Without fail, being in the winter woods restores me. Each and every time.
More woods photos here.
Oh, and I just have to post this all by itself. I took a bazillion photos today so I could try and get one like this. No tricks here folks this is SOOC bliss.
Obedience, sacrifice, confession, repentance these are deeply personal spiritual practices, best shared in a trusted community. Unfortunately these practices and postures of the heart can become yokes that people are pressured into bearing. But condemnation, fear of failure, inadequacy is not how the Spirit moves us into spiritual discipline.
Photographing my heart's joy and delight, it's what I do. But as my "delights" grow and move to independence, as they have experiences completely apart from me, in such healthy and beautiful ways, I guess I'll content myself with photographing the morning snow.