7

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Flower of Joy


"Faith is born and sustained by the word of God, and out of faith grows the flower of joy."

John Piper, Desiring God:  Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Gift of God


For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--  Not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

The Word Became Flesh


The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Saturday, March 13, 2021

See How Flowers of the Field Grow

 "And why do you worry about clothes?  See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith?"

Matthew 6:28-30 NIV

Awake, North Wind, and Come, South Wind!

Awake, north wind, and come, south wind!  Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere.  Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
Song of Songs 6:2 NIV


Season of Singing has Come


See!  The Winter is past; the rains are over and gone.  Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

~Song of Songs 2:11-12 NIV

How the Wild Flowers Grow


"Consider how the wild flowers grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."

~Luke 12:27

The Crown of Life


But the rich should take pride in their humiliations - since they will pass away like a wild flower.  For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossoms falls and its beauty is destroyed.  In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.  Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

~James 1:10-12