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Better than Life

         “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:  When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.  My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.”
Psalm 63:1-8


July 19 Cathedral Window

As we rounded a portion of our trail through Arches National Park this vista was our reward for the long, hot, journey. The words of an old hymn raced through my mind as I stood and enjoyed the beauty. “The windows of heaven are open
The blessings are falling tonight, There’s joy, joy, joy in my heart, For Jesus made everything right…” I could almost see Moses standing beside the bush there in the center of the “window”, and hear God telling Him He was on Holy Ground. This perfect cathedral window formed out of God’s own creation, became my holy ground as I stood in awe of His presence and just worshipped Him.
The windows of heaven are open

July 17 I Love God’s Beautiful World

Just one of many beautiful spots in National Arches State Park where I stopped to be awed by God’s majestic creations. God set it all in motion at creation in the beginning. What an awesome God.

July 15 Beyond the Shadows

A few years ago as my husband and I made our way along a mountainous road in southern Utah. We realized our exploration had lasted longer than we had anticipated, and the evening shadows were closing in around us. As we rounded this curve and looked up, we discovered out on the mountain beyond – out where the sun was shining – there was more than enough light remaining to see us to our journeys’ end. It’s much the same way in my spiritual life. Perhaps I am watching the shadows so intently that I forget to lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help. On that mountain top, there will always be plenty of light to see me safely home.

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