Word-Filled Wednesday

Several weeks ago Nolemana and I drove up to Hood River to get more apples. It was a rainy day but we didn’t care. We decided to drive along the Historic Columbia Gorge Highway because it’s so lovely in the fall.

Despite the rain, there were a lot of people out; hikers in their shorts and hiking boots headed up the trails, some with babies in backpacks. Oregonians don’t stop their activities just because it’s raining!

At Horsetail Falls, which is right next to the road, I was captivated by a rainbow of dazzling color in front of me: the pink of the greyhound’s raincoat which was reflected in the road, her owner’s umbrella, the leaves turning from green to gold, and the waterfall cascading down with a roar.

Lately I have felt “afflicted and not comforted”, but the colors filling my eyes reminded me yet again that ke Akua will give me beauty for ashes, and that this gray season that I’m in will not last forever.

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14 Responses to Word-Filled Wednesday

  1. Cool photo! I pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend, and that the bright colors in your life will soon surround you and comfort you once again!

  2. Kikue Mugen says:

    WOW such a wonderful, eye-catching picture! I have to say that you’ve been doing such a great job with these. Little ‘blessing nuggets’ is what I call them.

  3. Denise says:

    Such a beautiful picture, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. hip chick says:

    What a great WFW! I love it! And, I’m glad that you were able to see the gems that God leaves at your feet. It’s no fun to feel sort of sad.

  5. Joan says:

    God be with you.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Blessings

  6. Gorgeous pic and LOVE that verse!

  7. Laurie Ann says:

    Gorgeous WFW! Praying for your comfort and peace. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Happy WFW!

  8. Amydeanne says:

    what a great image! that verse really jumps out at me with your post today!

    God bless!

  9. Tricia says:

    That is gorgeous, and the verse really speaks to my heart. I too lately have felt tossed and not comforted… thanks for sharing!

    Blessings!

  10. Mariposa says:

    Beautiful photo…and a lovely verse!

    I pray that God will comfort you…and shower you more with grace and blessings!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Peggy says:

    Blessings Mokihana…such a brillant photo and verse! The greyhound is beautiful…and the scene spectacular even in the rain…the smell of autumn leaves & fresh rain…ahhhh…With a thankful heart…I ask that this “grey season you feel afflicted & not comforted” changes to being fulfilling & uplifting with the aura of the colors…of fall filled with warmth & richness…
    abundance & blessings…touching the heart of God with your words! Just give thanks and praise and all the grey should melt away! Hoping & wishing you God’s comfort & grace! Look up to Jesus! From my blog to yours: “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe…” Hebrews 12:28

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
    Peggy

  12. oh how beautiful my friend! I have felt the same way. Holidays are always difficult for me. But He will see me through! Thanks for the reminder!

  13. Debra says:

    Hello dear friend,

    Isaiah 54 is one of my ‘life’ chapters. It’s filled with promises.
    Your photos are very stunning and different. You see things that we might miss. God made you especially YOU, there is no other. Sometimes it is okay to feel down.
    It helps me to understand that He has felt that way too, so He can comfort me. Now you can give hope to someone who may need it. There’s a good reason for everything… Blessings and love to you.
    ~Debra

  14. Beautiful photo. Here in grey and soon to be snowy Michigan, i also seek any drop of color I can find. It helps a lot that the neighborhood gets heavily into decorating for the holidays :-}

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