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.

A Psalm for This New Year

Dawn of a new day and a new year

God has numbered our days (Psalm 90)
In Him—there is redemption for days past.
In Him—there is guidance and strength for today.
In Him—there is hope for all the days in our future.

You hem me in—behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me. (Psalm 139:5-6)

In these times of great turmoil, Lord teach me to number my days in You.

God’s Unfailing Love

Sunrise over Lake Wenatchee

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say this— Psalm 107:1.

When you stumble and fall—give thanks for His unfailing love and ask for help.

When you are ashamed by your lack of self-control—give thanks for His unfailing love and ask for strength. 

When your health fails—give thanks for His unfailing love and ask for healing.

Remember the Lord’s love has triumphed over the grave. He’s risen; our hope is in Him and His unfailing love.

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership upon us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

Hallelujah! Give thanks.

Rejoice!

Sunrise on Wedge Mountain

The Lord is near,
I can be gentle,
I can be kind.

The Lord is my Shepherd,
He knows my way,
I can rest in Him.

The Lord will never leave me,
night will not overcome,
nor fear drive Him away.

The Lord is near,
I can lie down in peace,
I can rise up in joy.

Rejoice in the Lord always;
again I will say, rejoice!

( Philippians 4:4-5; Psalm 23; Hebrews 13:5)