Capture the natural world with your camera: document a moment outside, big or small. From a panorama snapped during your morning hike to a close-up of a leaf in your yard, we invite you to document this wondrous world around us.
Ron is demo’ing in a parking lot of a large commercial office complex. Not much nature here!
I went for a walk between buildings determined to find a good shot, but everywhere I looked I saw concrete, highway, or trash. The flower beds haven’t been planted for spring yet, and most of the bushes are still dormant. I just couldn’t find anything to photograph.
I gave up and changed my train of thought.
As I walked with my camera turned off, I began thinking of my bible study. I am studying Joshua. He took over from Moses to lead Israel across the Jordan into the Promised Land. And boy did he have a job ahead of him!
In the first chapter of the book of Joshua, God told him to be “strong and courageous” more than once. God knew all that Joshua was facing. Joshua would need to stand firm in doing what was right. He was to be a leader and not follow the crowd.
I was thinking about what this meant in my life when I turned a corner and found a large bed of ivy. Most of it crawled along the ground like ground-cover usually does. But there was this one stem…standing tall above the rest. And I knew I had found my photo.
And so my friends, be strong and courageous in whatever God had called you to do today.