Category: Landscape

Clouds

‘Clouds get in my way’. Sometimes we do not see the obvious because something gets into the way of our seeing. Clear our vision so that we can see what is hidden by our clouds.

Two jetstreams among the clouds. View from the A1 in the United Kingdom. April 2017.

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Sacred Space

Sacred space. A place to set your spirit free, deepen your soul, and expand your mind.

Cloister. Durham Cathedral, Durham, United Kingdom. April 2017

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Choosing

 

Choices. Shall I enter the place through the open gate or climb up the narrow stairs? Life is full of choices with risk at every choosing.

Alley in Durham. April 2017

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Path

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A path in the temperate forest of Astoria, Oregon. 2016

Garden of the Soul

Nurturing and growing our souls is like maintaining a beautiful garden. It takes a lot of work and commitment. There is the tilling the soil, adding of fertilisers, planting of seeds, watering, and weeding. There are periods of silence when there seem to be nothing happening in the garden. At other times, there seem to be so much that needs to be done. The garden is constantly changing. So does our souls.

Sunken Garden in Butchart Gardens, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Sunset

At the end of the day; love God, love yourself, love your spouse and family, love your friends, love your neighbours, and love your life. The days are long but the years short. Here today and gone tomorrow. Love much, love often, and love deeply.

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean.

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Wonder

A child’s sense of wonder and awe is a wonderful approach to summer. By the time many of us reach the autumn and winter of our lives, we have become cynical and jaded. Summer is full of freshness; always something to delight, something to laugh at, and something to behold in awe. May we never lose our sense of wonder and awe.

Little girl watching salmon swimming in a lake in Capilano Park, Vancouver, Canada

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Marina

In Life there is always arriving and departing. Life is both a destination and a journey. We cannot determine our arrival and departure. We can, however, determine how we travel the journey. There will be ups and downs. There will be storms and rain. We are here. Endure and even enjoy the ride!

Marina in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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Silence

An interior silence will enable one to live through life’s most turbulent storms. Many of us tried to achieve this state of silence but were shaken when tested by these storms. The type of ‘silence in our souls’ that can withstand storms cannot be created or attained by human efforts. We can only get this silence when it is spoken into us. The One who can speak such silence is God whose language is silence.

Mountain lake in Misty Fjord Mountains Monument, Tongass Nature Reserve, Alaska. August 2016.

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Shelter

 

1 Behold, a king will reign righteously

And princes will rule justly.

2 Each will be like a refuge from the wind

And a shelter from the storm,

Like streams of water in a dry country,

Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.

3 Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded,

And the ears of those who hear will listen. (Isaiah 32:1-3)

 

May the Lord bless us with rulers like these.

 

Capilano Park, Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada. August 2016

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