God in all things, Photography, Scenery, Travel

Trust

This photo is from our trip to Glacier NP 3 years ago. This was on the Ptarmigan trail. Like most hikers, we were willing to follow the trail with only a vague idea of where it was heading. This particular trail heads to a tunnel which you cannot see until you are practically just a few yards from it. Despite not being able to see exactly where the tunnel was, we were confident we would make it to the other side of the ridge.

And so it is with our walk with God. We need to trust that the “tunnels“ will be exactly where we need them.

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First Reactions

This is a photo of Bear Lake, which suits on the Utah/Idaho border. The drive there from Salt Lake City is very scenic but full of twists and turns. I remember coming around a corner and seeing the lake. It was a cloudless day (two days before this photo was taken) and it was striking how blue the water looked.

It makes me wonder what reaction the Israelites had when they first saw the promised land, a land “flowing with milk and honey.” God’s goodness is hard to fully appreciate!

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Solitude

One of the things I enjoy about an early morning run is the solitude. Nothing like a little time alone to sort through all that is going on the world/my life.

My idea of prayer has changed considerably through the years of my life. I used to think of prayer as talking to God. Now my prayer time is a little less talking and a lot more listening. Early morning runs are definitely prayer time.

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Puzzle

This photo was taken in 2017 at Glacier National Park. As a disclaimer, we were not as close as this picture might suggest and there was a row of trees between us and the moose.

I thought of this photo because my wife and I are currently working on a puzzle that is in the shape of a moose. It’s challenging because the pieces have very irregular shapes.

Right now, my life feels a little bit like a puzzle with irregular shapes. It’s challenging because everything is so different from the routine. Taking the same approach to life and the puzzle – one piece at a time!

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The Path

This photo was taken during a hike in the Virgin Islands National Park last year. if you look closely you can see the path going forward; notice how it passes close to the edge of a sharp drop off (near the middle right in the photo).

I often write about hiking on a path as a metaphor for the paths that we follow in our lives. This photo certainly illustrates the dangers that we encounter in life, particularly if we do not keep our eyes properly focused on the path ahead.

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Around the river bend

I’ve shared more than one photo looking down a road, path or river with a bend which didn’t allow a view of what was around the bend. In this photo from Yellowstone, the surrounding landscape gives a good idea of what is “around the bend.”

Sometimes in life, if we don’t know what is coming, it’s because we are not looking in the right direction. Look up!

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