Promises of Hope

Today our POD arrives with all of our belongings from Minnesota. We’re slowly adjusting, getting situated and discovering our new routine with a lot of changes taking place.

I’m enjoying having these days off of work to transition. It’s given me more time with the family, to help plan a wedding and to venture into the new territory of photography. I’m having so much fun learning about my camera and getting my hands on anything that will teach me more.


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After playing around with the available light in the house – super beautiful, white, fresh light comes through our bedroom window – I thought it would be a good idea to walk around my usual “loop” in the neighborhood and take some photos along the way.


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There’s a spot in our route, right before you start heading downhill, where you have this incredible view of the neighborhoods set up in the hills across the way. Sometimes you’ll see single houses built on top of a giant hill with no visible way of accessing it. The first time I visited out here it reminded me of the verse “a city set on a hill cannot be hidden” and the light that we should be to the world around us but it also reminded me of the protection that was provided for things that are set on high places. I still see those houses and think of how God not only sets us apart but he hides us.

“For he will conceal me there when trouble comes; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.”

“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

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I also found a beautiful gate along the way. It seems to me that the theme of my walk this afternoon was intent on reminding me of the protection of God over my life even in uncertain times. Little things like this hill or that gate remind me of the promises of plans filled with hope for the future.


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