By My Side

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By My Side

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I walk this path of life in peace

each step upon this trail I take

keeping to worn ways of Truth

I follow Him whom all has made

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For when I look about the trail

ย and see some others no longer there

ย my heart may start to ponder this

but I recall the One who cares

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As long as He is by my side

and I abide within His will

I move along this way unmarred

ย His love within bids me be still

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For He is love in all He does

and leaving’s not his way with me

ย Once He’s led me into his Light

I ย belong to him eternally.

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Wendy/2013

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People come and go in our lives; yet, stability is often what we crave.

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Our Creator God has a love for us unmatched by any other lover.

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He is stability to the utmost.

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He is the Lover of my soul and my eternal Hope.

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Whom then shall I fear?

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I am sharing with you the hike my husband and I took at Paradise Meadows in July.

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We’ve been here several times before…

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yet each time I see new treasures.

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Believe it or not – I am only showing you a small portion of all that I photographed…

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Next week I will do a shorter post featuring the wildflowers I enjoyed at this alpine park.

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This tree knows how to grow a mossy beard…

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I couldn’t get over how enormous this rock was that I was standing on; it overlooked the lake we had lunch beside.

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There is no shortage of water up in this meadow.

So serene and green…

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It was not hot on our hike; however, this fungus seems to think otherwise.

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Feathered spectators don’t make me nervous.

Our island is the cougar capital of the world.

I have only seen two in my 25 years here; that’s enough for me!

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Grow where you are planted?

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Just four more pictures to go for those of you still scrolling this post…

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This is a much easier hike than the previous one I posted.

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Calm and cool.

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Still and silent simplicity.

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Waterย of Life Blessings ~ Wendy

ย *Did you find a picture here that especially spoke to you? *ย 

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As I did some last minute editing of this post, I was kept company by my little dog who is usually beside me on the den sofa. I am more appreciative than usual for his company as he was away for two days at the animal hospital. He was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. It’s been a rough week for him and our family. You don’t realize just how much you really care about someone until you almost lose them. His recovery is slow. I cried with joy yesterday when he walked to the water dish on his own to get a big drink. The only more stressful thing I can imagine is if it were one of my kids that were this sick… or my handsome hubby. Give your loved ones an extra hug!

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