Awakening Promise

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Awakening Promise 31721” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

The morning sun reclaims the dew in the form of mists rising from the ancient Appalachian Mountains as O step into a new day. I’ve been monitoring the slightest changes since the long dark of December 21st. Each little sign pulls my heart towards the end of the cold months and the refreshing of my beloved forest. One of my favorite memes on social media is an image of Noah’s Ark that says “Sometimes faith will make you look stupid.” Eight years ago I moved into my current home and while exploring the property I noticed several plants with onions like leaves growing in a very straight line. I presumed that someone had placed them there of course but for eight years there were only green leaves that never bloomed. I have no idea how long the bulbs were in the ground before they even sent up the leaves but whoever put them there did so in faith that one day there would be flowers to welcome the new season. But they never got to see them bloom themselves. The former residents were very elderly and passed away which is how the house became available to you wife and I on the market in the first place. As I knelt down on still wet earth to take the photo of the first bloom of these flowers planted in faith all those years ago I found myself thinking about acts of faith. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing something with the expectation that you’ll soon reap the rewards of your efforts but sometimes that’s not how it works out. Sometimes the things that we do go beyond our own lives. Even if that’s not what we expected at the time. In fact even as I write this article I’m thinking that because our works tend to occupy the world beyond our lives that it’s even more important to listen to that inspiration and make sure that we do good things. One day that promise will awaken and just because we don’t see the immediate results doesn’t mean we failed. It just means that something more has to happen within its appointed time. We may not even see it within our time on earth but that effort was not wasted. It just takes time to awaken.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

Announcement 2.0

For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.

We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.

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Easter 2020

Hello friends! Tonight’s feature image is titled “Easter Lilies 32120” and is available for purchase by the instructions at the bottom of the article.

Certainly Easter Sunday 2020 will live in our memories for a long time. Up until now, I have purposefully avoided talking about Covid 19 on my blog. I’ve done so because I wanted my photos and stories to be a place where people can escape the major concerns of the day and find some peace of mind. But tonight I feel the need to acknowledge the world situation. Tonight, Christian people from all over the world find themselves facing the reality that the cherished tradition of a sunrise service on Easter Sunday is distributed. There will be live broadcasts on social media and we’ll make the best of the situation but it won’t really be the same. In short, We’re having a “Day 2 experience”.

When Christians celebrate the passion of Christ we talk about the crucifixion and we rejoice the Resurrection. However, we don’t really seem to give much thought to the day between these two events.

Day 2 had to be the darkest day in Christianity. The Messiah had been publicly executed and sealed in a tomb. He was betrayed by one of his own. His followers including the 12 disciples had been scattered and were in hiding. For all they knew the soldiers would come for them next. And, this all occurred in the middle of a disaster. The bible says that when Jesus died the sky turned black and the earth shook.

Today, we have this pandemic that will keep most of us secluded. We hide our faces when we go out. We’re threatened with forced quarantine if we assemble together. It is indeed a dark day in history… But just wait. Day 3 is near. On day 3 we get the greatest miracle of them all. The Light returns. The Light that is the life of all men.

When we read the biblical account day 3 is somber at first but it ends in joy. And so this Easter I want to encourage you to be strong of heart. The season of darkness and the sickness that plagues us is coming to a close. Our lives will change and it’s likely that we’ll have to deal with aftermath but eventually that too will pass. We have God’s promise that the end will be better than the beginning so we can look forward and live in hope that He will perform what He promised.

Hey Friends! Just a quick reminder that graduation will be here before you know it. Lloyds Lens Photography is available for portraits!

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To book me simply reach out using the Contact Page and we’ll set a date. If you’re within a 50 mile radius of Summersville West Virginia all travel fees are waived.

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Have you checked out the Zazzle Store?

I’m now using Zazzle to fulfil orders. What this means for you is a secure way to place an order, discount codes & a broader product selection! Simplymessage me on Facebookoruse the contact form on my websiteand tell me which image you want and I’ll reply with a direct link to where you can place the order.

Clicking on the photo takes you tohttps://www.zazzle.com/lloydslensphotos?rf=238248269630914251

Lastly, all of the photos and writings are my original work unless otherwise specified and are not to be copied or reproduced without expressed written permission from the photographer.

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