Walking By Faith in My Neighborhood – Weekly Photo Challenge


Phoneography Challenge:My Neighborhood

It’s here: our first phoneography challenge!

“To kick this off, grab your phone and head out the door. That’s right — get on your feet and go outside to explore — and document — where you live. I want to see your neighborhood: The path you take for your daily morning run. Your local coffee shop or dive bar. The nearby alley of street and community art. A shot of the intersection that perfectly captures the bustle of your own corner of town. Or a serene landscape view of your village”

Around the corner from our house is a Golf Course.  I took this picture with my phone a few days ago during our last snowstorm.  I think that day we got 6-12 inches here in Wisconsin.

It is a tree (obviously), no leaves, surrounded by snow. In winter.  Sometimes that is how I feel, it’s winter in my soul.

But yet, It is still a tree, no matter how it looks today. It may look desolate, but Spring is coming. No matter how I feel, Spring is coming.  A new season is just around the corner.

The leaves will bud soon and it will turn green, and so will I, and so will you.  We just may not see it yet.

This tree is on a golf course, surrounded by green grass and pools of water – you just can’t see it yet.

That is what faith is, believing in what we can’t see yet. Even though it looks like winter with our senses, we are still a green tree, planted by living waters.  God says so.

Let us look through our Faith and not our eyes:

Here is the same Golf Course 🙂

milton golf


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”  (Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV)
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1:1-3 NIV)


Dear Lord,
Let us look through our faith, and not our eyes today.  Thank you for planting your Word and Your Promises deep in our hearts.  They will sprout up and they will grow. We choose to trust You and Your Word today, no matter how things look on the outside, in Jesus’  Name.


  1. What a beautiful hopeful post for us, in photos and in word! I am always amazed at what you do with a challenge, how you turn it back over to Him. God bless you and thank you!

  2. I love the hope too 🙂 I keep running outside looking for robins and buds on trees. Spring will come. I relate to the winter of the soul thing. I’ve been feeling that way too..A LOT! Today at church wasn’t so bad in regards to what others think. Praise God for that! By the way, my friends gave me a Casio keyboard today and I’m so excited about it. Maybe I can start making my own music instead of searching the internet for what I think God’s speaking to my heart 🙂 Shoot me an email when you get a chance and let me know how things are going with you. Still praying! Blessings!

    • Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus for keyboards! What an exciting adventure beautiful, your Spring is here! 🙂

  3. Beautiful, and full of hope – I like that… As I sit here still battling nausea, I need that hope to cling to. Many blessings to you, my beloved sister, and by the way… I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it yet or not, but I like how you’ve changed your blog site. It’s beautiful.

    Much love,

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