Sometimes life overwhelms me… Spending time walking in the garden, pulling a few weeds, and reading my bible is so good for my soul. Today I walked with my camera prayed whispers of gratitude to our amazing Creator. Worshiping through the lens, pausing to see what He made for my eyes too see. Today was exceptional…. the light was foggy, warm, and filtered…. it was so quiet and peaceful. These moments are needed, and cherished gifts… love notes for me to see with my eyes. This is where God and I talk. I might not have had an “hour” of prayer, but it was longer than normal, and my soul felt so much peace and rest. I’m a worrier and carry around the weight of my fears and failures on my shoulders and neck, sometimes even feeling physically ill from circumstances I can’t do anything about… I am a much better mom, wife, friend & human when I turn it over to Him. I’d love to encourage you to do the same… Take a morning or evening walk, with a camera & your bible. Worship can look like a lot of things, but this is my favorite way to do it…. Worshiping through my lens… reflecting what He’s already made, and giving Him the glory for it. Give it a try!

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
That calls us from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief;
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

-William W. Walford
The UM Hymnal, No. 496

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