IMG_4649As an outdoor photographer I spend a lot of time outside. I enjoy spending time in nature even when I’m not taking pictures. My family and I like to go for walks or hikes to enjoy the beauty of nature. Often I bring along my Bible and a journal to reflect about God during a hike or walk. As a result, I have learned that God speaks to us through His creation and the creation speaks to us about God. In response to nature’s declaration to us about God, I have started a speaking ministry called “The Creation Speaks” http://thecreationspeaks.com 

        The focus of The Creation Speaks and my photography is to use the majesty of the outdoors and God’s word to help people understand how they can experience God and His attributes in creation. When we see and know the greatness of God in creation we gain a greater understand of that greatness in our own lives.

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My wife Patti and I with our children Talitha and Pasquale and our dog Montana.

            I started the Visual Verse of the Day on Facebook to promote my book God’s Art: Spiritual Insights From a Wildlife Photographer. At that time we just called the feature “God’s Art” to promote the book. From there, it evolved into a daily photo from nature along with a verse from the Bible. When the likes on the page started surging past 40,000, I realized I had something special. The time came to create a blog and Twitter page to touch more people on a daily basis. The latest growing figure on the Facebook page is close to 775,000 likes and 12,000 monthly views of the blog page. Click here to read more about the purpose of the Visual Verse of the Day (Learn more about the purpose of the Visual Verse)

            Some of the most popular entries of the Visual Verse of the Day include He Carries Us on His Wings, God is Good!, Cry Out and The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth. A few fan favorite blogs are Amazed and Dogs, Coyotes and You. One of my favorite daily entries is Splendid and Majestic and my favorite blog is Silence.

A little More About Me

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My wife Patti and I

            Before jumping into nature photography I worked as a newspaper photographer and then joined the Christian ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ (now called Cru). I worked as a photojournalist with Cru’s magazine, Worldwide Challenge. While working with the magazine I had photo assignments in seven different countries and 24 different states. Traveling and photographing in the U.S. and internationally, gave me a wealth of knowledge and experience about life, people, and culture.

           I have enjoyed serving in many other ministry activities including evangelism, one-on-one and group discipleship, public speaking and leading Bible studies.  I have worked with athletes, college students, high school students, military personnel and others.

            I left Campus Crusade to start Wildheart Photography. My vision for Wildheart Photography is to celebrate God as Creator. The Visual Verse of the Day and my speaking ministry are just a few aspects of that vision.

             Don’t forget to checkout my website www.thecreationspeaks.com. As a Christian speaker I am available to speak your church event, men’s group, youth or young adult group or ministry event as well as retreats, family camps, Christian camps, men’s retreats, church services and other events. You can read my statement of faith here.

            I also currently work as a college photography instructor and as a freelance nature photographer.  My wife and I reside in Bellevue, Nebraska with our children, Talitha and Pasquale, and our dog Montana.

            If you’d like to know more about my ministry or myself, send me a message through this site from the contact page. I click here you see some links of interest.

 

The photos by Mike Cameron from Mike Cameron Photography

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About: More Than Just an Outdoor Photographer — 19 Comments

  1. What a talent and a Blessing you are! I so admire your work and yor experiences you have kindly shared. I have always wanted to learn photography but life seems alwaysl so full,of other obligations or opportunities. ……… Someday 🙂

    P.S. Keep up the good work in Christ!

    • Thanks Vicky! Yes, life can be a little too full. Hopefully you will find the time for photography someday. I’m sure you will be glad you did! Blessings.

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  3. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate
    to this superb blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding
    your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates
    and will talk about this site with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

    • Thanks for the comment and for wanting to donate! I really appreciate that! That’s awesome! I did do a fund raiser about a year ago. No money came in.

      Please do share my page. The more people who see the page, the more people who will be blessed. Thanks!

    • hey mark just confused simon beckett with samuel beckett…i wrote a poem inspired by simon beckett’s book “the chemistry of death” …and was already excited to see him quoted….ha…but excited anyway about a great poem…your words are deep as always and need some time to unfold in my mind like a good cup of tea…remembering, after forgettingfor the thousandth time, that no impossibilityobtains forever… this is great

  4. I love your ministry and dedication. The Lord sure uses you in a special and majestic way. Your “visualverse.creationspeaks.com” site is such a blessing in my life. May the Lord continue to honor your commitment to spreading his word. Please tell us as much as you want about you and your family.

    • Hi Morris. Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate your thoughts here and all your comments. It’s always a blessing to read them. Thanks for following the Visual Verse of the Day!

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