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Rich Enjoyment

Pool at Base of Dark Hollow Falls

Trail to Dark Hollow Falls

I trek the trail descending to the lower falls
And see cool water hurrying to the cliff edge
Where it tumbles over and crashes in the pool below.
A family plays there–young boys moving rocks to dam the rivulet at their feet.

The brook babbles on within its mountain bed,
Rambling to places yet unknown and far ahead
And ascending, I return to the start,
Climbing on the rocky path between towering trees
Which grasp for sunlight high above.

Thank You, God, for making all of this
for us mere humans to enjoy!
How kind and loving You are!
Amazing! Creator! God!

Amen.

Path to Diamond Point

On the moss-bordered pathway,
I step over humpbacked tree roots.
The wind huffs and sighs, muscling leaves into motion
And casting scattered raindrops here and there.

Look at the tiny shelves of fungi
Climbing a tree at the side of the path!
Rowdy rhododendron completes the wild
surround.

Tree Fungus–sometimes called “bear bread”

Thank You, God, for providing this bit of delight
Tucked away in the woods.
How good You are,
Lord God Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth!

“Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.” –1 Timothy 6:17 NASU

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A Choice of Songs

Tree w- birds--Lisa Lawler Pub Dom

The melody of beginning light and mingled blues and pinks in the skies of sunrise.
The blend of golds and oranges and reds of the waning light of sunset.
A chorus of singing birds and wind in the trees, chattering squirrels and flowers in the  breeze at noonday.
Clouds may roll in and shroud the skies in darkness with lightning and thunder and power of strong winds,
Varied voices of God’s people singing praise to Jesus, King of Kings and creator of all things.
Moon and stars and galaxies far, and birds at rest within their nests sound notes of night time.
Near and far, day and night, it’s only right that all things and all people everywhere would lift songs of praise to the God of all.

These thoughts brought to mind the hymn “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” by Isaac Watts.
The lyrics include such lines as: “I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,” “I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day,” “Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,” “…All that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care,” with “And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.” An excellent acapella version of this hymn can be found at I Sing the Mighty Power of God. sunset-over-country-school-house
Psalm 8:1 “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, who have set Your glory above the heavens!”

Isaiah 6:3 “And one cried to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!’”

Jeremiah 10:12-13 says, “He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion. 13 When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens: And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries.”

(All Scripture quotes are New King James Version.)

starry-night-background--pub dom--Marina Shemesh

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