Tuesday, April 21, 2015

All Creation Glorifies God

Hello!
  Dear gracious and faithful followers,
both my husband and I 
would like to thank you for your
sweet and precious Anniversary wishes
that you sent our way.
Our hearts were blessed by your love and kindness.
 For some of you, welcome as new followers,
and thank you for your wishes too.

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All creation glorifies God!
For our wedding Anniversary, my husband and I
took a few days and spent time
surrounded by God's amazing beauty
in some National Parks.
As we visited these parks in all their beauty,
scripture as well as certain hymns
would fall upon my heart and mind ~
you couldn't help but sing praises
to God, the Creator, with joy in your heart.

This rock formation looks like two kissing,
why she even has hair on her head and a bow on her dress

We were awe struck as we either
drove or hiked through the masses
of rock formations.
Such uniqueness with every bend 
we would come around.
"To God be the glory" 
would come forth from our lips time after time,
 it was just amazing!
We took close to 1000 pictures
and I would love to share just a small glimpse
of our beautiful get-away with you.

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We started in Moab Utah on a cold and snowy day.
We thought we were heading 
into warmer weather, but God who controls
the weather treated us to some snow, hail, rain,
thunderstorms, cold winds and then some
warmth and sunshine on our last day.
Oh how easy it would have been to grumble,
but instead we saw the goodness of God.


We stayed in a warm and cozy cabin ~ sat on the heater
of the van after every wet and cold hike ~
played in the water puddles and sang in the rain ~
praising God in it all!
We chose to see the beauty in the weather, and we certainly did!
The wet weather made everything
come alive with vibrant colors.

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Dead Horse Point, with the low clouds
snow/hail and thunderstorms 
was breathtaking!



The flowers and trees were vivid in color.


The rocks and arches displayed their beauty with the rain showers.
















The mountains with fresh snow off in the distance
made the canyon lands all the more glorious.


The cloud cover allowed us to photo areas
that would have otherwise been washed out.


Bryce Canyon

And while hiking these were the words of my husband,
"well at least were not sweating."
Boy was he right there!
Actually, by the time we reached our cozy cabin
I was chilled to the bone.
Awww... warmth in a hot bubble bath...

 Part of the hiking trail around the rim of Bryce Canyon


Steep switch-backs as part of the hiking trail.
The switch backs were stacked like stairs
because of how steep it was.
Quite amazing!

