Joel's Journal

Why do you Love God?  People love God for many different reasons.  For many it is the love, grace, and forgiveness that God offers them.   For millions He is the hope and light in the world of darkness.  For others it is how compassionate He is toward those who are hurting. There are hundreds of reasons why people love God, butwe cannot afford to become stagnant in our love for Him. It is important that we never stop finding new experiences to fuel the love that we have for Him.

Last week I went to a ministry conference.  I really enjoy having a few days to step back and look at my life, my church, and my God from a slightly different vantage point.  I learned a lot of new things! During our breaks I had a chance to go out to a national park nearby and see some wildlife and takes photos.  It was so nice to feel the love of God in his creation and remember that the beauty of his hands is one of the things I love about Him.  I was so lucky to see what I saw.  It was like God was just lining up his beauty in front of me.  I saw elk, deer, and an amazing sunset.  I wanted to share a few of these photos with you and to encourage you to find new experiences to fuel the love that you have for Him.