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Trust His Heart

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Thought Conditioner #17

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Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:20

Today, remind yourself that nothing is too good to be true. Your great hopes can be realized. Your most wonderful dreams can come true. All that you really need, you can have. An incredible goodness is operating in your behalf.

If you are living a paltry life, resolve to stop it today. Expect great things to happen. Confidently receive God’s abundant blessings. Do not think lack. Instead think prosperity, abundance, the best of everything. God wants to give to you, His child, every good thing. Don’t hinder His generosity.

Thought Conditioners by Norman Vincent Peale

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Hope Continually

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My hope is in the Lord

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Develop Your Patience

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One Day At A Time

IMG031 (4)One day at a time, with its failures and fears, With its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears, With its portion of pain and its burden of care; One day at a time we must meet and must bear.

One day at a time to be patient and strong, To be calm under trial and sweet under wrong; Then its toiling shall pass and its sorrow shall cease; It shall darken and die, and the night shall bring peace.

One day at a time – but the day is so long, And the heart is not brave, and the soul is not strong, 0 Thou pitiful Christ, be Thou near all the way; Give courage and patience and strength for the day.

Swift cometh His answer, so clear and so sweet; “Yea, I will be with thee, thy troubles to meet; I will not forget thee, nor fail thee, nor grieve; I will not forsake thee; I never will leave.”

Not yesterday’s load we are called on to bear, Nor the morrow’s uncertain and shadowy care; Why should we look forward or back with dismay? Our needs, as our mercies, are but for the day.

One day at a time, and the day is His day; He hath numbered its hours, though they haste or delay. His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone; As the day, so the strength that He giveth His own.

—Annie Johnson Flint

Travel Theme: Romance

“Romance at Sunset”

I watched this lovely older couple hike to this beautiful vantage point to view a stunning sunset. How in love they looked even after years of togetherness.

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View from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine

 

Check out this and other Travel Themes

Light in Darkness

Towards the end of my journey my mind became clouded with darkness and the only relief was raising my hands in praise and singing songs of worship. A dear friend’s illness, death of my father, death of the dream of ever meeting my brothers and sisters, and an uncertain future all contributed to this dark cloud. Of all the songs on the radio at that time Light up the Sky meant the most in my darkness. God came close to show me there was nothing he wouldn’t do. If I had given up I would have never know the extent of the glory of God.

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Light up the Sky by The Afters

 When I’m feeling all alone and so far to go
The signs are nowhere on this road guiding me home
When the night is closing in
It’s falling on my skin
Oh God will You come close

Light, light, light up the sky
Light up the sky to show me You are with me
I, I, I can’t deny
Oh I can’t deny that You are right here with me
You’ve opened my eyes so I can see You all around me
Light, light, light up the sky
Light up the sky to show me You are with me

When stars are hiding in the clouds
I don’t feel them shining
When I can’t see beyond my doubt
The silver lining
When I’ve almost reached the end
Like a flood You’re rushing in
Love is rushing in

So I run straight to Your arms
You’re the bright and morning Sun
To show Your love, there’s nothing You won’t do

Light, light, light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me You are with me
I, I, I can’t deny
Oh I can’t deny that You are right here with me
You’ve opened my eyes so I can see You all around me
Light, light, light up the sky
Light up the sky to show me You are with me

Check out the video  Light Up The Sky.

Day 384 – 7.19.10 Brimley State Park, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Nature holds all the answers – go outside and ask some questions – open your heart and listen to the response! ~Amethyst Wyldfyre

Day 380 – 7.15.10 Lake Huron

He who forms the mountains,
who creates the wind,
and who reveals his thoughts to mankind,
who turns dawn to darkness,
and treads on the heights of the earth—
the Lord God Almighty is his name.

Amos 4:13

Day 355 – 6.20.10 Lake Michigan Lighthouses

While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

 John 9:5 (NIV)

Day 295 – 4.21.10 Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky

“Nature is the art of God.”  – Thomas Browne

Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there. ~Robb Sagendorph

Day 188 – 1.4.10 Georgia’s Barrier Islands

Jekyll Island, St Simons Island & Tybee Island

Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.          Psalm 43:3 (NIV) 

Day 89; 9.27.09 Grand Teton National Park

The first time I visited this park my daughters and I were driving south from Yellowstone. I was in the passenger seat looking out the window, jaw dropped, breathing rapidly. I had never seen such a site. The mountains appear shoot out of the ground effortlessly. It was amazing. I’m from the east coast where 4000 feet is considered a good size mountain. We were already at 8000 feet and these peaks shot up another 7000. This was a spiritual experience, the force it took to create these massive peaks can only compare with the power of God. I decided then to change my geographic focus from cultural to geomorphology. Everywhere you look, this earth is filled with his glory.

I had to come back. No the experience wasn’t the same, the wild fires put a damper in my enthusiasm but I realized it was just as amazing and a new experience. It didn’t have to be the same. This time Jesus was with me.

 

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! – John Muir

Day 61: Aug 30. “Destination: Whitefish Point, MI”

I intended to reach Whitefish Point, Michigan on my first day. This is the Place where you’ll find the monument for the Edmund Fitzgerald. You remember the song by Gordon Lightfoot? But along the way I was enticed by a sign that read “Canadian border 54 miles”. I’ve not been to this part of Canada before and I thought that seeing the sun setting over Lake Superior would be cool. I asked God and he said “go for it”. And so it was a beautiful sunset.

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Ok, I didn’t make it to Whitefish as God said “sunset in Ontario”. Well as you can see this trip is not set in stone. No destination is unchangeable.

So I’m off to an interesting start – a major detour on my first day driving. But that is what this trip is about – following Christ and trusting him for everything. I have my plans but I need to stay open to where he leads.

Moral of the story: keep close to Jesus, follow him closely, because you never know when or where to road may change. If we aren’t following closely we may take a detour we don’t want.

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

Day 16; 7.16.09 Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

After a hot night last night I looked forward to a campsite with electricity and showers. This is a lovely park. The lakeshore areas are interesting as well as beautiful. I was able to get close to the “inner workings” of the dam and where the boats go through. It’s somewhat like locks, pretty cool.

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And even better…a great sunset.

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