I am thankful that nature isn’t flat. God created things to have depth and beauty.
As people, the temptation is to live shallow lives in the name of convenience.
He calls us on into more beautiful depth…and reminds us with every sunset that He creates depth for a beautiful purpose.
English Standard Version
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18
I was reminded today that
Beauty is found in the messy parts of life.
Hannah’s post so eloquently captured what has been stirring within me.
Read it here.
For a while now, I’ve been debating if I should
post my camera fails
to show you
Hannah pushed me over the edge.
(Hugs and a huge thank you to her!)
Enjoy my camera flaws and remember,
the flaws don’t detract from the beautiful time I had ensconced
in nature, shooting up a storm.
Today, I am thankful for the beauty that is found in the messy and the flawed.
Ever have one of those days when you wrestle
It’s a battle to keep your shoulders back and your face uplifted?
The days when you find yourself
comparing your insides
to other women’s
In this shot I recently took,
nothing is smooth or perfect.
The beauty is found when the rugged and rough meets
of the water.
Find your beauty
to the serenity.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
Psalm 27:4 ESV
I am thankful for His invitation…to simply gaze upon the beauty around me which reflects
I am thankful that He is worthy of my gaze,
and that somehow,
when my gaze is fixed on Him,
His beauty is reflected through me…
scars, rugged edges and all.
We were only able to visit
during the day, but
it was well worth the visit!
The beauty in this park is far-flung on a grand scale!
The Headlands International Dark Sky Park
approval for an incredible
project, which you can read about here
We cannot wait to visit again…after dark, so we can capture
even more incredible shots!
Below are some of the daytime
that resonate with beauty.
Sometimes, Saturday holds mystery and beauty
fun and laughter.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
a while ago, when
a cold front met
a warm front.
We were swimming as a family when we noticed the fog rolling in. The mystery only added to the beauty as we joked that we were in the middle of our own real life Thriller.
I have the heart of a wanderer.
I love exploring, and recording snippets of beauty.
But most of all,
I am thankful for untouched beauty that refreshes your soul and
reminds you to simply BE,
no matter how far or where we travel.
The gallery below
reveals some more of the beauty that
James and I discovered on our most recent adventure.
Be still and enjoy.
Confession: I get a bit overwhelmed at times by beauty, even man-made beauty.
I can’t fathom throwing all of these photographs online as if they were a
deluge of beauty.
So, here is the first snippet of the grandeur found at the Mackinac Bridge…and yet another reminder of how small we are,
until we work together for significant things.
Photos taken by James Harold are duly noted, and still protected under international copyright laws.