Saturday, December 31, 2005

Peace with God

Wild Blue Phlox

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.--Romans 5:1-2 (NAS)

Monday, December 19, 2005

A Gracious God

Pink Dogwood

Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you. And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; how blessed are all those hwo long for Him.--Isaiah 31:18

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Perfect Gift

Curtiss' Milkwort

Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.--James 1:17 (NASV)



...[Y]ou were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. --1 Peter 1:18-19 (NASV)

Monday, November 14, 2005


Then the LORD said to Job, "Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it." Then Job answered the LORD and said, "Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to Thee?"--Job 40:1-4

Spring Beauty

Virginia Spring Beauty

The Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.--Psalm 50:1-2

Eternal Life

White Trillium or Nodding Wakerobin

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"--John 11:25-26

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Square-stemmed Monkey Flower

But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.--I Timothy 6:6-8 (NASV)

Pure Thoughts

Yellow Lady Slipper

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. --Philippians 4:8 (NASV)

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Be Strengthened and Encouraged

Purple Phacelia

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. --2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Friday, October 28, 2005


For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted above the heavens, and let your glory be over all the earth.--Psalm 108:4-5

Resting in His Love

Bull Thistle

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.--Zephaniah 3:4

Mighty Works

Red Wasp on Golden Rod

"Look at the nations and watch--and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."--Habakkuk 1:5

Thursday, October 27, 2005

My Stonghold

Lookout Tower on Mount Cammerer

O my strength, I will sing praises to Thee; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.--Psalm 59:17 (NAS)

Glory and Praise to Him

Shooting Star

All the earth bows down to You; they sing praise to Your name.--Psalm 66:5

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Majestic Wonders

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Ironweed

Great are the works of the LORD. They are studied by all who delight in them. Splendid and majestic is His work; and His righteousness endures forever. He has made His wonders to be remembered. The LORD is gracious and compassionate.--Psalm 111:2-4

Spring of Living Water

Lotus Blossoms in Hangzho, China

He who has compassion on them will lead them to springs of water. --Isaiah 49:10 NAS

Jesus said, "Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
--John 4:14 NAS

Morning Glory

Morning Glory
Let me hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in Thee; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to Thee I lift up my soul.--Psalm 143:8 NAS

Shouts of Joy

Crimson Bee Balm at Clingman's Dome

"For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace. The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."--Isaiah 55:12

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Sweet Fragrance

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.--2 Corinthians 2:14

Deeply Rooted

Passion Flower

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.--Colossians 2:6

God's Work


For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.--Philippians 2:13

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Star of Bethlehem

"But you, Bethlehem, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come from me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times."--Micah 5:2

Sunday, August 07, 2005


Rue Anemone
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30-32 NIV

The Touch of God


[God said] "I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me." -Isaiah 65:1a NIV

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Flourish like a flower

Jerusalem Artichoke

"As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more." -Psalm 103:15-16 NIV

Lilies of the Field

Turk's-Cap Lily
"See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." -Matthew 6:28b-29 NIV