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This is my Father’s world,
And to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas–
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world:
The birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white,
Declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world:
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King: let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let earth be glad!

~ Maltbie D. Babcock

The hymn above has long been one of my favorites. It speaks of recognizing the beauty of the universe that our Creator made, of the details of that creation which speak of His existence – just like Psalm 19 and Romans 1 tell us – and of recognition of His authority and and omnipotence.

My earthly father loved photography. Back in the days of film the cost of developing and printing images was not insignificant so his efforts were limited by the budget constraints of a direct support missionary devoted more to the work to which he was called than to the raising of funds.

Dad passed on nearly 30 years ago as I write this bit, long before the advent of modern digital photography which has unleashed the possibility of relatively low cost participation in photographic imagery. I can’t help but wonder what use he would have given the technology that is now available at a relatively reasonable cost.

My plan is to continue to develop this site as a means of honoring both my earthly father and my heavenly Father. I’ll be sharing pictures of nature – flowers, birds, landscapes, animals, etc. Doing my best to give you a look into the beauty that surrounds us all – if we will but open our eyes to see. Many of the images shared will be from an urban environment, showing that even in the middle of man-made chaos there is the opportunity to see the works of God’s hand – if we will but look.

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