Tag Archives: waterfalls

Never Give Up

Beaver River Falls, Minnesota

No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart
Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart
Be compassionate
Not just to your friends
But to everyone
Be compassionate
Work for peace
In your heart and in the world
Work for peace
And I say again
Never give up
No matter what is going on around you
Never give up

~ ~   Dalai Lama XIV   ~ ~

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Thought Conditioner 1

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:27

Cane Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park TennesseeThis text shows how to do an “impossible” thing. Size up your problem, pray about it, do all you can about it. If it seems impossible, don’t give up, but affirm, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Keep relaxed. Don’t worry. Avoid getting panicky. Never think, “This can’t be done.” Declare, “It can be done, it is being done because God is doing it through me.” Affirm that the process is in operation. The final outcome may not be entirely what you now desire. But, handled in this manner, the solution will be what God wants it to be.

Thought Conditioners by Norman Vincent Peale

 

Photo: Cane Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

A Confident Woman

Beaver River Falls, Minnesota

Beaver River Falls, Minnesota

Confidence is all about being positive concerning what you can do — and not worrying over what you can’t do. A confident person is open to learning, because she knows that her confidence allows her to walk through life’s doorways, eager to discover what waits on the other side. She knows that every new unknown is a chance to learn more about herself and unleash her abilities.

~  Joyce Meyer ~

 

 

Strength

Cascade River State Park, Minnesota

Cascade River State Park, Minnesota

“In quietness shall be your strength,”
Rely upon His Word;
Though endless seems the battles length,
Be sure your prayers are heard.

The conflict rages all about,
But there is peace within
The heart that trusts in God shall rout
The enemy and win.

Be confident, the Lord is near,
The foe is great and fierce,
But God is mightier, no fear
Can his bright armor pierce.

By  ~  Mildred E Christie

Confident Strength

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“We need to have a sense of triumph. Sometimes our confidence is shaken when trials come, especially if they are lengthy. We should have so much confidence in God’s love for us that no matter what comes against us, we know deep inside that we are more than conquerors. Be confident that during the trial, you will learn something that will help you in the future.“

~ ~  Joyce Meyer  ~ ~

 

My help comes from the Lord

My Help Comes From The Lord 
by – The Museum

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Minnesota

When sorrows come and hope seems gone
You’re the rock I rest upon
When waters rise and I can’t breathe
You’re the love that rescues me

When I’m broke and scarred by sin
Death gives way to life again
When I suffer, when I’m down
In you I’m free, in you I’m found

Out of the darkness, lifts up my eyes
Unto to the hills, I feel my faith rise

Maker of heaven, giver of life
You are my strength, my song in the night
My refuge, my shelter, now and forevermore
My help comes from the lord

Listen to My help comes from the Lord

New Creatures

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At times with sudden glory,
He speaks, and all is done;
Without one stroke of battle
The victory is won,
While we, with joy beholding,
Can scarce believe it true
That even our kingly Jesus
Can form such hearts anew.

—Charitie Lees de Chenez

Day 647, 4.8.11 – Clifty Falls State Park, Indiana

I have visited this park frequently over the couple decades; this will be my final weekend camping here. I will miss this place.

Day 641, 4.2.11 – Great Smoky Mountian National Park TN & NC

Didn’t I say I’d never come back here??? Well I did and it is still beautiful, especially without so many people.

“Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers.” John Muir

Day 635, 3.27.11 – Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.”          Luke 9:12 (NIV)

Day 630, 3.22.11 – Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

Day 628, 3.20.11 – Fall Hollow Falls, Natchez Trace Parkway

This is my fifth trip to these falls and each time I find something new.  This area has several falls if you’re daring enough to find all the intricacies in this area.

Day 493 – 11.5.10 Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway

Jemez Mountain Trail National Scenic Byway:

Bandelier National Monument: Beautiful park, rich in history, excellent cliff dwellings; Soda Falls: Interesting falls that twist through rocks, located in the Jemez Mountains, Santa Fe National Forest; Valles Caldera National Preserve, Santa Fe National Forest: A 12 mile diameter caldera, a collapsed volcano. Now who would have thought there would be volcanoes in New Mexico? Actually there have been many in New Mexico and Arizona.

Day 480 – 10.23.10 Stepstone falls, Arcadia sp, Beach Pond Park, Rhode Island

The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.         Psalm 33:5

Day 476 – 10.19.10 A day in Maryland

Herrington Manor State Park, Swallow Falls State Park & Sliding Hills scenic rest area    

Good luck and Good work for the happy mountain raindrops, each one of them a high waterfall in itself, descending from the cliffs and hollows of the clouds to the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, out of the sky-thunder into the thunder of the falling rivers. John Muir

Day 474 – 10.17.10 Delaware Watergap, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Raymondskill Falls  &  Dingmans’s Falls area

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. John Muir

Day 473 – 10.16.10 Stony Brook State Park, New York

With innovation and technology, seems we have forgotten to cherish the true beauty the world has to offer. ~A.C. Van Cherub

Day 469 – 10.12.10 A day in Maine

Camden Hills State Park

Grafton Notch State Park

Highway 26, Northwest Maine

Lake George Regional Park

Penobscot Narrow Bridge

Screw Auger Falls

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. ~ Edward Abbey

Day 467 – 10.10.10 One day in New Hampshire

Cascade Park Falls

Franconia Notch State Park

Indian Head Resort

Kangamangus Highway

Basin Falls

I know the thrill of the grasses when the rain pours over them.
I know the trembling of the leaves when the winds sweep through them.
I know what the white clover felt as it held a drop of dew pressed close in its beauteousness.
I know the quivering of the fragrant petals at the touch of the pollen-legged bees.
I know what the stream said to the dipping willows, and what the moon said to the sweet lavender.
I know what the stars said when they came stealthily down and crept fondly into the tops of the trees.
~Muriel Strode, “Creation Songs”

Day 466 – 10.9.10 Scenic Vermont

Deer Hollow Falls

Moss Glen Falls

Scenic Route 100

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, psalm 23:2

Day 465 – 10.8.10 Niagra State Park, New York

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence. – Buddha

Day 462 – 10.5.10 Falls of Pennsylvania

Howard Falls

Springfield Falls

Rock Creek Falls

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1 (NIV)

Day 461 – 10.4.10 Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania

Cucumber Falls

Cucumber Falls

Natural Slide

Natural Slide

Natural Slide

Ohiopyle Falls

Ohiopyle Falls

“Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.” Fulton J. Sheen

 

Day 368 – 7.3.10 Paw Paw, Michigan

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880

Day 309 – 5.5.10 “Falling Waters State Park, Florida”

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.      ~ John Muir