This is the day
That the Lord has made
I will rejoice
And be glad in it!
Posts tagged ‘Sunrise’
This is the day
Those are the Tetons behind the moose.
Enjoy these awesome photos by Scott Wheeler.
He will have a booth at the Madison Valley Arts Festival
in Ennis, Montana on August 10.
His Facebook Page is:
And his website is ScottWheelerGallery.com
This is the Madison River, just a couple miles south of Ennis, Montana. I have the privilege of living in ths world-class fly-fishing area!
South-east of us, the Madison River flows out of Hebgen Lake. The Madison’s origin is the Gibbon and the Firehole Rivers in Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park is just an hour’s drive from us.
You can see why our Madison Valley is considered part of “Big Sky Country” – the views are magnificent. The sky is uninterrupted.
Thank you, Scott Wheeler, for your fantastic photography.
If you want a copy of his work, my friends,
be sure to come to our Ennis Arts Festival this August 10th.
Look me up! I’ll be there.
Learn more about the Art Festival at our website:
Bob & I don’t see the river from our house, but we look out at Jack Creek Canyon in that magnificent Madison Range. The western sunset reflecting red in the eastern mountains often is part of our night’s “light show.”
These next two photos are mine…
taken a couple weeks ago
when we still had some snow on the ground.
Here is the western view.
Our house is the one tucked in
all those evergreen trees out there…
… and here is the eastern reflection:
Jack Creek Canyon to far left, Fan Mountain straight ahead with God’s spotlight on it!
Yes, we are blessed.
You have a blessed day, my friends.
See you tomorrow
I see God
In the morning sunrise
In the rainbow after rain
In the blossoms of springtime
In the smiles of children (and other friends, too, of course)
In the gorgeous sunset here in Ennis, MT last night
Ah yes, I see God in the sunsets …
In the water and in reflections,
And … at work in me and my loved ones
Ernesto Cardenal, a Nicaraguan poet and priest wrote,
“Everything in nature has a trademark, God’s trademark:
the stripes on a shell
and the stripes on a zebra;
the grain of the wood
and the veins of the dry leaf;
the markings on the dragonfly’s wings
and the pattern of stars on a photographic plate;
the panther’s coat
and the epidermal cells of the lily petal;
the structure of atoms and galaxies.
All bear God’s fingerprints.”
Where do you see God’s fingerprints?
Where do you FEEL God?
I feel God
In the winds that blow
In a baby’s touch
In every genuine heart-felt hug
In the unconditional love of our four-legged furry friends
I feel God in captured dreams
Practice seeing and feeling God.
The more you do,
The more you will.
Where do you see and feel God?
2 Corinthians 4:18
“We do not look at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are unseen.”
In reflecting on that scripture,
Erika Bentsen wrote in today’s Daily Guideposts,
“Dear Lord, please forgive us when we are tempted to doubt.
Just as leaves are stirred by unseen winds,
stir our hearts with the breath of Your real presence.”
God Bless You!
See you tomorrow
Just as sun rises,
Each day is new beginnings.
Rise to occasions.
Just as the sun sets
Ends bring beginnings.
Allow the endings
In order to make room for
The new beginnings.
Our daughter’s youngest, our 23-year-old grandson, Chris, arrived from Switzerland to stay for awhile with our son in California – and to stay for a month with us here in Montana. Life here is very different for him. In the Montana month, he met our friends, went to church and shopping with us, helped us around the house a lot (like decorating for Christmas and then taking down and putting away all the decorations), received his driver’s license, toured the Job Corp campus in Anaconda, MT, filled out his application, and was accepted into the program. He has USA citizenship and is between the ages of 16 and 24; he wants to learn manual skills and may move on to find a job in a field such as carpentry, welding, or heavy equipment mechanics, and he has a “clean record”, so he qualifies for the program.
He will begin this new experience next week. Chris had to allow for a lot of endings in order to make room for these new beginnings. We are excited for him. We are impressed by his courage, spirit of adventure, and willingness to step out and learn new skills. Only the Good Lord knows what the next year will hold for him, but we know he is in God’s hands, and so we will send him off with great anticipation, faith, and confidence.
I’m sure I will write
more about Chris
as the year progresses.
Maybe his experiences
you know and love.
Enjoy Sky Writing
The sky writers had a ball
Messing up the sky
I miss the sunrise
If I rise a little late
Begin in beauty
Greeting from our Creator
Good morning, dear ones!