..."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)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Consider Jesus. Know Jesus. Learn what kind of Person it is you say you trust and love and worship. Soak in the shadow of Jesus. Saturate your soul with the ways of Jesus. Watch Him. Listen to Him. Stand in awe of Him. Let Him overwhelm you with the way He is.

- John Piper

photo taken in Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, Colorado
(as always, thanks for driving, Tara!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the

sturdiest trees are found.” -Hudson Taylor.

photo taken near the Continental Divide, Colorado

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Spiritual Friendship

Let this law, therefore, be held in respect among friends, namely, they expend themselves and
their goods for one another in such a way that he who gives preserves a cheerful aspect,
and that he who receives does not lose confidence. When Boaz observed the poverty
of Ruth, the Moabite, he spoke to her as she was gathering ears of corn behind his
reapers, consoled her and invited her to the table of his servants, and sparing in kindly
fashion her embarrassment, he ordered his reapers to leave ears of corn even
purposely so that she might collect them without shame. In the same way we ought
the more adroitly seek out the needs of our friends, anticipate their requests
by good services, and observe such demeanor in our giving that the recipient,
rather than the giver, appears to be bestowing the favor."

--Aelred of Rievaulx, "Spiritual Friendship" --

Aelred of Rievaulx was born in 1110 in Northumbria, UK. He became the
abbott of  the famed Cistercian Rievaulx Monastery in Yorkshire. His work on 
Spiritual Friendship is a classic. Rievaulx was dissolved by Henry the 8th
in the 1538. It's ruins still stand.

photo taken in Abergavenny, Wales

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just When God's Ready.....

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."-- Ansel Adams

photo taken near Gould, Colorado

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me

He ain't heavy, he's my brother

--He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother-
B Russell & B.Scott

photo taken in Lincolnville, Maine

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Ability to Be Faithful

Not everyone possesses boundless energy or a conspicuous talent. We are not
equally blessed with great intellect or physical beauty or emotional strength. But we have
all been given the same ability to be faithful.

--Gigi Graham Tchividjian

photo of Mariah, my foster dog, who is blessed with boundless energy!