Photo Friday: Blue Ridge Parkway 2

Happy Friday to you, friend.

Here’s two more shots I took along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina near the Linn Cove Viaduct. Here’s what we might say to one another if we stood on this ridge together. From Psalm 145:

4One generation shall commend your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
5On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
    and I will declare your greatness.

Photo of a lone pine amid a stand of hardwoods

[A lone pine stands proud among the hardwoods. Blue Ridge Parkway. Nikon D40. October, 2014.]

photo of a smoky valley seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway

[A smoky valley framed by pine. Blue Ridge Parkway. Nikon D40. October, 2014.]

Photo Friday: Two Hours in Vossevangen, Norway

Hello again!

Lon here, wishing you a happy Friday and weekend. What are your plans? I hope they include joining with your neighbors in worship. Let us always remind each other of the boundless love and mercy which God has poured out on us in His Son.

I hope these two photos from Vossevangen, Norway provide a bit of a reminder—an enticement, if you will— to worship the Living God. We spent a mere two hours here waiting for a train to Bergen, but I took my camera out to see what there was to see.

Dawn shot the first in front of the great stone Kirk (church) on the square in the center of town. Towering stone and sharply peaked gables draw the eye upward to remind us that God is great. But this invitingly red door seems to draw the eye (and body) inside, reminding us that God invites us to a celebration of Him, with Him, our Father and Redeemer.

Lon sitting on a bench at The Kirk in Vossevangen, Norway

[The Kirk Door, Vossevangen, Norway. Nikon D40. May 10, 2014.]

The second shot looks south across lake Vangsvatnet just a 5-minute walk from the train station. What a glorious view. (Yes, it’s a real place.) I hope God will use this image to draw your mind toward Him in worship this weekend.

Almighty King. Glorious Majesty. Creator and Sustainer. Provider and Protector. Welcomer.

Lake Vangsvatnet in Vossevangen, Norway

[Lake Vangsvatnet in Vossevangen, Norway. Nikon D40. May 10, 2014.]

Photo Friday: Rest in a Peaceful Valley

Happy Photo Friday!

And for those of you in the U.S., I hope you enjoy a restful, peaceful Memorial Day weekend. Saturday, Dawn and I will attend a Memorial ceremony with our family, and visit my father’s grave at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.

My dad’s only hope of heaven was in what Jesus accomplished for him. And he held to that hope to the end. Therefore, the Bible tells us he is R.I.P.—resting in peace with Jesus. Perhaps, at the end of the age, when all things are made new again, I’ll visit him in a restful, peaceful valley home like this.

Red Farmhouse in Flåm, Norway

[Farmhouse In Peaceful Valley, Flåm, Norway. Nikon D40. May 10, 2014.]