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The Objective

It’s still so clear in my memory, those days and nights of endless research, comparison, and deliberation. There was (and still is!) so much photographic equipment to choose from. It seemed as though when I would finally reach a conclusion, some other factor would...

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Will we be able to see the eclipse?? First contact has passed, and I've only had one glimpse.... 
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The sun was shining for the Solar Eclipse Photography Workshop practice session this morning! Praying it will be clear at the critical moment later today! 
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Solar Eclipse Photography Workshop kicked off last night!! Thank you @gabe_cleator for the photo!
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It was a challenge to work this scene! 😀 Having a prominent sunburst to incluse really helps.
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Not what you'd expect for a Kentucky landscape! 
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"The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, 'Who shall bring me down to the ground?'" (Obadiah 1:3). All I can think of is, beware America.
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Had a great time at the IAHE @theiahe convention over the weekend! 7 photography students on the Photography Team Workshop plus 2 alumni @isaac.peterson.media @elijah.fullerton covering the conference while the beginners were getting up to speed!
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For, lo, He that formed the mountains, and created the wind, and declared unto man what is his thought, that makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth, "The LORD", "The God of hosts," is His name (Amos 4:13).
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"...if any say, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right...', [God] will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light." --Elihu on repentance, in Job 33:27-28 
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PRAYER. That's this month's Shoot to Serve photo assignment! Learn how to shoot it yourself or submit your own photos at www.lenspiration.com/current-assignment 
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Wow, picnicking in March is pretty nice! 😀
Really enjoyed stopping at the New River Gorge yesterday! The Lord even worked it out to be there for sunset. 
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"I [God] taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them" (Hosea 11:3). It took me a few times reading this chapter to realize just how packed it is with God's love! Isn't that how it is, though? It doesn't matter how often or how much we forget about Him, He is always working on us and helping us to return to Him. 

Reminds me of something that happened yesterday! I was recording various business statistics in the morning and this thought popped into my head: "I've only photographed 1 wedding so far this year. It normally takes 2-3 for supplemental income to stay on budget....I wonder if any more will come up this year." And I kept right on going. I completely didn't even pray about it! Not a single thought to ask the Lord to provide. A great example of forgetting about God in day to day life.

But guess what? God's working on me without me even knowing it. An email came in later that day from a friend, asking if I could photograph their wedding. And I was convicted! "Lord, you provide for me even when I forget about you!" His loves us so much. He wants to provide for us! And now it is fresh on my mind to ask Him for provision so He will receive all the glory and honor for all He does to provide for me. Take me by the hand, Lord, and teach me how to live! 
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New post on the blog about my latest winter photo excursions! www.lenspiration.com/blog
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The perfect sunrise at Nubble Lighthouse, Maine! A perfect illustration of Hosea 5:15, "I [God] will return to My place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek My face: in their affliction they will seek Me early." May the storms in our lives lead us to repentance of sin. 
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"And they consider not in their hearts that I [God] remember all their wickedness:...they are before My face" (Hosea 7:2). No point in trying to hide anything from the Lord! Instead, he that confesses and forsakes their sin shall have mercy! (Proverbs 28:13) This photo was taken in Garden of the God's, Colorado. The distant storm clouds, red rock, wide open views, and interesting formations made this place such an enjoyable place to photograph! 
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"...your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away" (Hosea 8:4). Morning mist can cover a vast area. Dew drops are very tiny. Regardless of size or amount, to God, our own good works amount to nothing in the long run. He desires the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings! The work of Christ in us is the only goodness acceptable to God. Wow, enjoying reading through Hosea!
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"...he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger" (Job 17:9). May we walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God today!
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