Preachers Grove, Itasca State Park

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-6

Today is my 100th post during this difficult time… I have posted a bible verse as well as one of my pictures everyday. Doing so has kept me focused on what is important in my life as well as bringing me back to God’s word and also my love for photography. I have taken out my camera more during the last 100 days than I have done so previously… it brings me close to nature and to the beauty of God’s creation.

I will not be posting everyday- just occasionally.. when I get some good shots… 🙂

I thought ending the 100 days with a picture of my most loved place on earth.. Itasca State Park…. this happens to be where John (my husband) proposed to me as well…. My family has been going to Itasca State Park for over 60 years.. every… single… year…. of course it helped that we lived on a farm that was only 12 miles away…

I wish you a day filled with joy and awe over the beauty that surrounds us…. have a great day!!

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.’ James 1:2-4

This photo reminds me that even the simple things in life have such beauty….


But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the LORD, because God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13

I am thankful for each of you… have a good day…..



Ephesians 5:1-2
‘Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.’

Enjoy the beautiful day!


Hebrews 4:16
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Have a good day….

Baby Crane on back of Mama

Psalm 139:14
‘I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works!’

I still am overjoyed by being able to be a part of this new life… and I am finding pictures I had taken that I didn’t know I had gotten… . these birds are so amazing…..

Have a wonderful day!!

I love the baby climbing up the back of mama….

New baby Crane!

Lamentations 3:22-23
‘Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.’

I had a wonderful time up north… it was great to see family. My sister Liz continues to improve-progress is slow but steady. Spending time with family is such a blessing. I got home last night and then we got to celebrate Jo’s (John’s moms) birthday…

So, this morning I went out to see my Crane… look what I saw!! So very excited.. will be spending a good part of the day out there…

have a wonderful day!!


Mark 11:23-25 

“Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”