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In every situation God is doing a thousand things that we cannot see and do not know

John Piper

Dedicated to: Our Great God

Who alone can do wonders Whose ways are far above our own Who is good to us in all He does Who revealed His glory to us on this trip In ways we could not have fathomed

Lord thank you We love you

Pike Place Market Seattle, WA

Hustle, bustle, people, fun colors and smells under the sun fruits and veggies and flowers galore so much to see and enjoy and explore

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in Thee. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord is everlasting strength Isaiah 26:3,4

Sail Away

Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Sail Sail Sail OUt on the water so blue sail sail sail what a wonderful thing to do

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Washington Arboretum

Under the trees we frolic so free with a picnic and flowers quite merry were we

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:33-34

Lopez Island Washington

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind 2 Timothy 1:7

To see the world on a bike is a beautiful thing to pause anD to note the smallest of things the rustle of grass, the smell of the fields the ocean waves crashing the rocks standing still the daisies so white the skies so blue the swallows fast flying the pigs marching through a hart in the woodlands a rabbit in the sun oh the things you can see when you’re not on the run

nestled in grace

Heather Lake Trail Snohomish, Washington

I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from where shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth He will not allow your foot to slip He who keeps you will not slumber. The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever Pslams 121: 1-8

One things I have asked from the Lord, that shall I seek: that I may dwell in the house ...

of the Lord to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple Pslams 27:4

This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I have hope in Him. Lamentations 3:21-24

Idaho Idaho

unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies...

it cannot bear much fruit John 12:24


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Blessed be the Lord Who daily loads us with benefits The God of our salvation! Our god is the God of salvation; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death. Pslams 68:19-20

Do not fear for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:1,2


Farragut State Park, Idaho

Water Flowers Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindess is everlasting Psalm 107:1

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him Nahum 1:7

the Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deedS Psalm 145:17

He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. Psalm 91:4


Glacier National Park

the most beautiful place on earth

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven buy you? and there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. Psalms 73: 23 - 26, 28

the Going to the Sun road

I sought the Lord and He answered me;

He delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:21-24

WYOMING Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Who Can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord,
 or declare all his praise? Psalm 106:2

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10

Wyoming wild flowers

Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy... Save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. For you are great and do wondrous things; You alone are God. Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol. But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Turn to me and be gracious to me; Show me a sign of your favor...because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me. Psalm 86:1-17




I have loved you with an everlasting love Again I will build you, and you shall be built... therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3,4

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely,

and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2


Grand Tetons


For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory;
 my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him;
 God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:5-8

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:14 In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world. John 16:33 fear not, for I am with you;
 be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
 nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him” these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. I Corinthians 2:9, 10

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. I Corinthians 15:58


Lake South Dakota

The Needle’s Highway South Dakota

The Needle’s Eye After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you I Peter 5:10, 11


Dakota Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
 bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126: 5,6


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus Philippians 4:6,7

Nebraska But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken;

struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you. II Corinthians 4:7-12


All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. Psalm 25:10

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who wiLL save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
 he will quiet you by hiS love;
 he will exult over you with loud singing . Zephaniah 3:17

Fort collins, Colorado

Aurora Colorado Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. II Corinthians 1:3,4

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1: 2-4

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep Your’re gonna soak the pillow for many weeks You’re gonna cry Why? Why me? But in spite of the ache that doesn’t go away You’ll be sharing your story one rainy day And at the next table somebody catches your words He hear’s a truth that he’s never heard He takes it back to the marriage he’d given up on Hands it down to his daughter who writes it into song You didn’t know A thousand things are happening in this one thing Like a thousand fields nourished by a single drop of rain So honey, wrap yourself in promise while you wait the morning light A thousand things are happening tonight You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep ‘cause for the moment all that you can see Is what you’ve lost , lost Why me? But in the midst of the most exquisite pain you’re drawn into a peace that You cannot explain and the praises you sing of a sovereign God reach the girl whose last hope is gone she never thought there was purpose in anything here now the seed has been planted and it’s taking root there You didn’t know

A thousand things are happening in this one thing Like a thousand fields nourished by a single drop of rain So honey, wrap yourself in promise while you wait the morning light A thousand things are happening tonight

You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep A thousand miracles you’ll have to wait and see

Behind the Scenes make a

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face the hair dyeing experiment

the not so scenic locations

affectionately nicknamed...

“barren wrath�

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snack time

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Our Cross Country Trip Final  

our trip from WA to LA