Psa 30:1 ESV – A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
Psa 30:2 ESV – O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
Psa 30:3 ESV – O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
Psa 30:4 ESV – Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
Psa 30:5 ESV – For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Psa 30:6 ESV – As for me, I said in my prosperity, “I shall never be moved.”
Psa 30:7 ESV – By your favor, O LORD, you made my mountain stand strong; you hid your face; I was dismayed.
Psa 30:8 ESV – To you, O LORD, I cry, and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
Psa 30:9 ESV – “What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?
Psa 30:10 ESV – Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me! O LORD, be my helper!”
Psa 30:11 ESV – You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
Psa 30:12 ESV – that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

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Scenic Sunday



Isa 40:1 ESV – Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

Isa 40:2 ESV – Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

Isa 40:3 ESV – A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isa 40:4 ESV – Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.

Isa40:5 ESV – And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Isa 40:6 ESV – A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.

Isa 40:7 ESV – The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass.

Isa 40:8 ESV – The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Isa 40:9 ESV – Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”

Isa 40:10 ESV – Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.

Isa 40:11 ESV – He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

Isa 40:12 ESV – Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

Isa 40:13 ESV – Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD, or what man shows him his counsel?

Isa 40:14 ESV – Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?

Isa 40:15 ESV – Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.Isa

40:16 ESV – Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering.

Isa 40:17 ESV – All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

Isa 40:18 ESV – To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?

Isa 40:19 ESV – An idol! A craftsman casts it, and a goldsmith overlays it with gold and casts for it silver chains.

Isa 40:20 ESV – He who is too impoverished for an offering chooses wood that will not rot; he seeks out a skillful craftsman to set up an idol that will not move.

Isa 40:21 ESV – Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

Isa 40:22 ESV – It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

Isa 40:23 ESV – who brings princes to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

Isa 40:24 ESV – Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when he blows on them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

Isa 40:25 ESV – To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One.

Isa 40:26 ESV – Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.

Isa 40:27 ESV – Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God”?

Isa 40:28 ESV – Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Isa 40:29 ESV – He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Isa 40:30 ESV – Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;

Isa 40:31 ESV – but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

The road going up..

We had another wonderful day!  The roads were a bit snow packed and slick but they were drivable.  We seen three Bald Eagles once we were up there and cut another load of wood.  The snow came down steadily today.  Emma and I had a great time just watching the snow fall while the guys went hunting.  What is it about falling snow? :0)

Snow really falling…


How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
And make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon the cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

~Sunday Serenity~


Pro 8:19 ESV – My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.
Pro 8:20 ESV – I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice,
Pro 8:21 ESV – granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.

Sunday Serenity


We’ve all been humming/singing this verse of this hymn today…

And can it be that I should gain
an interest in the Savior’s blood!
Died he for me? who caused his pain!
For me? who him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be
that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Words: Charles Wesley, 1739

Sunday Serenity…

Mark and Zayne feeding Emmalynn while I was still in surgery.


(Psa 127:1 ESV) – A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 

(Psa 127:2 ESV) – It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. 

(Psa 127:3 ESV) – Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord , the fruit of the womb a reward. 

(Psa 127:4 ESV) – Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. 

(Psa 127:5 ESV) – Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


Thanks to the Rickel Family for visiting and in sharing this verse and the prayer.  It has meant so much!

Sunday Serenity….

Crocus springing forth...

(Psa 40:1 KJV) – [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
(Psa 40:2 KJV) – He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, [and] established my goings.
(Psa 40:3 KJV) – And he hath put a new song in my mouth, [even] praise unto our God: many shall see [it], and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
(Psa 40:4 KJV) – Blessed [is] that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

(Psa 40:16 KJV) – Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
(Psa 40:17 KJV) – But I [am] poor and needy; [yet] the Lord thinketh upon me: thou [art] my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Sunday Serenity


(Rom 5:5 ESV) – …and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

(Rom 5:6 ESV) – For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

(Rom 5:7 ESV) – For one will scarcely die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die–

(Rom 5:8 ESV) – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Sunday Serenity


(1Jo 4:9 ESV) – In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

(1Jo 4:10 ESV) – In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

(1Jo 4:11 ESV) – Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.