I was reminded of Psalm 148
where all creation is to praise God.
We were surrounded by God's glory
and we couldn't help but praise His Holy Name!

~~~***~~~

"Let them praise the name of the Lord:
for his name alone is excellent;
his glory is above the earth and the heaven."
Amen.

To God be the Glory!
~ Debbie ~ 


Looks like the remains of a heart

I'm joining the party with Stephanie at
Roses of Inspiration 


37 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

BEAUTIFUL! You were blessed.

What a wondrous anniversary vacation.

I look forward to seeing more photos.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Sola Scriptura said...

Wow, what amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing these with us :)

Linda Walker said...

Good morning Debbie,
These are beautiful photos! I just showed them to my husband! We hope to make a trip out that way ourselves. It is hard not to feel God's presence when surrounded by so much natural beauty. That is exactly how I feel by the ocean!

It appears that you had a wonderful time together celebrating your anniversary! So happy for you both!

Congrats again!
xo
Linda

Mehrll said...

Such gorgeous photos. God certainly created a beautiful earth as our temporary home. So glad you had a wonderful time.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Debbie, what magnificence! God has surely created the most beautiful sites and given us so many reminders of His power and love for us! What a joy to have experienced these sights in real life and to find joy in the shapes of those adorable "kissing" rocks! I loved seeing just a bit of your trip and continue to thank God for you and your dear husband. Praising Him for allowing you to have this special time together to celebrate your anniversary! Hugs, sweet and precious friend!

Camille said...

SO lovely...all of it! What a blessing to see the Lord's hand in the weather and the variety of landscape you were able to see because of it. Yippee for heaters and hot baths! :) Welcome home. Hugs, Camille

Debby Ray said...

Oh my, what breathtaking scenes of these lovely landscapes! I have never been near anything like these creations in this part of the country...what an awesome God to have created such beauty! Thank you for sharing your lovely trip...you must have had a wonderful time!!

Home Meadows said...

Looks (and sounds) like you had a wonderful trip. The rock formations are amazing and God's handiwork is evident in a dramatic way. Happy belated anniversary. Have a great day, Heather

Mari said...

Oh Debbie...what beauty you have shared with us today! How wonderful that you were able to get away with your loving husband and enjoy God's creation so close!

I am in awe of the beauty that surrounds us everywhere!

have a blessed day dear lady,

mari

Christine said...

You two had an awesome trip! Thanks for sharing it with us and showing me places I dream about visiting some day!
I love that rock formation that looks like two kissing!
God bless!

hobbyloes said...

What amazing pictures, praise God for the beauty of your country.
I love the first picture of the kissing rocks.
Hugs, Loes

Vicky Hunt said...

What a blessed trip you and your hubby had! God sure did create some beautiful things for us to admire didn't he? I have family in Utah and have seen some of this beauty you shared. I ate dinner in Moab! Utah is such a uniquely beautiful state. Have a lovely evening Debbie!

Hugs, Vicky

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Debbie, what a wonderful trip filled with great beauty. Love your gorgeous photos. You are certainly talented with your camera my friend.
Great pic of you and your Mr. Steady.
Love the rock formation like a couple kissing.
God's artwork is always stunning!!
Thanks for sharing and so glad you enjoyed a nice anniversary getaway.
Have a blessed week.
Hugs, CM

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Leave it to nature to remind us who we are, who He is.....to be still in the presence of the grandest art we could ever lay our eyes on, and to imagine that no eye has ever seen what God has prepared for those who love Him. Awesome photos and I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Love, Anita

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Awww what a wonderful way to spend your anniversary time together. My late beloved and I loved to hike. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park several years ago and hiked so many of the trails. What a beautiful state you live in, Debbie. We never visited Moab, but your photos are stunning. I loved the kissing formations and the heart. Enjoy those times together, my friend.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! How wonderful to celebrate 36 years! (I somehow missed your last post, but I just scrolled down- what a lovely tribute to your sweet man) What a beautiful - stunning - place to celebrate your love. God's beautiful Earth is so amazing. We are so blessed to have this lovely world! Your photos are just wonderful. Hugs and blessings xo Karen

doodles n daydreams said...

Happy anniversary, quite a milestone. What a wonderful way to celebrate. Such beautiful images, what else could you do but praise God :)

Diana

Huckleberry stitches said...

what a wonderful get away! Beautiful photos of Gods creative work! Thank you for sharing!

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

I love your attitude, Debbie. You look for the good in things. That's such a gift. Because God can bring you so much more that way. His gifts are not always what we expect, but they are gifts, none the less.

Such amazing beauty. And I bet that bubble bath was divine.

Melanie said...

