Monday, November 13, 2006

Psalm 23

Rough Blazing Star
Your rod and your staff they comfort me. [That's discipline.]

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Psalm 23

Pink Turtlehead

For You are with me. [That's faithfulness.]

Friday, October 20, 2006

Psalm 23

Writing spider

I will fear no evil. [That's protection.]

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Psalm 23

Remnant of Wild Hydrangea
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, [That's testing!]

Monday, October 09, 2006

Psalm 23

Lenten Rose

For His name's sake. [That's purpose!]

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Psalm 23

Crimson Bee Balm
He leads me in the paths of righteousness. [That's guidance.]

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Psalm 23

Yellow Lady Slipper
He restores my soul. [That's healing.]

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Psalm 23

Dwarf Crested Iris
He leads me beside still waters. [That's refreshment.]

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Psalm 23

Greenbrier Pinnacle from Mt LeConte
He makes me to lie down in green pastures. [That's rest!]

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Psalm 23

Indian Pipe
I shall not want. [That's supply!]

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Psalm 23

View of Mt LeConte from Greenbrier Pinnacle
The LORD is my shepherd. [That's a relationship!]

Thursday, September 21, 2006

For the Praise of His Glory

Cranefly Orchid
In him [Jesus] we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.--Ephesians 1:11-12

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Rugel's Indian Plantain

He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.--Colossians 1:15-16

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Word as Creator

Fringed Phacelia

Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.--John 1:3

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Eternal Word

Long-spurred Violet
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.--John 1:1-2

Friday, September 01, 2006

Rejoicing Anyway

Grass of Parnassas
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.--Matthew 5:11-12

Friday, August 25, 2006

Kingdom Heirs

Trailing Arbutus
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. --Matthew 5:10

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Child of God

Cardinal Flower
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.--Matthew 5:9

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

To See God

Yellow Fringed Orchid
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.--Matthew 5:8

Sunday, July 30, 2006


Pink Turtlehead
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.--Matthew 5:7

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hunger to Satisfaction

Squirrel Corn
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.--Matthew 5:6

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Humble to Heir

Stiff Gentian
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.--Matthew 5:5

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mourning to Comfort

Crimson Bee Balm
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.--Matthew 5:4

Monday, July 10, 2006

Lowly to Exalted

Purple flowering raspberry
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the the kingdom of heaven.--Matthew 5:3

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Shine Like Stars

Black Cohosh; Bugbane
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.--Daniel 12:3

Monday, June 26, 2006

Awesome Creation

Indian Pink

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.--Hebrews 11:3

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Mountain Laurel

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion.--2 Corinthians 9:10-11a

Fountain of Life

Sweet Canada Violet

For with you [O LORD] is the fountain of life; in your light we we light.--Psalm 36:9

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Eternal Kingdom

Trillium grandiflora

For He is the living God and He endures forever; His kingdom will not be destroyed, His dominion will never end.--Daniel 6:26b

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Sweet Blessings

Green-headed Coneflower

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 3:17

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

No Bounds

Dwarf Crested Iris

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.--Psalm 36:5-6

Friday, April 14, 2006

Level Path

Mountain Gentian

This is what the LORD says: I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble.--Jeremiah 31:9b

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Obedient Plant

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD is the Rock eternal.--Isaiah 24:3-4

Friday, March 24, 2006


Turk's-Cap Lily

I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily.--Hosea 14:4-5

Thursday, March 23, 2006


Sweet Betsy Trillium

LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.--Habakkuk 3:2

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Dead to Sin and Death

Dead Wild Hydrangea

We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.--Romans 6:6

Tuesday, March 21, 2006



Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.—Psalm 36:10

Monday, March 20, 2006

God's Glory

Long-spurred Violet

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.--2 Corinthians 4:6

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bound by His Word

Clingman's Hedgenettle

The LORD declares, "I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD."--Hosea 2:19-20

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The LORD does good

Dwarf Crested Iris

...But this is what the LORD, God of Israel, says:..."I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good...."--Jeremiah 32:42

Rewards of Obedience

Showy Orchis

...But this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says:..."I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them."--Jeremiah 32:39

God's People

Mountain Myrtle

...But this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says:... "They will be my people, and I will be their God."--Jeremiah 32:38

Sunday, January 01, 2006



Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.--Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12