God in all things, Photography, Prayer, Scenery, Travel

Threshold

Better one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. Better the threshold of the house of my God than a home in the tents of the wicked. For a sun and shield is the Lord God, bestowing all grace and glory. The Lord withholds no good thing from those who walk without reproach. O Lord of hosts, blessed the one who trusts in you! Psalm 84:10-12

(Bear Lake and Nymph Lake, RMNP)

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Partly cloudy

This photo was taken in mid-winter at Sweet Arrow Reserve. You can see a little snow on the ground and ice on the water. The trees are without any signs of life. But the sun is shining, brightening the day. It’s cloudy but there is blue sky above.

What do you see in the world around you? There is always good and bad; it’s important not to be too focused on either.

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Joy

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come before God, singing for joy. Know that the Lord is God, who made us, to whom we belong. We are God’s people, the sheep of God’s flock. Enter the temple gates with thanksgiving and its courts with songs of praise. Give thanks and bless God’s name. Psalm 100:1-4

(Lily Lake, Estes Park Colorado)

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Remnants

This is a photo of Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain NP. Notice the color of the water. I think this due to the remnants of glacier run off. Thousands of years ago there many large glaciers in RMNP, but all that remains now are a few cirque glaciers which are the remnants of much the larger valley glaciers. Other remnants of glacier can be seen throughout RMNP, including Moraine Park and Glacier Basin.

In a similar way, each of has had remarkable events in our lives that have long lasting effects. Daily reflection helps us keep these events in proper perspective.

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Too Wonderful

O Lord, you search me and you know me. You yourself know my resting and my rising; you discern my thoughts from afar. You mark when I walk or lie down; you know all my ways through and through. Before ever a word is on my tongue, you know it, O Lord, through and through. Behind and before, you besiege me, your hand ever laid upon me. Too wonderful for me, this knowledge; too high, beyond my reach. O where can I go from your spirit, or where can I flee from your face? If I climb the heavens, you are there. If I lie in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the dawn or dwell at the sea’s furthest end, even there your hand would lead me; your right hand would hold me fast. Psalm 139:1-10

(Photo Rocky Mountain National Park)

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Truth

What was the first thing you noticed about the photo? Probably not that it was upside down. The reflection in the water (Gem Lake in RMNP) is so clear that it looks more “real” than the actual rock and trees.

We learn to rely on what we “see”, but our expectations sometimes allow us to be deceived. There is one absolute Truth in our lives.

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The Plan of the Lord

Rocky Mountain NP

Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all who dwell in the world show him reverence. For God spoke, and it came to be, commanded, and it stood in place. The Lord foils the plan of nations, frustrates the designs of peoples. But the plan of the Lord stands forever, the designs of God’s heart through all generations. Psalms 33:8-11

Rocky Mountain NP

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How the Wind Blows

When you look at the water in this photo, you might guess this is a stream or river. It is actually Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain NP. The ripples in the water are from the wind. I’ve written about the wind before, how you can easily see the effect of the wind though you can actually see the wind.

This seems like a great reminder that life can be easily misunderstood. Causes are more often theory than proven fact. In a similar way, intent is often judged by end result which may or may not be accurate.

In the current time, when we are a people so divided, make a goal to follow the principle of presupposition. Namely, we should be eager to put a good interpretation on someone’s statement rather than condemn it.

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