..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gazing on God

Constantly practice the habit of inwardly gazing upon God. You know that something inside your heart sees God.

Even when you are compelled to withdraw your conscious attention in order to engage in earthly affairs, there is within you a secret communion always going on.

- A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), "The Pursuit of God"

photo taken in Northampton, MA

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Stout Heart

Give me a stout heart to bear my own burdens. Give me a willing

heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to

cast all burdens upon Thee, O Lord.

- John Baillie (1886-1960) & Donald M. Baillie (1887-1954), "A

Diary of Private Prayer"

photo taken near Rand, Colorado.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"Asked about my theology, I take the Bible and speak with all my soul. I believe everything written in this book. Asked to state my confession of faith. I refer them to the 'Apostles Creed'. My model of prayer is the Lord's Prayer, my rules of living the 'Ten Commandments.' But what will the sophisticated people of the world say to that? Perhaps they smile at the childish old man. But I have found Christ and he is everything to me. My whole life has been a pilgrim journey. Nowhere have I found an abiding city. But now my heavenly fatherland, to whose threshold my leader, my light, my savior has lead me, looms up before me. For me the thing necessary is to forget what is behind and to hasten toward the prize of the heavenly call of God." - John Comenius (1650 Moravian Bishop)

photo taken on the Rand Cutoff Road, near Gould, CO

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God

All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

--Chris Tomlin "Indescribable"

photo taken on the Rand Cutoff Road, Gould, Colorado

Thursday, July 07, 2011

May the fiery and sweet strength of Thy love, I pray Thee, O my
Lord, absorb my soul, and make all things under heaven as nothing
unto me, that for the love of Thy love I may die, as Thou didst
deign to die for love of mine. Amen.

--. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), 

photo taken in Feeding Hills, MA