Hickory Nut Falls [Chimney Rock State Park], NC
At the beginning of each year I always ask the Lord for a word or scripture for the year.  This year’s word was comfort.  I’m not gonna lie, that word scared me.  We had already walked through one of the hardest years we’ve experienced in a long time in 2020, that the thought of needing more “comfort” in 2021 was enough to make me question if I had heard Him correctly. However, 2021 has proven to be equally challenging and hard in its own ways in comparison to 2020. And having the word, comfort,  in the back of my mind, has given me peace and an expectation that He will show up in it all. And He has.  For me being out in nature with my camera is one of the places I feel His presence and comfort the most and I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had this year to take those moments to breathe and be restored from the hard of life.