Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Through the Briars

“Through the Briars”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Sometimes we walk through circumstances when we are jabbed from all directions. It’s like walking through a briar patch. We can’t see clearly where we are headed or how things will work out. Somehow, we found our way into the middle of the patch.

But, do you know who can see clearly? The Lord. He has mapped out the path. We just have to take one step at a time.

The Lord is omnipotent and is looking from above. He can clearly see the way out.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105

Are you in a briar patch? I am. But I know the Lord is right by my side.

**Photo taken in 2019

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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

His Love for Me

“His Love for Me”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

During this difficult time of uncertainty because of the Coronavirus, you can rest assured God is in control.

Social distancing is something I’d never heard before this virus. You may be miles apart from your loved ones or feel miles apart from them in your own home. But, God is with you every step of the way. 

I don’t know what you are going through, but God is greater. ”You, little children, are from God and have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4  

Brian Littrell wrote a song titled Over my Head. Many years ago, I played it over and over a million times during one of the most difficult times in my life. Through his song, the Lord reached down and literally touched my heart and soul. He showed me the depths of His love for me. 1 John 4:4

Jeremiah 33:3 states, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” 

Numbers 6:24-26 states, “May the LORD bless you and keep you;
May the LORD cause His face to shine upon you
And be gracious to you;
May the LORD lift up His countenance toward you
And give you peace.” 

It is neat that this monarch butterfly looks like he is giving the flower a hug. 

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Location: Athens, Georgia


Thursday, March 19, 2020

His Eye

“His Eye”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Today, I started singing the hymn His Eye is on the Sparrow. I asked the Lord to lay songs on my heart, to give me a word from Him, or to give me dreams.

Life has been difficult for me the last few weeks. Life can toss you too and fro but keeping my eye on the Lord has kept me centered. The Lord did not promise we would not see trials and tribulations, in fact, the Bible has many verses about it.

The Coronavirus has people up in arms. But, let me share with you a word from the Lord I received almost ten years ago. “When there is not enough…..there is……I AM!”

I wasn’t going through hard times when I received His word. It has ministered to me greatly in hard times.

Jesus said, “Look at the birds of the air; they do not reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:26

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Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Jesus Effect

“The Jesus Effect”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect—because one thing happens, something else happens?

In my photography, I would rather call it the Jesus effect. I ask the Lord to show me or bring to me what He wants me to photograph. So, the Lord may bring me something to photograph, which may lead to me photographing something even better.

This particular day at Radnor State Park, I enjoyed finding critters to photograph with another photographer. We found an owl earlier, and then I saw the cutest chipmunk taking nesting materials to his hole.

While I was photographing the chipmunk, a lady walked by, and I showed it to her. She said, “There is an owl around the corner.” After getting a better description of where he was, we ran like crazy in hopes we would find it.

He was right where she said. We were delighted to say the least. We photographed the owl a while, then he flew across the road and posed in a tree.

My friend was hoping he would fly down and grab a vole. After he left, the owl did try twice to catch something but failed both times. This was the parting shot he let me take.

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Their Journey North

“Their Journey North”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

The monarch butterflies are on their way back to the States from wintering in Mexico.

I raised many monarch butterflies last year. I also tagged 51 monarchs through Monarch Watch to help understand their migration to Mexico.

If you are interested in tracking their migration, Google “Journey North.” A migration map shows real-time sightings of these beautiful creatures. I am so excited and can’t wait to see my first one! 

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Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Thursday, March 5, 2020

God’s Creation

“God’s Creation”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

God’s creation is amazing! He made so many beautiful creatures, landscapes, oceans, and many neat celestial bodies.

We get to enjoy nature’s beauty up close and from a far. I love looking at His beautiful nature and capturing photographs of it. I receive much joy and peace in doing so.

I enjoyed the tender moments this doe shared with her fawn. She trusted me enough to bed down in her beautiful surroundings.

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Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

His Love

“His Love”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Did you notice the heart on the ladybug? I noticed it while editing the image.

Valentine’s Day was last week—some people love the holiday because they have a significant other. Some don’t enjoy it because they don’t have one. They may have even lost their loved one to death.

You may not think you are truly loved on Valentine’s Day or any day, but you are. God loves you very much. His love for you is deeper than you can even imagine.  Deeper than any human can fathom.

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 “We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

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Location: Athens, Georgia at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Thursday, February 13, 2020

“Hide-and-seek”

“Hide-and-seek”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Playing hide-and-seek with a bear is lots of fun. They are so big and think a tiny twig will hide their massive bodies. Just kidding!!

The real backstory: This momma and her two huge yearlings were out foraging for food in the snow. There was a “bear jam” aka a long line of cars parked on the road, so I knew there was a bear ahead. They were not far off the road and delighted everyone!

I just liked the title with the photo:)


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Location: Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Up, Up, and Away


“Up, Up, and Away”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Two other photographers and I went in search of sandhill cranes. I first photographed cranes in Texas, but they were a million miles in the air.

My friend has permission to photograph on a lady’s private property. When we arrived, the cranes were in her fields grazing. Unexpectedly, they took to flight not giving me time to adjust my shutter speed. I shot away hoping for a good photograph.

I’m tickled to get a decent shot!

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Location: Louisville, Tennessee  

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