Isaiah 55

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure forever.”

This is Mt Rainer in Seattle WA. 
on a clear day.
It's that surprise mountain, 
now you see it, now you don't.  
It was certainly a surprise to me ...
while riding down this busy road...
and there it was bigger than life. 
It was kind of scary. 
I'm from CO
I'm used to mountains....
but this was unexpected...
because its not always visible. 
When it is this up close and personal, 
it's breathtakingly MAJESTIC!

Rim of Fire

Be Imitators of Christ's LOVE

Happy Valentines Day

Therefore be imitators of God, 

as beloved children;

and walk in love, 

just as Christ also loved you 

and gave Himself up for us, 

 an offering and a sacrifice 

to God as a fragrant aroma.
Ephesians 5:1-2

Image taken at the
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Washington State
image credit
goes to my daughter


The Covenant Sealed

Then Moses went up 
with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, 
and seventy of the elders of Israel,

 and they saw the God of Israel; 

and under His feet 
there appeared to be 
a pavement of sapphire, 
as clear as the sky itself.
Exodous 24: 9-10 

* taken through a dirty window 
with just my phone camera.
But still captured the awesome colors. 

How Majestic is Your Name in all the Earth


The LORD on high 
is mightier
 than the noise 
of many waters, 

than the mighty 
waves of the sea.


the LORD above 
is mightier 
than these!


Thy testimonies 
are very sure: 
holiness becometh 
thine house, 
O LORD, for ever.

Psalm 93: 4-5

" iHeart U " says the Lord

I Am His 
He is Mine


My Beloved
His Warrior Bride

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
Psalm 91

This cloud appeared right outside my patio doors. I had turned to walk inside...and for some reason turned back around to see this huge heart staring back at me! I was stunned. I could hardly believe my eyes.  It just shouted 'I LOVE YOU'...and I truly felt embraced by my Beloved Lord...lover of my soul. 

I have committed to the reading of this Psalm before going to sleep. It still makes me cry...He loves you and me so much. He knows the tribulation that is before us...and He promises to carry us through. If you've lost Jesus...He'll carry you too!

He Has Become My Salvation

The LORD is my strength

 and my defense; 

he has become my salvation. 

He is my God, 

and I will praise him, 

my father's God, 

and I will exalt him.

Exodus 15:2

Photo taken with a smartphone -  courtesy of my son