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The stream of life

As I recently composed a picture of a fall stream at Wahkeena Falls in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge, I pictured my  life as one of those leaves. I am often tossed and turned, sped up and slowed down, but I am always in this water of life that is God. I rest at times with other travelers, and other times I am alone except for God.  And ultimately, I am no more, dissolved into this water, finally no longer separated from God.

Wahkeena Falls, Columbia Gorge

Franconia Notch


Walking with God



“To walk with God is to be reassured of direction, guidance, and strength for our daily journey….This does not mean that we will be spared discouragement, disease, or death itself. It does mean that we never be alone. It means we will be given strength to meet the demands of our daily lives….It means that we will know the joy and tranquility of living in the presence of God in every circumstance of life. From fear to courage is the natural journey of all that walk with God.” Rueben Job