July Photo Journal

Some shared views from my vantage point:

Breath of beauty in the midst of a busy city - now that I have a “regular job” again and am not solely dedicated to writing, I incorporate at least one daily walk around the office building block to refresh my creative soul and delight in the Lord in a new location and vocation. These lovely flowers are a welcome and wonderful respite from the gray concrete of the cityscape. They remind me that beauty can flourish in the most unlikely places and that light shines even brighter in the darkness.

Breath of beauty in the midst of a busy city - now that I have a “regular job” again and am not solely dedicated to writing, I incorporate at least one daily walk around the office building block to refresh my creative soul and delight in the Lord in a new location and vocation. These lovely flowers are a welcome and wonderful respite from the gray concrete of the cityscape. They remind me that beauty can flourish in the most unlikely places and that light shines even brighter in the darkness.

Cool Damp Sunset Road - There is something refreshing, haunting, lonely and peaceful about this photo. The colors are cool, even the yellows of the sunset. The road is long and mostly empty. The cars appear to be mere shadows. I don’t know what the future holds or where it will take me, but I know the One who guides my footsteps and guards my life. And with Him, I can do anything and go anywhere. I do not fear the road ahead, no matter what it looks like. All my hope is the One who is leading me on.

Cool Damp Sunset Road - There is something refreshing, haunting, lonely and peaceful about this photo. The colors are cool, even the yellows of the sunset. The road is long and mostly empty. The cars appear to be mere shadows. I don’t know what the future holds or where it will take me, but I know the One who guides my footsteps and guards my life. And with Him, I can do anything and go anywhere. I do not fear the road ahead, no matter what it looks like. All my hope is the One who is leading me on.

Brilliant and Blazing Flowers of SoCal Summer - The sun hit the flowers and ignited their colors to a vibrancy not visible any other way. May it be so for me that the Son shines on me in such a way that His glory and majesty are revealed in the colors of my life.

Brilliant and Blazing Flowers of SoCal Summer - The sun hit the flowers and ignited their colors to a vibrancy not visible any other way. May it be so for me that the Son shines on me in such a way that His glory and majesty are revealed in the colors of my life.

Enjoying the Moment and Savoring Daily Delights - This is a photo from the last week before I accepted an offer for a “regular job.” I remember thinking to myself that I wasn’t going to entertain any notions of worry and that instead I would enjoy every moment right up to the end. I didn’t want to waste any time on fear of what the future held or disappointment in having to return to the corporate world. I purposed in my heart to delight in the Lord each day and not let anything steal my joy and peace.

Enjoying the Moment and Savoring Daily Delights - This is a photo from the last week before I accepted an offer for a “regular job.” I remember thinking to myself that I wasn’t going to entertain any notions of worry and that instead I would enjoy every moment right up to the end. I didn’t want to waste any time on fear of what the future held or disappointment in having to return to the corporate world. I purposed in my heart to delight in the Lord each day and not let anything steal my joy and peace.

The Yellow-Petaled Road - The Lord decorates even the ground that I walk on. It’s amazing to me to see how the Lord takes time to create delightful paths for my feet to walk on and my heart to dance along.

The Yellow-Petaled Road - The Lord decorates even the ground that I walk on. It’s amazing to me to see how the Lord takes time to create delightful paths for my feet to walk on and my heart to dance along.