When Times Get Tough…Remember Your Blessings…

As I look back over my life and all that God has allowed me to experience on this earth, I am grateful.  I am taking a couple of weeks off from thinking too much…a mental health break… and have decided to share some of my favorite photos with you instead.  As you view the various photos, reflect.  What kind of God could imagine all of these things and create them so beautifully for us to enjoy?  Our God, The One and Only, The Almighty, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth!  Praise Him for His wondrous works!

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Our back yard in the fall.


We’re not at the zoo people! This is the real thing!

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My daughter cooling off with the kids in India.

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Touring England. God didn’t create these buildings of course, but they are still awesome for us to enjoy!

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A walkway in Florida through a nature perserve.


You’ve got to love a random bug!

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Castles in England fascinate me!

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A cow in India.

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I got up early and went to Cades Cove to see a bear. All I saw was some deer. That’s OK with me!

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The morning sun has still not burnt the mist off the horizon.

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A momma and her calf in Florida.

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A bird in my backyard. Anyone know what kind it is?

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Take off!

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Views from our boat ride in India.

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Yes, that’s a real live herd of elephants!

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I’m intrigued by the old buildings in England.


An Ohio frog being held by my braver than me, daughter-in-law! Frogs remind me to Fully Rely On God! Get it?


Another view in my backyard.

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A couple of monkeys in India. This baby has ears only a mother could love!

A monkey on the streets in India.

My favorite picture of a monkey on the streets in India.

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A barren Mt. St. Helen.

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A view of mountains from the plane.

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India is so cool. Love this!

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We’re on our way to Gatlinburg in the spring.

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A double rainbow on the way to Mt. Hood.

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Florida beaches.

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Pigeon Forge in the fall. Lovely!

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Yep, they’re real. Swept up by the boat we were on in Oregon.

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Photos don’t even express the majesty in a sunset.

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Sunset in San Diego.


Love a Florida sunset!



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I think this is a tea farm in India.

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Seattle Fish Market sells flowers!

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A couple of turkey buzzards in Florida.

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This looks like a love story. Don’t let them fool you. They were fighting for a space on the dock!

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Arf, Arf, Arf!

God's promise of a better tomorrow!

God’s promise of a better tomorrow!

Psalm 150:6  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord.

Romans 1:20  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—

have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Glenda Kremer
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 23:05:30

    love your pictures! and love that you are taking a break! enjoy it! when were you in England and India?


    • Lori Kempton
      Mar 25, 2013 @ 06:52:21

      Thanks, Glenda. My daughter and I went on a mission trip about 13 years ago to India. I think it was about 7-8 years ago Jim and I visited my son in England when he was stationed there. Thanks for stopping by to visit! 🙂


  2. Melissa Scott
    Mar 25, 2013 @ 05:43:03

    Wow! The mountaintops! That’s the one that really made me pause. And the Scripture you chose is perfect. Thanks for the blessing, my friend! ~Melissa 2 Cor 9:8


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