Someone asked me recently how Alaska and New Zealand (I traveled there for missions five years ago) ranked in my opinion. I feel like I left part of my heart in both places – the experiences I had were incredible and God spoke to my heart in many ways.
Being in Alaska with Sam and my family was wonderful. It would have been an incredible trip if it had just been Sam and I, but experiencing it with my parents and brothers and sister-in-law made it so much more meaningful. I loved the family time, the conversations, the laughter, the meals we shared…
The scenery was breathtaking. Being in the mountains has always made my heart stir. God’s hand in creation is so evident when you see massive mountain ranges stretching in every direction. I loved being in the middle of such beautiful country, knowing that such beauty exists to bring God glory.
I’ve never been a huge fan of water, but I really enjoyed being on the ocean this time. Sam and I went out on the deck one evening to watch the sunset and the sea went on as far as the eye could see.
My desire in my art is to encourage others to see God’s glory and character through my work. Landscape pictures often evoke those thoughts the most. The whole earth is filled with His glory – those are the most beautiful pieces of art this world has to offer.