Sunsets, rivers, and streams. Twittering birds, crickets and falling rain. All of these things bring peace to me. I love taking long walks in the wooded trails that lead to the lake. That’s where all my fuzzy and feathered friends live. That’s also another place where I find God.
I am in awe as I see all of his creation. It amazes me that he created all of it. Every tiny detail. And he made it for us! As a musician it gets creative juices flowing and some of my best lyrics are born on my walks. As a photographer, it excites my visual senses. I often take my camera along with me.
Here are a few of my nature and wildlife shots.
Bringing it Home.
Being in nature always brings a sense of peace to me. Sometimes it’s just not possible to get outside. It’s not really all the practical for me to find a quiet place away from the traffic in the woods to connect with God deeply. So, I bring nature inside. I like to put on nature sounds in my when I want to spend time with God on a deep level. The sound of rain or a bubbling brook brings an instant sense of peace. Sometimes I combine soothing worship music with nature sounds to get a double dunk of peace.
So, it came to me one day that I could combine the nature sounds with the music I create! I thought, how great it would be if you could put all of those elements together! Nature, music, and worship? How great would it be to help others find that same peace and rest?
Welcome to my world!
PEACE IN THE VALLEY is a song on the ANGEL WINGS album. It was one of a series of songs that came to me as I was in my private space at home meditating with God. You will hear twittering birds, flutes, sweet vocals and harps … a little rain shower makes it’s appearance too. You can listen to it below.
Peace In The Valley
Some of my art
All of my art will be coming to my website soon!