I thought that I would take some time to share some personal pictures of how blessed I feel in The Lord. It seems that there may be so many questions about one’s life. I would have to say that God has certainly done a work in my life. In order to get to know me a little better, I thought that this might help. With each picture I have included a short explanation with a verse of Scripture to note the fact that the mercy of Jesus Christ hasmost assuredly kept my life tightly in His care despite every obstacle that could make lifedifficult. As you may notice, I’ve desired to make every moment count in God’s Word!
Relaxing in study with a portable table.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not tobe ashamed, righty dividing the wordof truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
Ready to go as God guides.
“Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journeyby the will of God to come unto you.” Romans 1:10
Trying to enjoy a new hobby.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am comethat they might have life, and that theymight have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Enjoying an outing to a local park.
“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit ofglory and of God resteth upon you:on their part he is evil spoken of, buton your part he is glorified.” 1 Peter 4:14
God only knows what we do not!
“And as it is appointed unto menonce to die, but after this thejudgment:So Christ was once offered to bearthe sins of many; and unto themthat look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9: 27-28
I’m just trying to pull a few weeds.
“But he said, Nay; lest while ye gatherup the tares, ye root up alsothe wheat with them.” Matthew 13:29
Does life ever make you feel stranded?
“Let your conversation be withoutcovetousness; and be content withsuch things as ye have: for he hathsaid, I will never leave thee, norforsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,” Ephesians 5:15
“For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them thatperish:” 2 Corinthians 2:15
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
…and then, God makes a way for us!
“Then shalt thou walk in thy waysafely, and thy foot shall notstumble.” Proverbs 3:23
We have come a long way in terms of energy!
“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering withjoyfulness;” Colossians 1:11
Traveling along life’s way may seem risky.
“Thus saith the LORD, whichmaketh a way in the sea,and a path in the mightywaters;” Isaiah 43:16
Just what form of power does one seek for?
“Death and life are in thepower of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
Under the shadows, God’s love still shines!
“Keep me as the apple of theeye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,” Psalm 17:8
Notice how beautifully layered near and far.
“In whose hand are thedepths of the earth, Thepeaks of the mountainsare His also.” Psalm 95:4 NAS
A bird’s eye look at hidden beauty.
“Whereby are given unto usexceeding great and preciouspromises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escapedthe corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4
I would love to ride again someday!
“But thanks be to God!He gives us the victorythrough our Lord JesusChrist.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV
Thanks for a little rest break today!
“Therefore my heart isglad and my tongue rejoices; my body alsowill live in hope,” Acts 2:26 NIV
A cute fishing hole or what…, “any fish there?”
“He draws up the dropsof water, which distillas rain to the streams;” Job 36:27 NIV
A beauty to visit and enjoy of God’s creation!
“Finally, brothers, whatever istrue, whatever is noble, what-ever is right, whatever is pure,whatever is lovely, whatever isadmirable - if anything is ex-cellent or praiseworthy - thinkabout such things.” Philippians 4:8 NIV
Victory Jesus gives in restored lives!
“Thou hast caused men to rideover our heads; we went throughfire and through water: but thou broughtest us out intoa wealthy (Heb. “moist”) place.” Psalm 66:12
Jesus protects us through the storms of life!
“And he saith unto them,Why are ye fearful, O yeof little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked thewinds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” Matthew 8:26
The Lord has kept us in His care!
“Honour thy father and mother; which is thefirst commandment withpromise;” Ephesians 6:2
Always staying In The Word of God!
“Take the helmet of salvationand the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit onall occasions with all kinds ofprayers and requests. Withthis in mind, be alert andalways keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:17-18 NIV
Overflowing goodness and flowering beauty!
“O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art myLord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;” Psalm 16:2
Growing strong and planted firmly!
“Have not I commanded thee?Be strong and of a good courage;be not afraid, neither be thoudismayed: for the LORD thy Godis with thee whithersoeverthou goest.” Joshua 1:9
Mother and Daughter (“Mom and Preacher”)
“And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person,a preacher of righteousness,bringing in the flood upon theworld of the ungodly;” 2 Peter 2:5
Father and Daughter (“Dad and Preacher”)
“Who are kept by the power ofGod through faith unto salvationready to be revealed in the lasttime.” 1 Peter 1:5
A sweet visit makes me smile!
