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.


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

fall deorations are out at the bryants! Sunday, September 04, 2011 | 1

c'mon fall Saturday, September 03, 2011 | 0

I really want to go back to Antelope Canyon. Anyone up for a road trip? Friday, September 02, 2011 | 2

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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