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.


looking for the sun Friday, December 30, 2011 | 0

Merry Christmas from the Bryants (and Stu the snowman) Sunday, December 25, 2011 | 2

happy pig Saturday, December 24, 2011 | 1

sun and green and red Friday, December 23, 2011 | 0

my view every Sunday night in November Thursday, December 22, 2011 | 0

For the last three years, we have done Sunday nights in November with the teenagers in our backyard for Bible study, smores, hot dogs and whatever else we decide to roast over a fire and eat.

I already miss fall Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | 0

looking through the corn Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | 1

trees and stars (again) Saturday, December 10, 2011 | 1

Remember how in yesterday's picture I lit the trees with a flashlight? Here is the very next picture I took, this time without the trees lit up.

trees and stars Friday, December 09, 2011 | 1

I went in and removed some noise from this one, and very slightly brightened it. When I took the picture (Thanksgiving night), I actually lit the trees with a flashlight.

life (or the lack thereof) Wednesday, December 07, 2011 | 0

back to antelope canyon today Tuesday, December 06, 2011 | 0

the virgin will be child... Monday, December 05, 2011 | 0

Taken with tilt shift on my phone.

time for my annual "throw your camera around" picture Sunday, December 04, 2011 | 1

To do this, you get right in front of your Christmas tree and flip your camera up in the air while it takes the picture. I had a fire in the fireplace as well which is the wider lights in the picture.

Sedona river bank Saturday, December 03, 2011 | 0

weird cloud Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | 0

we decorated for Christmas tonight - that means a tree picture! Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 0

And before Daniel says anything, yes, I know there is no wood in the fireplace.

star reflections on the durango Monday, November 28, 2011 | 2

a waterfall in fall Friday, November 18, 2011 | 0

aspens Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 0

I really hated the fact that I had a huge smudge right to the left of center on my lens the day we were here. It really ruined some good pictures.

arizona's red rocks and blue skies Saturday, November 12, 2011 | 0

straight shot Wednesday, November 09, 2011 | 0

support Monday, November 07, 2011 | 0

this guy is hanging out with his friends Saturday, November 05, 2011 | 1

This was taken at the end of September on the Hardin-Simmons campus.

the grand canyon watchtower Thursday, November 03, 2011 | 0

an antelope canyon picture Wednesday, November 02, 2011 | 0

bright background sky Tuesday, November 01, 2011 | 0

a perfect afternoon Monday, October 31, 2011 | 1

Cloudcroft railroad trestle Friday, October 28, 2011 | 1

I'll try to be around more. No promises though.

Matthew 6:28-30 Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 0

Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for the grass of the field that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you.

Abstract canyon Monday, October 17, 2011 | 0

I wanted a pretty picture today, and this picture of Antelope Canyon works for me.

I found fall today Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 0

sunset Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 2

changes Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 1

orange leaves at a blue house Monday, October 10, 2011 | 2

taken last year

green leaves Saturday, October 08, 2011 | 1

Taken on the first day of the 2011 Autumn Challenge.

out for a walk with a flashlight Monday, October 03, 2011 | 0

I am feeling lazy tonight, so I am just going to post the same thing I did for my daily post over at You should check it out; the family is really taking some sweet pictures, and we're only on day #2 of the autumn challenge. I'm excited about seeing what they do over the next few weeks.

Autumn Challenge 2011 is here! Saturday, October 01, 2011 | 0

Last year my family challenged each other to go out and take pictures everyday in October, and we're doing it again this year! Starting today through around Thanksgiving, you should go to and check out the pictures everyone takes. It is a lot of fun and a great way for my family to all enjoy the greatest season. This was taken during the challenge last year in Cloudcroft, NM, and I really hope I get a chance to go back there again this year.

alumni wall at Hardin-Simmons Friday, September 30, 2011 | 0

behind Monday, September 26, 2011 | 0

I enjoy G. K. Chesterton's poetry. You can read his poem "Behind" after this picture from Cloudcroft taken last October.

I saw an old man like a child,
His blue eyes bright, his white hair wild,
Who turned for ever, and might not stop,
Round and round like an urchin's top

'Fool,' I cried, 'while you spin round,
'Others grow wise, are praised, are crowned.'
Ever the same round road he trod,
'This is better: I seek for God.'

'We see the whole world, left and right,
Yet at the blind back hides from sight
The unseen Master that drives us forth
To East and West, to South and North.

'Over my shoulder for eighty years
I have looked for the gleam of the sphere of spheres.'
'In all your turning, what have you found?'
'At least, I know why the world goes round.'

For Beth Saturday, September 24, 2011 | 1

One of my favorite passages is Matthew 7 where Jesus talks about the narrow road and the small gate that leads to life. This picture reminds me of that passage. And tonight, that passage reminds me of Beth James. Beth was a friend who ALWAYS understood that narrow way and was determined to drag as many people as possible along that way with her. Tonight her 11 month battle with pancreatic cancer was ended, yet death is not the victor here; too many lives have been touched and ushered into that narrow way that leads to life through the lives of Beth and David James. They both have always been the biggest examples of the love and joy of Christ of anyone I have EVER know. Even in the face of cancer and even when things got really rough near the end, Dave would have me laughing even in the midst of tears. Go here to read the post Dave posted last weekend and roll in laughter with me at the idea of "biceps the size of briskets." Before I say anything else, I want to point out that you so desperately need Jesus if you don't know Him; please click the verse at the top of my blog to go or fire me an email, and we would love to introduce you to Him. He loves you more than you can ever imagine. I will miss Beth and pray heavily for Dave and their kids and family for the next few months/years. But I look forward to the day when I get to see her again. It (and this picture) remind of 1 Corinthians 13:12 which I will close with today:

Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

angles and curves Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 0

standing by the river Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 4

pinhole photography - flowers Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 1

This is a picture that takes a little explanation. This is a true pinhole photograph taken with a Pinwide lens. The Pinwide is an unique lens, and you go to their website to learn more about it.

A bridge perspective Saturday, September 10, 2011 | 2

Do you know what I find sad? I've only taken 2300 pictures since this one which was taken in early October. Since was going on, most of those would have been taken last fall. And almost all the rest were taken on vacation last March or at VBS last June. I really need to get out more.

the leaf Friday, September 09, 2011 | 0

a rainy evening in zion national park Wednesday, September 07, 2011 | 1

creepy eyes Tuesday, September 06, 2011 | 1

Reflections of Creation

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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