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Abundance

Abundance is richness, fullness and plentiful…

Another great day to enjoy the abundance of snow that God has sprinkled onto the mountains!

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Fresh white mountaintop

Ethereal and inviting

Adventure awaits

Soft powdery snow

Great cardio exercise

Ascending the trail

Pristine wonderland

Rolling ridge under blue sky

Overwhelming sight

Playful and thankful

Gasping at God’s handiwork

Breathless scenery

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Sacred Space

After being cooped up in the house for a while due to minor surgery, I couldn’t wait to step outside into the sunlight and breathe some fresh air!

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Up the mountain I come, and trample onto the pearly white path;

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and to have my tingling pain from surgery, soothed by the cool mountain breeze.

I rejoice immersing in this alluring sacred space…

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listening quietly to the sound of nature, and be in silence communion with the Creator of this natural beauty.

For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from Him.
(Psalm 62:5 NRSV)

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Wintry Joy

A walk in the wood


blanketed with pristine white snow on this sunny blue sky


is magical and sheer wintry joy.

You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

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Beauty in White

Fresh snow falling bountifully from the sky

and dazzles the park with beauty in white

Young and old, as well as animals, reveling in this snowy delight

One snowy scripture verse brings to mind as I step into this enchanting white trail…

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”   says the Lord.


“Though your sins are like scarlet,  they shall be as white as snow;


though they are red as crimson,  they shall be like wool. (Isaiah 1:18)

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It was a foggy day and I looked forward to enjoy a cool and misty stroll up the mountain.

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The sunset above the cloud was glowing with delight;

and the thick blanket of fog that covered the city skylines looked like a fairyland.

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Renewed Strength

The morning sun is shining, the fresh snow is falling, and the mountains are calling…

for me to come and enjoy their snowy splendid.

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As I am huffing and puffing up the snow trail, I grow exhausted and have to stop every so often to rest, and to contemplate whether to go higher or to turn back down.

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After a sip of drink and some tasty snack, I look around and in awe once again by the magnificent white, my strength is renewed and I am able to march upward.

As I am climbing, suddenly, the well-known verses from Isaiah 40 come to mind:

He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:29-31)

Oftentimes, when I think of these verses, I think I would only experience this renewal when I grow older.

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But today while grinding up the slope, I suddenly have this spiritual epiphany and could totally relate to the rich meaning of these Isaiah verses.

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Just like how I need rest and food to renew my energy hiking up mountains,
I also need to rest and wait on the Lord to nurture me and renewed my strength when I am weary, so I can soar again and again.

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