God in all things, Photography, Prayer, Scenery, Travel

Imagination

This photo was taken near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The clouds were astounding throughout the day. So many different patterns; I looked across here and saw waves crashing on the beach.

God has given us a wonderful and powerful gift of imagination. One way to use this gift is imaginative prayer, where you picture yourself in a scene from the Bible. This Lent would be an excellent time to practice this form of prayer

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God in all things, Photography, Scenery, Travel

Frame Arch

On the hike to Delicate Arch, there is a small opening in rock right before you round the corner and have a full view of the Arch. This is the view through the opening, known as Frame Arch because of the striking view. It is a short scramble up several feet from the main trail, but well worth the effort.

Sometimes we need to extend ourselves a little beyond our “comfort zone” to experience some of God’s richest blessings.

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Being Present

I took this photo a couple of weeks ago when we were hiking at the Narrows Park. I remember the afternoon vividly. The air was crisp but not too cold. It was a sunny day and nearly no wind as you can tell from the calm water. I remember looking over and seeing the pile of rocks and thinking that it would make for a good picture. I took pictures from a couple of spots but liked this one the best.

One thing about taking pictures is it makes you pay more attention to details. Another way to think about it is that it forces you to be present in the moment. Being present is certainly an important part of seeing God in all things.

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Perspective

This is a photo from the second time we visited the Grand Prismatic Spring. Quite a different view compared to our first visit 2 days earlier. The first day we were there, it was cold and drizzly. It was hard to see much of the water because there was so much steam rising. And with very little sun, the predominant color was grey. (Is grey a color?) The second visit, there was much less visible stream rising and the contrast in colors was striking.

I’m sure we have all had the experience of not “seeing” what if right before us the first time we encounter it. There are many instances in the New Testament that refer to individuals being prevented from seeing (understanding) what was happening. For me, this is another way to think about “perspective.”

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