About Stephen Hufman

A physician in Family Medicine for the last 35 years, now concentrating on writing and photography. My intention is to encourage and strengthen people in the Lord. In all things I hope to be pleasing to Jesus who has given me so much. The photography is all taken by me. I use a Canon 5D mark 3, and Canon G10.

Meditation on God’s unfailing love

Eight Mile Creek

When life gets lumpy it is good for the soul and mind to meditate on God’s unfailing love. The following are some verses to help in your meditation: 

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. Ex 15:13

Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. Psalm 6:4

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5

For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken. Psalm 21:7

Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Psalm 31:16

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him. Psalm 32:10

But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, Psalm 33:18

May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7

Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love. Psalm 44:26

Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Psalm 48:9

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1

But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. Psalm 52:8

Show us your unfailing love, LORD, and grant us your salvation. Psalm 85:7

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14

Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. Psalm 130:7

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8

In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant. Psalm 143:12

the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147:11

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

Beautiful Moment

God’s Love—not for just a moment, but forever

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

His goodness plots the course of the sun and clouds to create a beautiful scenes. Though the beauty of the moment is fleeting His goodness and love are everlasting. Thank God His love is not limited by my ability to put it into words, or take a photograph. 

It is greater than my imagination.
It is not measured by what I deserve.
It does not stop when I wander off,
but seeks me out and brings me back.
I cannot diminish it,
but I can increase it by receiving His love and giving it away.
It surrounds me like a shield,
and guides me on the right path.
God’s love gives me freedom to be all that He created me to be.
His love washes over me and will never leave nor forsake me.
I don’t have to worry about tomorrow,
because God’s love and mercy are new every morning.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Stained Glass Window

Natures cathedral

The dawn speaks of God’s promise for a new day.
The birds rejoice with songs I long to sing.
The trees form stained glass windows to behold heaven’s beauty.
All nature hints of God’s glory for those who wait and earnestly seek Him.

For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! Isaiah 64:4

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Psalm 105:3

Come to the Light

Sunrise lifting the fog

My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.”
And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 NLT

O Lord, life is hard and I stumble at every turn.
Come and talk with Me.
I’ve made so many mistakes, I’ve ruined everything.
Come and talk with Me.
I have hurt those close to me.
Come and talk with Me.
I deserve to suffer for what I’ve done.
Come and talk with Me.
My life is beyond recovery.
Come and talk with Me.
How can I come when I can’t forgive myself?
Come and talk with Me.
Lord my heart wants to come but I’m scared.
Come and talk with Me.
Lord, I am coming…
Please, help me come.

Sun Peeking at the Day

Canada Geese flying over Leavenworth WA

The sun peeking at a brand new day.
A flock of geese honking mist away.
Deep breaths of cold clean air.
All creation proclaims God’s loving care.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20

Morning of Forever

Sunshine chasing away the snow

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6

Forever? A word for never ending.
Forever is about what’s ahead not what’s behind.
Oh, the marvelous thought of dwelling in the God’s goodness and love forever—
forever changes today.
The secret for a good today is reminding yourself of the Lord’s goodness and love inhabiting all your tomorrows… forever.

“When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun.”
Forever in Jesus changes our vision of the past.
The panorama of forever will be of God’s goodness and love.
“Amazing Grace,” I hope you will sing along.
“We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise then when we first begun.”

Soothing Praise

Sunrise in the Methow

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, Psalm 92:1

Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! Psalm 147:1

The “good” mentioned in these verses doesn’t just mean “the right thing to do.” It means praising God is good (healthy) for our mind body and soul. Praising God allows us to leave the past, the present, and the future in God’s hands. As we praise Him, it diminishes our stress and worry. We begin to relax as the joy of the Lord soothes our mind, body, and soul.