Ever heard of Journey to the Heart?
Well, if you want to get a clue on what the next photo assignment will be, go to their website (www.lifesrealjourney.com) and start guessing what kind of photos they might be asking for!
I had the opportunity to go on several Journey to the Heart retreats as a young person, and I very much enjoyed setting aside the busy things of life (especially the cell phone!) to just spend time with God and seek Him intentionally. Journey to the Heart is a retreat for young people (and parents too!) that helps provide an undisturbed time for learning more about Him and hopefully experiencing the reality of who He is in a way that you may never have before.
For me, setting aside distractions meant setting aside the camera for most of the time. So, I don’t have much of a collection of photos from my Journey’s. But I do have some.
Here’s me on my first Journey.
I don’t think the person who was taking the photo of me knew how to change the focus point on my camera.
On that first Journey I was on a Life Focus team so we did some work projects while we were there. On one of our work excursions, I distinctly remember seeing this vast expanse of lily pads. Having had my camera for only about a year at that time, I remember the thrill of wanting to photograph a lily on a lily pad for the first time!
The retreat center was a beautiful building, so I distinctly remember trying to photograph it too, in an artistic way.
Over the years, I would take more photos of that beautiful place and it’s amazing sunrises and sunsets. A shot here, and a shot there, each with it’s own volume of memories behind it.
And yes, I photographed that same field of lily pads more than once.
Are you tired of a nominal Christian life where you just go through the motions but don’t really experience vibrant fellowship with the Lord? Does your heart long for a deeper relationship with the Lord and to live a life sold out to Him? Consider coming on a Journey to the Heart (after shooting the next assignment, of course) to experience the reality of who God is in a way like you may never have before!