Creation

Smith Rock State Park

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalms 33:6 KJV

Grace

Sparks Lake and Broken Top Mountain

Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.

2 Corinthians 4:16 MSG

Health

Sweet William flower

I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health—that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul!

3 John 2 MSG

Race

Dandelion

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

Hebrews 12:1 NLT

Faith

Hollyhock flower

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

Hebrews 11:1 NLT

Strength

Deschutes River

God is my strength, God is my song, and, yes! God is my salvation. This is the kind of God I have and I’m telling the world!

Exodus 15:2 MSG

Beauty

Rudbeckia flower

Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

Luke 12:27 NLT

Planning

Sweet Peas

Plan carefully and you will have plenty; if you act too quickly, you will never have enough.

Proverbs 21:5 GNT