January 12, 2011

A Long, Steep Trail

Consider it pure joy, my brothers,
whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Perseverance must finish its work
so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything.
James 1:2-4 NASB (emphasis mine)

I lift up my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 NASB (emphasis mine)

This post has been linked to
Word Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions
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  1. I found your blog through the iFellowship blog hop and now am a follower. I love the Scriptures you paired with these verses. Blessings!

    You can visit me at http://reneeannsmith.com/ . . .

    Now I swear I've climbed those stairs in North Georgia or Alabama or somewhere....or am I going crazy!? Those pics are paired up perfectly!

    Happy WFW!


  3. Thanks for this post. I really needed to be reminded of that this morning. I am going through several struggles at the moment and with God's Grace, I will be ok. It just sometimes doesn't feel like it makes it any easier emotionally. But, I will keep on keeping on!

    Following you back from Clutter-Free Me!

  4. Are these pictures from Bushkill Falls?

    I love the pairing of these verses with these photos. We all go through times of trial, and I know it helps me to cling to these thoughts.

  5. Well done!!!! waht a beautiful way to illustrate one of my most recited verse...talk about hinding the word in my heart.. That one I need a tatoo of. :) Wonderful

  6. Yes, that is our faith in a nutshell! A long, steep trail with our eyes on the Creator. Blessings to you as you travel!

  7. What a great photo journey to that incredible view!! How awesome and rewarding it must have felt to see it in person after climbing all those stairs.

    Thank you so much for sharing. I am a new follower from Word Filled Wednesday :-)

    Joy & Blessings,

  8. This is such a beautiful post! You clearly have a gift of sharing the Word with photos.

    I'm visiting from iFellowship - have a great day!

  9. Beautiful photos, beautiful post. Love it, thank you so much!

  10. wonderful photos and beautiful words to soothe my tired soul. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Dorie,

    I loved the photographs! This nature walk looked like a very steep climb indeed, but the view is beautiful!

    You are right, our help should always and only come from the Lord. It's a lesson that I am slowly learning over time.


    -Lady Rose

  12. This is a beautiful post!!

  13. Thank you, ladies, for such kind words.
    Yes, these are photographs from Bushkill Falls, PA. We vacationed near there last summer and spent a day hiking in this gorgeous place.


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