Aug 22, 2009

Spiritual Sunday

I'm joining in to Spiritual Sunday today and you can press the button at the top of my blog to go see other entries or join in the fun.

We just got back from a trip to hubby's parent's farm. They live nestled smack dab in the middle of 1,o00 acres. It has about 300 acres of woods surrounding it's outskirts and 700 acres of crop lands. It is always an amazing experience to be there on the property. I feel God's presence when we are there! You are literally a mile in from the mailbox and roadway surrounded by nature and agriculture. We can view storms from a few towns over.

I could not believe I got this shot the moment the lightning struck.

Out of the brightness of his presence bolts of lightning blazed forth. --2 Samuel 22:13

He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark. --Job 36:32

Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'? --Job 38:35

Zinnias are soooo beautiful! Every single one is different and amazing and brilliant.
I stand out at their garden just trying to snap the hummingbirds and yellow finches that light onto the corn stalks and sunflowers...they are quick! My MIL has not even noticed them because they run off before she starts picking her harvest. She also can't stand the heat of mid-day.
They have grape vines that were here before 1980. Scriptures and psalms and stanzas of hymns dance thru my mind and heart as I look and smell and taste the bounty of their land.

The birds of the air ...sing among the branches. Psalm 104:12

Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. Gen 9:20

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." --John 15:5

It had been planted in good soil by abundant water so that it would produce branches, bear fruit and become a splendid vine. --Ezekiel 17:8

"...And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so. --Genesis 1:30

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? --Matthew 6:26

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. --1 Chron 29:11
Blessings and Joy and Peace and Hope and Love to ya'll!!


  1. What a wonderful post of His Words and His creation! Looks like a glorious place to live.

  2. You've captured an amazing shot with the lightning. I enjoyed your other pictures and the verses you picked to accompany them. Have a Happy Sunday.

  3. Thank you for sharing your pictures and verses! Happy Sunday.

  4. What a wonderful place to go and be surrounded by God beauty. I enjoyed all of your pictures, thank-you so much for sharing them with us and the wonderful scriptures to go along with them.

  5. Thank you for a lovely post for a Spiritual Sunday. Your photographs capture the peace of God.

    Blessings, Karen

  6. These are beautiful pictures of an amazing place! What wonderful examples of God's creatiion, and He gives us His Word to describe them!!! An amazing God we have!
    Have a blessed Sunday!


  7. Terrific! Great pictures and Scriptures. Thanks for posting.

  8. Great shot of the lightning! Thank you for sharing powerful verses. Apart from Him, we are truly nothing...

    CHRIST......IAN [I Am Nothing]...Blessings.

  9. Beautiful are a great photographer and love the scriptures you chose to go with each one! Have a blessed Sunday

  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful experiences, scriptures and photos with us today. It has been a blessing to be here.

  11. Aloha Denise,
    I was blessed by your visit today, Thank you for sharing your heart and words of encouragement with me today. I love the country and grew up in the country areas of the Big Island of Hawaii. I loved your photos thanks for sharing them.

    Blessings Lorie


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