What amazing photos, Debbie! I've always wanted to visit some of our national parks. I'm glad you had this time away to celebrate your anniversary.

Stephanie said...

I had to giggle about the two rocks kissing :) Leave it to you to see the bow and hair on the "lady" rock.

I am so glad you and dad had a nice anniversary. The photos are breathtaking and I am sure it was even more beautiful in person.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - it's always a joy and blessing to have you at the party. Love you!

Lady Linda said...

Belated anniversary wishes Debbie! What a fun way to spend your time together. I love the little cabin you stayed in...just the kind Jimmy and I love. You are a great example to your children and to your friends! SO nice to see a happy couple. Hugs, Linda

Kim said...

Oh my such wondrous and stunning scenery in God's open air cathedral. How wonderful you and your husband had the opportunity to drink in all that splendour!! Love that cabin....the views are splendorous. Happy anniversary to your and your husband, Debbie!

Jazzmin said...

So happy to be visiting your beautiful blog today, my friend! :) It has been too long since I have had a chance to and to comment. What a blessing of a trip! So glad y'all had a wonderful time enjoying the glorious riches of the Lord's creation. I am so enthralled by your breathtaking photos- you have such an eye for photography scenery :) My favorite was the low mistiness hanging over the canyon.

Beautiful! I got a calendar this year of Bryce Canyon and have been wanting to go so bad, and after seeing your photos I want to go even more now.

Blessings and hugs to you!
~Jazzmin

Gina said...

Debbie, a belated happy anniversary to you and your husband! I've never been to Utah before. Thank you for sharing your pictures. They are breathtaking!

I've been away on a blog holiday while we've been in the midst of moving. It is good to be back again!

Blessings,

Gina

Conniecrafter said...

Looks like you both enjoyed a wonderful time celebrating your life together. Gorgeous trip of seeing all God's wonderful creation, beautiful pictures !!

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Debbie,
I can't describe to you just how much I enjoyed your beautiful photographs! I love the intricate pattern and structure of each rock and the overcast weather certainly allowed you to get some pretty dramatic shots!
What a wonderful and amazing God we have! He created such beauty for us to enjoy...
Thank you for sharing your special time with us - oh! How my heart filled with joy for you as I read your sweet post!
May your day be blessed beyond measure!
Lots of love to you in Christ Jesus,
Kelly-Anne

Ceil said...

Hi Debbie! You should honestly be a photographer. These pictures are astounding...gorgeous. What a beautiful trip you took to celebrate your beautiful marriage.
I can almost feel the calm and warmth of the bubble bath...ahhhhhh...
Blessings,
Ceil

Robyn said...

Oh my, Debbie!! Your pictures are breathtaking! So true that nature's beauty shines through after the rain and you captured it beautifully.
I love your spirit and it sounds like you turned your rainy adventure into some very special memories. That's how we must live our life, isn't it? There's so much to be grateful for that a little cold and rain can't dampen it :)
You're a beautiful person, my friend. Love and hugs to you.

Mindy Whipple said...

What beautiful shots of God's glorious creation! Thank you for sharing such beauty with us - in the pictures, the scriptures and your sweet words. So happy you and your husband could have this special time away.

Ginny said...

Hello,I came here on the recommendation of Celestina. Your photos are amazingly beautiful, and your words are fall like creamy caramel! LOL! That is what came to mind! I am ashamed to say that we have had horrible cold, rainy, sleet weather here in Michigan and all I did was moan and groan about it. I could take a lesson from you about appreciating everything God sends our way. I will be back to read more..lovely blog. ginny

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What gorgeous pictures! I have only heard about this part of the country and so want to visit someday. How nice to get away and spend time in God's miraculous creation!

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Such awesome beauty! I've never visited this part of the country. The views are spectacular. Wishing you a blessed weekend. xo

Katie Isabella said...

Good evening Debbie. Thank you from the heart for fining me and coming to see me and giving me the love you felt rightly, as it turns out, that I needed. Both for my friend Beth's sake as I grieve already for he,r and for myself as I work and pray regarding mine and a family members situation each day. It is always like brilliant burst of warm light and love when I find another serious and dedicated Christian. Means the world to me. I would love to surround myself solely with them but that is not the way of The Lord. He wants us to shine His light among the needy and lost. Not loll in the perfection of Christian brotherhood only. :-)

So I will thank you again for the visit and the love for I know you are completely sincere.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Debbie, Stopping by to say hello and so lovely to see your wonderful photos again. Wishing you a nice weekend.
Blessings to you my friend.
Hugs, CM

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Debbie! I also love the music you have here, it is so soothing. Thank you so much for sharing.

Roberta said...

Dear Debbie,
what amazing photos!
The views are spectacular!!
Have a nice week!
Un baiser

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