Psalm 89 :: Scripture Photo - Niagara Falls ::


God! Let the cosmos praise your wonderful ways,
the choir of holy angels sing anthems to your faithful ways!
Search high and low, scan skies and land,
you’ll find nothing and no one quite like God.
The holy angels are in awe before him;
he looms immense and august over everyone around him.
God-of-the-Angel-Armies, who is like you,
powerful and faithful from every angle?
You put the arrogant ocean in its place
and calm its waves when they turn unruly.
You gave that old hag Egypt the back of your hand,
you brushed off your enemies with a flick of your wrist.
You own the cosmos—you made everything in it,
everything from atom to archangel.
You positioned the North and South Poles;
the mountains Tabor and Hermon sing duets to you.
With your well-muscled arm and your grip of steel—
nobody trifles with you!
The Right and Justice are the roots of your rule;
Love and Truth are its fruits.
Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise,
who shout on parade in the bright presence of God.
Delighted, they dance all day long; they know
who you are, what you do—they can’t keep it quiet!
Your vibrant beauty has gotten inside us—
you’ve been so good to us! We’re walking on air!
All we are and have we owe to God,
Holy God of Israel, our King!

Psalm 89:15-18

The Message


Sometimes we need to be reminded of our wonderful, good and loving God, and His power, and His majesty.

In the midst of my inner struggle…I found my place as I read these verses.

Though my circumstances didn’t change one bit….my heart found calm and solace…the result of  the passwords of praise.


Do you know the passwords of praise?



Joy Day! :: Niagara Falls ::


It’s Joy Day!


The day when we count ‘seven’ gifts.  Whatever it is that has blessed our past week.  The good, and the wish it weren’t so, things too.  Please join me in this exercise toward JOY.  There is something about it that helps us to breathe, relax, and discover joy.

I’ll start!

God, I thank you for…

  1. a worshipful service & a message that resonated in my heart
  2. two dear friends who sent their love
  3. the gift of lasagna, fritata, salads, and nuts
  4. a week of the most views ever on the blog
  5. that assurance that You will never leave us or forsake us
  6. a sister who doesn’t know me who wanted to bless me
  7. an overnight visit from my dear dear friend

Now it YOUR turn!!  Please scroll down to “Share Your Thoughts” and tap in your ‘seven.’
When we count and give thanks….joy comes.  I’m pretty sure you need more joy, too.

If this counting does for you what it does for me, then you just might want to take the Joy Dare here.


Let’s join with the cosmos in praising His wonderful ways!


P.S. Join me here again at 7 p.m. EDT (Sunday) for Monday Funday.  It’s an amazing link party filled with fabulous inspiration…DIY’s, recipes, home decor, and much more.  I am so very blessed to be guest hosting this fun party with 5 very talented ladies.   See you again then!!

P.P.S.  These photos were taken from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls….one of the seven wonders of the world that does not compare to God’s magnificence.

P.P.P.S. If you missed yesterday’s post, you might want to pop over here for an encouraging scripture photo

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  1. Gwen says

    My joy day. I am encouraged by a blogger praising God in the midst of deep hardships
    2 my Mom and I can talk daily
    3 my husband will go to a specialist to get help for his adrenal gland ordeal
    4 I am so easily confused and rest in Jesus
    5. Family
    6. Flowers
    7 my God is for Me though I am so changed by my brain injury

    • Diane says

      My dear friend….isn’t it good that Jesus is our friend and helper? I’m so grateful for His love and grace.
      Oh I do hope your husband gets answers for his health issue….will pray for him and you in this.
      Thank you for taking time each week to count your ‘seven,’ Gwen. Let’s praise His Name together!!

  2. Beautiful, thank you. God Bless, Ginger

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Savannah Granny!!
      May your new week over flow with HIS Joy!

  3. Hallelujah!
    1. The beauty of His extravagant creation……leaves beyond number.
    2. jubilant birdsong
    3. His wonderful beautiful omnipresence
    4. doing devos outside
    5. sunshine dappled trees
    6. the miracle of salvation. all else is abundance.
    7. summer!

    • Diane says

      Oh Carol, I love how your heart is filled with JOY! I can feel it here.
      Rejoicing with you at God’s goodness and His hand of grace and provision.

  4. Mel says

    Those are incredible, breath taking photos….partnered with powerful words, perfectly. In all things, I praise G-d. But alas, not perfectly…some times I require a bit of a nudge. I’ll consider this one. I can so easily get sidetracked. *sigh*
    Ah, but the joys…
    * the safe return of he-who-was-sorely-missed
    * fresh strawberries and cream
    * the gleeful 4 year old who dropped what she was doing to come get a hug
    * the smell of freshly cut grass
    * the lower than predicted flood waters
    * messengers who can get my attention
    * clinical progress, slow as it’s been

    • Diane says

      And isn’t it just like Him to give us those little nudges? And don’t they re-orient us beautifully?
      Rejoicing with you at all the goodness He has blessed your with this past week. None are small, but having your heart partner home is the best.
      May your joy cup overflow this week…and the healing, too. [hugs]

  5. It’s so important to praise the Lord no matter the circumstances. He is so worthy.
    Here are my joys:
    1. New writing opportunities.
    2. The motivation to start working on my book.
    3. Sunny, warm days.
    4. Writing His promises in stone!
    5. Healthy, happy children!

    • Diane says

      Amen to that Barbie!! Where would we be without that ‘habit.’
      Thank you for sharing your joys today! In the midst…there is soooo much goodness from the Lord.
      I am so excited for the wonderful new possibilities for you Barbie. May God’s hand of favor rest on you. [hugs]

  6. Praising God and counting the gifts over at Can I joy Dare you? These are mind from last week.

    • Diane says

      Rejoicing with you at His goodness!
      May His joy overwhelm you today, Janis!


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