Sunday, July 29, 2012

God is good.

Ahh, so many amazing things to see in this world.

Thank you, God, for the incredible views you've created for us. I love you!!!

Pagosa Springs © Leia Jobe, 2012.

I've taken a lot of pictures in the past couple weeks, and will soon post my photo/blog/thoughts on my favorite verses from this (and last) week's Bible reading. Stay tuned! ;)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Next Two Sundays

For the next two Sundays, I'll be on the road with very little Internet access... So please read along with me through the next couple books of the Bible. I will be reading through Psalm (and possibly Proverbs) as I travel through New Mexico and Colorado taking photographs of the amazing western landscapes God has gifted us with.

A photo for you as I say goodbye (for now), taken of this morning's sunrise:

Sunday, July 15, 2012


There is currently a thunderstorm outside my window.

I feel like I am related to Job.

My name is Jobe.

I feel his pain. I love this story. I am this story. I am going to write a book about this story.

But for now, I am going to learn to keep my mouth shut about things that I don't understand, and give you, instead, this picture I took a few hours ago in my front yard, which I just happened to take when I happened to witness a hornet-like-creature snatching a cicada out of mid-air. The hornet then proceeded to eat him. Personally, I have never felt sorry for cicadas before. Today, maybe. Perhaps there are some things that I am not wise enough to understand.

If I were brave enough to ask, I'd ask about grasshoppers. But then again, maybe I wouldn't... because my encounters with grasshoppers have given me stories to tell. Funny stories. Stories that comfort other people in times of trouble... which, maybe, just maybe, is the meaning of many things.

But God is incredible, and his wisdom is infinite. Thank you, God.

And thanks, Job, for being in this story.

p.s. (If I ever have a daughter, I'm naming her Jemimah.)

Job 39:20

I should also add that as I was reading, I noticed a single pencil mark notation I had made in my Bible a long, long time ago. It was just a single pink arrow pointing to this verse: "I myself made her foolish and without common sense." (Job 39:17).

The Book of Job / Jobe

The day has come. It is Job day.

I'll be posting photographs later today as I finish the one book of the Bible I have always felt most connected to... the book of Job.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

Chapter 9 of the book of Ezra was so good that I had to stop, smile, and reread everything I'd just read. Many times.

I attended a funeral yesterday for a lovely woman who was amazingly alive, and who ministered to the children at church with such happiness that no one could ever be the same.

Ezra 9:5-9 are so incredibly fitting, for not only her funeral, but also for this season of my life. Please, please seek out these verses for yourself and read them, over and over, until you hold them as dearly in your heart as I do.

Ezra 9:9
Next week I tackle Job. Since my last name is Jobe, and for a myriad of other reasons.... I cannot wait.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

2 Chronicles 32:34 - Ezra 1:1-4

Dear God: Thanks for bringing my brother home safe from war. We love him very much. We love You very much, too.

2 Chronicles 34:26-27

2 Chronicles 35:18

Ezra 1:1