Sunday, August 12, 2007

Lift up my eyes

Mt. Rainier & Me

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2

You should know by now that this is one of my most favourite verses in the Bible. I feel my soul uplifted when I am in the great outdoors. I can see the distant hills from where I sit in this office out both windows. One of them, the ones behind our house, are mostly shrouded by the great elm trees in our backyard. After fall has done its duty, I will be able to see these hills all winter long. The ones in the front of our house, Anarchist Mountain its called, I can see all year long, even though our house is down in a hollow. Fortunately, the neighbours across the street don't have super tall houses so I can still see the mountains over top. If I couldn't see them I don't think we would have bought this house. I needed to be able to see them. I would have felt clausterphobic if I couldn't.

Sometimes just seeing them out the window isn't enough. As you may know, I love to be out in nature. My most favourite place, where I blog about often & photograph often is Hayne's Point. Though its small, and this time of year, loaded with tourists, I can still find a place of peace & tranquility when I visit there.

Or I drive, I drive to where I can see more. Sometimes I stop, I walk or I hike, but often the drive is enough for me to find my center again.

And, as you know, I love finding NEW places. I love to travel, to road trip & to discover new locations to fall in love with the great outdoors & marvel in creation. There are places of beauty around every corner!

Dry Falls - north central Washington


  1. I also draw inner strength from observing nature. Somehow I feel closer to God when I'm out in his handiwork.

    I'm working on feeling close to him when I'm going to the market or doing laundry. He's right beside me no matter where I am.

    The picture of Dry Falls is interesting and beautiful.

  2. Lovely Beck, as always. What a great view from your house! I would love to live near mountains. For now, I'll have to be content to travel to them.

    I'm back, not quite officially, but couldn't help commenting on the sights here! Have lots to share and when I can figure out how to configure our new digital camera to upload onto the computer, I'll be "back in the saddle"!

    Your friend in Christ who's also looking to those hills...

  3. Okay, I realized that is in Washington, (he-he - I need to slow down and read the small print!), but still, mountains, hills, wherever, whatever are inspiring! I have a few great shots from our hiking trip coming soon. Have a great day!

  4. Anonymous9:41 AM

    If you are looking for some fantastic views from the Lord, sleep outside tonight and watch the amazing meteor shower, my eyes hurt from watching last night-Mom

  5. Becky,
    Wonderful post. Psalm 121 has a special place in my heart and has a lot do with my mission trip. I was blown away when I read you post and you had Psalm 121 as your verse. I should have my post up soon. Sorry it is taken me a while. God is so good!!!

  6. Wow~~what a few...awesome..we plan to retire in the North in the mountains some day...I love the mountains better than the beach.....

    Be Blessed

  7. The picture of Dry Falls is me it looks like a large question mark. I wonder what that means!!!!