God in all things, Photography, Travel

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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Calm before the storm

This photo was taken during our trip to Panama earlier this year. I like how calm and peaceful the river appears. That all changed shortly after I took this photo as many of the students on the trip entered the river to swim, skip stones and generally splash around.

Sometimes in our daily lives, we experience a calm and know that it is about to change in a big way. It is important to be present in these quiet moments and know that God is there and will still be there when life gets crazy.

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Knowing

As I have written about before, I’d like to take pictures that show a different perspective. This is a photo of Anglin Falls near Berea, KY from our hike at the beginning of February.

It’s a good to try and see things from different perspectives. I’ve been reading recently about the difference between knowing something from a book knowledge perspective (studying) versus knowing based on personal experience.

Knowing God is much more about experience than studying.

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