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.

reflection, Scenery

One of a Kind

This is a photo of Devils Tower in Wyoming, taken last year during a brief trip out west. The name is an unfortunate mis-translation of the Native American name (which is more like “Bear’s House”). It is a surreal sight. I’m sure part of the reason for me is due to having first seen it in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But also, it is such a one of a kind formation.

In our Father’s eyes, each of us is very “one of a kind.”

reflection, Scenery


This photo was taken a few years ago in Kruger National Park in South Africa. The park is a large animal preserve, one of the largest national parks in the world. It is roughly the same size as New Jersey.

This photo does not begin to capture the moment. As I reflected on my memories, the word that came to mind was “awesome.” This morning, as I drove to work this song was on the radio:

Heaven and earth are singing

Glory hallelujah

Let the whole world see

The greatness of our God

In awesome wonder

He reigns forever

(Newsboys – The Greatness of our God)