Reflections of Creation

One of the greatest things that God has given humans is the ability to see beauty in the world around us. I have never noticed my dog stop and stare at the beauty of a forest or the incredible colors of a sunset, but these things have the ability to stop me in my tracks in wonder and awe. This website is my attempt to capture some of the beauty and glory of an indescribable God by capturing reflections of Him that I see in His creation.


a ketchikan totem


A few months ago, a friend and I were having a talk about totem poles. These things have always fascinated me, and it was nice to see some in person this last year when we went up to Alaska. I kept babbling on about how much I loved getting to see totem poles when my friend said a quick little comment that made me fell horrible about being excited about totem poles.

"It's too bad that they're false idols."

False idols. While he didn't mean I was being a moron, I sure felt like one. That's because he's right. This particular totem pole tells the story about the creation of salmon. While I have no idea if this talented carver actually believes in the story he reproduced in totem form, I know there are many who do. And there are far more who are searching for the truth.

There is so much evidence for a Creator that we cannot ignore it. There is one God who created salmon and that same God also created you. The God who threw the stars into place also knows how many hairs are on your head. The God that created weather patterns also puts you in places where you can be touched by and touch other people. The God that inspired someone to create spray cheese also has a plan for your life. And that's a cool thought.

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the most important part of this website

I enjoy photography and I always find myself wanting more time to be outside with a camera. The idea of posting my pictures was born out of the love for my wife, Alison (, who hates it when I do not take my days off. This website, reflections of creation, is a way to force me to get out of the office from time to time and putting me outside where I love to be. While a creative outlet for me, I hope this is an encouraging site for you, and one which helps point you to the Creator of all this beauty around us. God is so much bigger and amazing than we could ever imagine, and He loves you and me! What an amazing thought! He loves us so much that He was even willing to let His son, Jesus, die as a sacrifice for us. That fact is more beautiful than any picture you will see on this website. I hope you know Jesus, but if you do not, please email me or go to Thanks again for coming and stop by again soon.

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