31 March 2011

In the morning...

As I looked out the south-facing window, I was met with a crisp view of the morning light just beginning to shine on the frost-covered grass. Being one of my favorite times of the day to capture the outdoors, I took camera in hand and hurried, knowing that there was only a brief opportunity when the light would be at its warmest.

In the morning...

As the cold air greeted me, I pulled my shawl around me tighter. After walking a short distance, I bent down to gain a closer look at the iced grass. As I gazed up towards the rising sun, I was reminded of these verses as I repeated them over in my mind:

“For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.”

—Psalm 30:5

“[His mercies] are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.”

—Lamentations 3:23

[Listen to the words from Psalm 30 set to beautiful music in this song by The Sterlings. And you can visit Mrs. Sterling’s lovely blog here.]

  1. 28 Responses to “In the morning”

  2. rachel on Mar 31, 2011 said:


  3. Don& Shelly on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Emily Rose, that was beautiful… and your pictures are breathtaking as usual!

  4. Xochitl on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Thank you! The peace of our Lord has embraced me as I stop and meditate on these scriptures in the mist of my morning madness! Bless you!

  5. Jenna on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Beautiful photographs, dear friend! God’s creation is truly marvelous, and you have certainly been gifted with the ability to capture it’s loveliness!

    Many Blessings,

  6. Julia on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Beautiful pictures and thoughts!

  7. Malinda @ vintagehomesteademporium on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    What a wonderful and talented photographer you are!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration woven throughout
    your post. The scriptures you chose were fitting and piercing


  8. Liv on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    So beautiful.

  9. Stephanie on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Emily Rose, that is so beautiful! :)

    I also follow Rie Sterling’s blog, which is another beautiful one. I only just discovered she *sings* too!

    Take care. Blessings, Steph.

  10. Sharon on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Absolutely stunning images! Wow, what a morning!

  11. Gabrielle Renee on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Beautiful! I love the lightening. Early morning is my favorite time to take pictures too. :)


  12. Rebekah on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    I love the first photograph! Beautiful!

    To the KING be all the glory!

  13. Sara on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    So beautiful, Emily!

  14. elena on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    what camera do you use?
    beautiful photos

  15. Emily Rose on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Elena, thank you! The camera I use is the Nikon D7000 – you can read more about my equipment here. Blessings, Emily Rose

  16. Marie Brewer on Mar 31, 2011 said:

    Love the pictures dear! I totally understand the “grab the camera” moments when the light is just right. The sun waits for no one. Thank you for sharing the pictures and the verses.
    Love you,
    Marie :)

  17. Anne Marie on Apr 1, 2011 said:

    I LOVE this post! Very inspiring. Beautiful blog, and I love spending time here!

  18. Pauline on Apr 1, 2011 said:

    I love the way the sun shines on the pictures.

  19. Elizabeth on Apr 2, 2011 said:

    What stunning photos, Emily Rose! You captured it beautifully. God’s Creation is absolutely glorious, isn’t it?! And those verses are such a precious reminder of the Lord’s never-ending love and grace.


  20. Miss. Antoinette on Apr 2, 2011 said:

    Simply lovely my dear (as always)! :)

    It is already pretty warm here in CA, but I hear we are to have a storm tomorrow and I am noticing the wind picking up and it getting cool again! I am torn as I LOVE the rain, but I also am enjoying this warmer weather as well.

    I greatly enjoyed the music you shared and have added it to my wish list!

    Praying you keep warm and have a wonderful Lord’s Day tomorrow! <3

    Blessings in Christ,

    Miss Antoinette

  21. Gabrielle on Apr 3, 2011 said:

    Thank you for sharing, Emily!

    One of my favorite things about Indiana is its stunning sunrises, and I really appreciate how you applied it to Psalm 30. I will definitely remember the verse in the morning!

  22. Kristy Life n Reflection on Apr 4, 2011 said:

    These are gorgeous! I just found your blog and I love it! I’ve gotta check out your gluten free recipes!

  23. Beth Joy on Apr 4, 2011 said:

    Such beautiful pictures and scripture! I really like the song you posted too. :-)

  24. Jacqueline on Apr 18, 2011 said:

    The beauty of the Creator is so palpable when the sun is rising! The Light has entered and overcome the darkness! A great reminder of the ever new and refreshing mercies of the Lord…
    Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful photography!
    Grace and peace,

  25. jas (gluten free scallywag) on May 3, 2011 said:

    oh my that first photo is just breathtaking!!!

  26. Sharri B on May 30, 2011 said:

    I really enjoy your photography, (esp. that first one!) and your use of scripture with them!

  27. Mara on May 31, 2011 said:

    Que lindas fotos…principalmente quando é lembrado o nome do criador da natureza!!! DEUS esteja sempre com vc

  28. Dawn Camp on Jun 7, 2011 said:

    My mother lived with constant pain for years. Psalm 30:5 was her favorite verse. I’m glad I stopped by to visit you tonight. :)

  29. Holly Quinn on Jun 29, 2011 said:

    What a beautiful post. I love your blog! And your photography! :)

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