Rest in the Most High

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. -Psalm 62:1

In God alone, is where true peace and security is found. Step out of the storm and rest in Him. Let Him be that shelter. For the rest He gives, is like no other. This peace seeps deep down into our bones deeply and completely. It’s not just surface-y. No, it’s the real deal. This peace and security cannot be found in distractions or at the bottom of a bottle. It cannot be found by running or in a bag of potato chips. This peace is found in His presence, and when we dwell in Him, we will experience this profound rest-a rest only He can provide. It can’t be shaken or moved. And no one can take it away. This gift is ours for the keeping.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. -Psalm 91:1

Autumn Pop

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Here in Alaska, fall is in full effect, with the trees all dressed in color. Gold and orange birch leaves pop amongst the ever green spruce trees. Being quite the sight to see, we set out on another family drive this past weekend, when Autumn Pop was snapped.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Fall’s Fury

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

As the season starts to change and leaves begin to turn bright yellows and oranges, here in Alaska, I was reminded of a photo I captured last year. It was our first fall in the Last Frontier and I was mesmerized by the autumn colors and the deep, blue-green rivers. I didn’t realize that Alaska had beautiful birch trees, until I arrived. This is one of my favorite fall shots. I’m hoping in the next couple of weeks I can snap some more of God’s heavenly creations!

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Fall Fireweed

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

I snapped this Fall Fireweed shot on a day trip back from our favorite Alaskan beach this past weekend. An unexpected pull over to the side of the road for a quick stop, and we happened upon this gorgeous pocket of landscape with leaves beginning to turn and signs of autumn surrounding us.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Sunless Seward Harbor

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Sunless Seward Harbor was an image I shot on my birthday a couple of weeks ago, on an impromptu drive to Seward in Alaska. While I love the little harbor town of Seward and have only been there a handful of times, I can’t remember the sun shining even once while there, thus, the name for this pic. Despite the thick cloud cover, the teal water makes this photo pop and God’s creation shine.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Fuel Your Walk Friday

Fuel your walk with some Jesus and Joe.

I love Jesus and I love me an iced cuppa fresh cold brew halved with vanilla almond milk. What better way to combine the two and perk up the beginning of your weekend, than to “Fuel Your Walk” with some Jesus and Joe. Once a week, I will be posting a little snippet, thought, quote or question to ponder in relation to your walk with Christ. So grab your favorite mug, pour yourself a delicious cuppa Joe and get comfy as you let these questions percolate in your mind:

This week’s quote hit me hard and made me really think. In his book, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, Francis Chan said, “Both worry and stress reek of arrogance.”

Are you placing your worries and stressors in His hands?

On the Forest Floor

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

Today’s Majestic Marvel Monday, is a new Gallery Edition post! In addition to my typical Monday share, I will occasionally showcase some portfolio pieces in a collection format. This one is called On the Forest Floor.

I had so much fun capturing these images in our backyard last week. A stroll through our forest of a yard, had me noticing the smallest of God’s wonders-plants, leaves, and fungi I typically wouldn’t take notice of. This beauty would have easily been missed if I hadn’t been present and fully aware. These hidden gems On the Forest floor were a result of my backyard treasure hunt. I’m learning that sometimes it takes opening our eyes a little wider to really see all that He has given us.

Fall on the Forest Floor
Berries and Dew Drops
Mossy Sprinkle
Web of Droplets
Single ‘Shroom
Festive Greenery
Twiggy Greens
Blade and Berries
Stellar ‘Shroom
Rusted Curl
Blades of Raindrops
Spiky ‘Shroom
Topped Trio

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Mint Chip and Marshmallow Sky

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

We’ve been taking a lot of family day trips lately, here in Alaska. Recently, I’ve been challenging myself to get at least one shot I like from the passenger window as my husband navigates the car down the highway. Mint Chip and Marshmallow Sky was my favorite pic that I snapped on our last excursion. While it was a gloomy summer day, our Creator sure didn’t hide His splendor! Instead, His majesty shone through in the layered lush greenery and gray and white puffs that graced the afternoon sky.

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

Fireweed Flair

It’s Majestic Marvel Monday! Since Mondays can often be one of the tougher days of the week and for many, it means back to the daily grind, what better way to put a smile on your face than to marvel at His majestic wonders! I absolutely love photography! It is both a creative outlet and passion that brings me joy. So, each Monday, I will post at least one photo of God’s majestic marvels I’ve captured. See and be in awe of His creations and beauty!

This week’s mountain shots are decorated with some Fireweed Flair. This is the first time since being in Alaska (not quite a year now), that I got to see these beautiful wildflowers dressing the hillsides throughout the landscape. While these shots only show a few of these tall, fuscia-colored flowers that thrive in mountain meadows, they sure brightened up these pics!

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. -Job 37:14

Copyright © 2021 Aimee Phillippi

My “Holding onto His Hope” Playlist

Some days are so trying, it may feel like life will always be a struggle. And, it may be. We can expect trouble because God didn’t promise us a life without problems. In John 16:33, He did say, however, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

He is the One we need to run to when life becomes overwhelming and the suffering too much. I’ve mentioned previously that Christian music and worship help draw me closer to Him. He will give us peace, even during trials, but we must make that time to reach for Him. Here’s my new “Holding onto His Hope” playlist:

  1. Keep on Hoping-Riley Clemmons
  2. Hold Onto Me-Lauren Daigle
  3. Cling-Lion & Bear
  4. Fighting for Me-Riley Clemmons
  5. Carry Me-NEEDTOBREATHE (feat. Jon Foreman of Switchfoot)
  6. Maybe It’s OK-We Are Messengers
  7. Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)-H.E.R. and Tauren Wells
  8. Light of Your Grace (Radio Version)-Citizens
  9. In This Moment-Riley Clemmons
  10. It’s Always Been You-Phil Whickham
  11. God of the Wilderness-Shaylee Simeone
  12. Can’t Take Away-Jeremy Camp
  13. Even at My Worst-Blanca

If you’ll hold on to me for dear life, says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!” -Psalms 91:14-16 MSG