“These things have I spoken untoyou, that my joy might remain inyou, and that your joy mightbe full.” John 15:11
Knowing Jesus brings the greatest excitement!
“For unto you is born this dayin the city of David a Saviour,which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
Hi, it’s me again, big smile!
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presenceis fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11
The beauty of God’s handiwork in full bloom!
“He hath made every thingbeautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in theirheart, so that no man canfind out the work that Godmaketh from the beginningto the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Stacked in beauty and charmed in goodness!
“For the LORD God is a sunand shield: the LORD willgive grace and glory: no good thing will he withholdfrom them that walkuprightly.” Psalm 84:11
Seemingly harsh winters are still very peaceful.
“Thou hast set all the bordersof the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.” Psalm 74:17
Picture taken at Spruce Knob , West Virginia, USA. West Virginia’s Highest Elevation.
“May blessing (praise, laudation,and eulogy) be to the God andFather of our Lord Jesus Christ(the Messiah) Who has blessedus in Christ with every spiritual(given by the Holy Spirit) blessingin the heavenly realm!” Ephesians 1:3 AMP
Taking a break in the fresh, crisp air helps to go farther.
“I therefore so run, not asuncertainly; (without aim)so fight I, not as one that beats the air:”1 Corinthians 9:26 KJV Easy-Reading
Nobody in this picture that I know of, except maybe climbers.
“I have no greater joy thanto hear that my childrenwalk in truth.” 3 John verse 4
The beauty God created in each and every pedal!
“As the lily among thorns, so is my love among thedaughters.”Song of Solomon 2:2
As layers lightly stacked so our lives have even more meaning!
“The flowers appear on theearth; the time of the singingof birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard inour land;”Song of Solomon 2:12 (KJVER)
God’s idea of beauty as with a splash of paint delicately placed!
“Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.”Proverbs 25:11 (NAS)
Picture I took of my precious Grandma with Mom and Dad!
“Cast me not off in thetime of old age;forsake me not whenmy strength fails.”Psalm 71:9 (KJVER)
Please remember me in your prayers everyday!
“I can do all things through Christwhich strengthenethme.”Philippians 4:13
A buz-z-zy nature working hard at what it does best!
“How many are yourworks, O LORD!In wisdom you madethem all; the earthis full of your creatures.” Psalm 104:24 NIV
Neatly packaged and ready to open by God’s timing!
“The LORD make his faceshine upon thee, and begracious unto thee:” Numbers 6:25
Beautifully opened to enjoy for a time!
“Deck thyself now withmajesty and excellency;and array thyself withglory and beauty.” Job 40:10
Natures lawn mowers, or should I say lawn grazers.
“He makes my feet like the feet of a deerand sets me securelyon the heights.” 2 Samuel 22:34 CSB
Natures chain of hearts strung carefully by God’s design.
“Teach me thy way, O LORD;I will walk in thy truth: unitemy heart to fear thy name.” Psalm 86:11
A road nestled in perfect view in an awesome sight.
“Teach me to do thy will;for thou art my God: thy spirit is good;lead me into the landof uprightness.” Psalm 143:10
“Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thywaterspouts: all thywaves and thy billowsare gone over me.” Psalm 42:7
A magnificent sound and refreshing mist to cool off.
A sweet little tortoise to make you smile, Oh how cute!
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creepingthing, and beast of the earth after his kind: andit was so.” Genesis 1:24
I love the stillness that matches the beauty!
“The heavens declare theglory of God; and thefirmament showethhis handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
All bunched together but never too crowded.
“But as for me, I will comeinto thy house in the multitude of thy mercy:and in thy fear will I worship toward thyholy temple.” Psalm 5:7
This brightness of beauty certainly is an eye catcher!
“ But as it is written, Eyehath not seen, nor earheard, neither have entered into the heartof man, the things whichGod hath prepared forthem that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
Imagine yourself being lifed up far above all these.
“For the Lord himself shalldescend from heaven witha shout, with the voice of thearchangel, and with the trumpof God: and the dead in Christshall rise first:Then we which are alive andremain shall be caught uptogether with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in theair: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17