reflection, Scenery


“I can’t believe what I just saw!” Jack Buck, radio broadcast of Kirk Gibson Home Run in the 1988 World Series.

Flying home from Utah, I was looking out the plane window and saw only a layer of white clouds. Just a little bit later, I looked out and saw something I had never seen before. I’m really not even sure how to describe it. Somehow, while the sun was still shining above the clouds, it was also shining through from below the clouds. Fortunately, I took a picture so you don’t really need my description. God continues to amaze me!


God only knows

I chose this photo to share because it makes me think of all the trees that were uprooted or broken in two by the tornadoes on Memorial Day. Viewing the damage to homes and property is heart-breaking.

Why does God allow these things to happen? The short answer is “I don’t know.” The longer answer is “only God knows, and I’m not God.” I do know that we tend to focus on the temporary and immediate. There have been times in my life when something happened that I believed was bad. But in hindsight, I am able to see the good that came as an outcome. Other times, things have happened and I never understood why or what good came from them. But I am able to believe there was good that resulted.

(Photo: Bandelier National Monument)



I’ve written before about the times and ways God surprises us. This photo actually represents two surprises for me.

We had just taken enough from the Cincinnati airport; I looked out the window and saw this strange white stuff on the ground. It took me a moment to realize it was dense fog over the Ohio River. Surprise 1. Of course I had to take a picture!

The second surprise came when I finished editing the photo – adjusting the light/contrast and color. I hadn’t even noticed the colors in the sky until I was actually cropping the photo.