Reasons to Hope: Images of Love in a Harsh Landscape

God gives us many reasons to hope as His love is evidenced in the images found in our daily lives.

Many of these photos are from a fabulous trip my sister and I took this winter to visit Mom and Dad in Arizona.

May you find hope in the evidence of His love. 

Evidence of God’s Love

love is evidenced in the beauty in the thorns

This little beauty reminded me that there is beauty masked in the thorns of life. 

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Warm temps. Beautiful sunshine. A week away with my sister visiting Mom and Dad. There couldn’t have been a better reminder of how much God cares. 


My sister, Sherri, and I made it our mission to get a good look at one of these guys (Greater Roadrunner). On the fifth day of our trip we saw this handsome fellow. 


I still haven’t figured out what kind of tree this is, but aren’t its flowers gorgeous? 


I breathed deep of God’s love on our walks. 


One would think we were in the tropics. Lovely. 


Gambel’s Quail: Another fun sighting. Look at his little head and strutting pose—doesn’t God have a sense of humor? 


An Oatman burro on Historic Route 66. I think he likes me.


An afternoon trip to Lake Havasu to visit my uncle Gordy topped off this vacation. Thank you, Lord, for family. 

love never ends

Love never ends because God never ends and He is love. 

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AZ_Tropical_sunsetThis day and in all the days to come, may you see the evidence of just how much you are loved by the Creator of all. 

Watch for His daily grace-notes. 

“But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.” (Psalm 52:8)

Reflections: What evidence of God’s love are you noticing today? Feel free to present God’s love-notes as you see them in words or images in the comments. 

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

6 comments on “Reasons to Hope: Images of Love in a Harsh Landscape
  1. Katherine Appello says:

    Thank You for sharing Julie and you are right. God’s love, beauty, majesty can be found if we are willing to see it.

  2. Jeri@got2havefaith says:

    Great photos. I love the roadrunner. I’ve never seen one up close!

  3. Dawn says:

    HIS beauty is there through the storms and darkness. We need only to look up. We are always able, with HIM, to live above the problems!

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