Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Will Lift Up My eyes

 I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.
 He will not let your foot slip-
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed,he who watches over Isreal
will neither slumber nor sleep.
 The Lord watches over you-
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm-
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121

All pictures are by Jake and taken from old slides.

43 comments:

Sandra said...

Ruth, these are wonderful photos that Jake took. and the scripture is perfect with them. we are all praying for the both of you and know that He who created all this beauty by speaking it aloud, cares about you and Jake and will comfort you

chasity said...

incredible photos of a gorgeous place on this amazing earth.

best wishes...
thinking of you both~

chasity

jeanlivingsimple said...

A very beautiful post in every way!
Continuing to keep you, Jake, and your family in my thoughts and prayer.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

You and Jake are in my thoughts and prayers this morning.

Karin said...

Oh Ruth, how comforting this Scripture is for us all, but especially for you both during this time. Our heavenly Father knows all and may He continue to infuse you with His peace, hope and love! You're in my thoughts and prayers! Love, Karin

Richard said...

Beautiful. You and Jake are in my prayers.

Montanagirl said...

Ruth, these are just absolutely gorgeous photos! The verse is nice as well. Thinking of you and Jake.

George said...

This beautiful Psalm is even more beautiful when accompanied by Jake's wonderful pictures. I hope and pray that both of you are filled with the peace and comfort of this Psalm. You are both in our thoughts and prayers

Carole Barkett said...

Amen, something we all need to remember. These are incredible photos

Cicero Sings said...

Think and pray for you every day. This morning, around 4, you were on my mind. I picked up my iPod to see if there was any news from you and there was a comment on my own blog.

Yes where would we be without the help of the Lord? and without the knowledge that His tender compasions are toward us? that His everlasting are around us?

It is a good thing to serve the Lord of hosts!

warriormom said...

Ruth and Jake, you continue to encourage the rest of us. Thank you for being such an example of grace. Praying for you both and praising God for holding you close. Gorgeous pictures.

Diane said...

These pictures, especially along with the scripture are breathtaking, Ruth. You and Jake are always in my prayers. Diane

Ginny Hartzler said...

These are georgous, especially the one with the reflection. Here is the reflection I see of you. You are God's beloved and you KNOW it! You are so strong in your faith and such a beautiful example to all whose life you touch. You and Jake both continue to be in my prayers.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh My Goodness..... Here I am --crying again... Jake's pictures are so fabulous... And the scripture you chose is PERFECT.... God's beauty is all around us --and you and Jake have captured so much of this beauty...

God Bless You BOTH.... My love and prayers are with you during this trying time in your lives...

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Valerie said...

How wonderful to see the Majesty and Power of God thru Jake's eyes and his camera.

Praying God will bless Jake (and you of course as well) for being Jesus with skin on - You are always encouraging so many of us - even though times are so very difficult right now, always pointing us to Him and giving Him the credit for all the wonderful things He has done.

You are fine examples of Romans 12:10-13
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

I pray there are those nearby you who are able to in turn treat you as well, that they may lift your burdens, praying with you, visiting, and supporting you.

Thank you for such a fabulous display of God's strength that is holding you up and your strength and faith in Him in such a hard time.

Neal said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful post. Click here.

Dorothy said...

Dear Ruth,
This is beautiful photography by Jake!!! Love the scripture you selected to go with them! Wishing you and Jake Blessings and Peace,
Dorothy

Jane said...

Many prayers continue to come your way, for both you and Jake,

Jane

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful images Ruth. Thinking of you my friend!

BGgarden said...

I had to come check out your blog because my middle name is Ruth and I love to take photos too. I am so happy I stopped by your site. YOUR IMAGES are a slice of Heaven.

Happy Autumn - Bren

Rick said...

A powerful and comforting Psalm Ruth ! And fabulous photos of places I used to be able to visit regularly when I lived just west of Calgary - Tunnel Mountain, Lake Louise, Cascade Mountain, and Vermillion Lakes - stunning !

The Lord bless you and keep you ...

Dawning Inspiration said...

Oh Ruth (and Jake) - these are amazing - the clarity is so gorgeous - especially in that reflection.

I've been thinking of you both and praying for you so often.

Hugs and love...

Susan said...

Beautiful pictures and the passage to go with it. I can feel the calm. Keeping you both in my prayers..

Leah said...

Beautiful Pictures, and verse. My thoughts are with you daily and my prayers are unceasing. Thinking of you.

S. Etole said...

what powerful photos and scriptures ... prayers continue

Unknown said...

Amen! *hugs* Ruth you and Jake are in my thoughts constantly. I wish you both peace in this very difficult time.

All of these photos are nothing short of magnificent. Wow!

Becky said...

What gorgeous pictures Ruth, and the words beautiful. I myself am not good with words, but I want you to know I think about you two so often even though we have never met. I feel like you are a close friend and I'm praying for you every day.
Take care..
B.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous photos and the scripture is perfect with them. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

Lisa said...

This is amazing. Just amzing in words and photos. My fav words of all time. I love them and have counted them as a blessing..The Mountians my retreat in the Spring ,Summer and Winter. How very amazing that you would put the two together just when I needed to see them most Ruth. Thank you for the beauty you share. I love it. Prayers also for you and the ones you love.
Take care
Lisa

Mary said...

Wonderful words to live by, Ruth! The photos are gorgeous to go with it. I have always liked this scripture and know what a Rock our God is when we need him. He will watch over both of you now and always.

D said...

Ruth and Jake, magnificent photos and words! Bless you.

Pat said...

These are magnificent, majestic photos, Ruth and they go perfectly with this beautiful, comforting Psalm.

I pray that the Lord is giving you and Jake peace and strength in this terrible trial. The song "It is Well With My Soul" keeps going through my head when I think of you and Jake.

Hold on tightly to Jesus. I continue to pray for you both.

Mary C said...

Ruth, those photos make me think those sites are a little piece of heaven on earth. You and Jake are continually in my prayers.

sebi_2569 said...

superb; bravo

Lisa said...

Thank you Ruth for stopping.
Means so very much.
Have a blessed Sunday
xo

April said...

Thank you, Ruth, for sharing these wonderful photos and words.

Best wishes.

LV said...

Absolutely breathtaking scenery. Most inspiring words as well. Love your post for today. So happy when you have time to pay me a visit.

Willard said...

Stunning peaceful images, Ruth and good verses which fit the mood of the post. This is a welcome relief to see after two weeks in Pennsylvania elk country and some of the controversies that happen there.

S. Etole said...

thank you for stopping by ... thinking of you both

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is a perfect passage of Scripture to go with those gorgeous pictures!

My husband lost his job today, so the verses were a great reminder to me of God's faithfulness.

Monica H said...

beautiful. I pray for the day when he's back out there. thank you for this today. f

ruthi said...

These are awesome. The photos are breathtaking. Where is this. Your verses are wonderful too. You have so much faith in you... enough to help you go through with life through God's blessing and guidance.

Sidney said...

Very beautiful and lovely landscape shots! Photos like these just make me want to pack my bags and go out and see the rest of the world and the wonders God has made.