Ocean View

December 15, 2016

“I spent Thanksgiving on retreat at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, CA. Silence, prayer, walking, looking at the ocean, more prayer. I found God’s peace and love.” Submitted by Anna Davidson.


October 31, 2016

“On a moonlit night at the ocean.” Submitted by Colleen Koning.

Ocean Waves

August 5, 2014

“His majesty is always present in the waves and the vastness of the ocean.” Submitted by Barbara Ann Harris.

Great Ocean Road

May 14, 2014

“I’ve just had the good fortune to travel the Great Ocean Road here in Australia. Spectacularly beautiful.” Submitted by Margaret Riordan.


March 18, 2014

“The world seems endless, and it is massive. There is darkness on one side of the world, and there is the slightest bit of light on the other. God may not be visible to us, […]

Relaxing on the Beach

June 21, 2012

“Reflection” Submitted by Angela Pope. For summer vacation, are you going to the sea, the mountains, or your backyard? Share a scene from your vacation with us at Picturing God: Faces and Traces of the […]

Windy Shore

June 18, 2012

“I love to walk at the beach, near the ocean, especially with my spouse. We go there for respite and to recharge. It is always windy, of course. I catch my breath when I catch […]

Ocean in January

February 22, 2012

“In the ‘winter’ season of our lives the vastness of the ocean reminds us how powerful God really is. After four months had passed of surgeries, current back problems, and chemotherapy, I shared with my […]

Pacific Ocean at Malibu, California

June 30, 2011

“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion […]

Bird Flying Over Water

March 28, 2011

“It’s amazing to me that one snap shot of a scene could look so calming, so well constructed, when in reality, the birds are squawking noisily, always moving, wrapped up in their little bird lives. […]

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