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Humble, wise, gracious, selfless, patient, content, disciplined, faithful, loving. These are only several of the many words that characterize my Dad. Throughout the years, he has continued to lead me by example in taking up his cross daily and following after Jesus. He has demonstrated the attitude
|| R E M A R K A B L E || The Ramsey Plantation is such a neat estate. I loved learning a bit about the heritage of this place and the ones who called it home.
|| C O T T A G E || Directly to the right of the Ramsey Plantation in Knoxville lies this peaceful little house. There were all sorts of great vibes today as we explored the plantation property and learned about the history.
|| T H R O W B A C K || Here's a phone pic I came across from last summer's Peru trip. These are four of the many orphans that I got to spend a week sharing the love of Jesus with in the mountain town of San Marcos. I'm almost certain that the Lord changed my life through them more than He changed t
|| S A N C T U A R Y || "So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You." (Psalms 63:2-3) This afternoon, an incredible moment was experienced in this room as men and women leaders from vario
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
|| B E T W E E N || Lovely sunset this evening. This was taken while venturing up to the top of Look Rock Tower. One of my favorite spots to enjoy a great view!
"Where the trees grow tall and the streams flow free, I can hear Your voice calling out to me"
|| B E E T L E || I'm fascinated by older Voltzwagons. Sure, they look common. But they are so classic. Snapped a quick pick of this "baby blue" bug this morning.
|| P R O M I S E S || "The Cove" had it going on this morning. I'm amazed by the promises of the Lord that are fulfilled by the rising of the sun. Here's one of my favorites: "Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your
|| C A M P I N G || Our time on Max Patch Mountain was a success. By far the most beautiful camping experience I've ever had. Everywhere we looked, there were mountains and trees for miles. Nothing could be seen that was assembled by man, only the things created by God. I hope to return very soon!
|| U P P E R ~ L E V E L || This is the bridge that crosses the Cumberland River, only a few hundred yards from the waterfall I posted earlier. Love this place!
|| L I T T L E ~ N I A G R A || Located about an hour North of Knoxville, Cumberland Falls has become one of my favorite spots to breathe in the beauty of God. Often called the "Little Niagra" or the "Niagra of the South", the waterfall found on the Cumberland River is approximately 68ft tall and 12
|| G A Z E || This forest had us trapped in a gaze while venturing around Max Patch Mountain. All the leaves were so green and bursting with life. It was a beautiful place to see and explore!
|| C R E A T I V E || This is my buddy, @bradford_hartman. He brings glory to the Creator through his creativity. Instead of using his God given talents for selfish gain, he invests them where it truly counts... The Kingdom of Jesus! The reward is going to be great.
|| C O M I N G || One day the return of Jesus will come, ushering in the era of unending days. The beauty of days experienced now will never come close to the beauty of days experienced then.
“Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me"
|| C O N C L U S I O N || An unreal conclusion to the day took place as we watched the sun descend out of sight while standing on Max Patch Mountain in North Carolina. One of the most beautiful things my eyes have ever witnessed! It's been an incredible weekend, camping on "The Bald" with 9 of the b
|| S O J O U R N E R || Though we were born on earth, we were made for Heaven. By His own blood, Jesus has made a way for us to enter our eternal home. "For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come." (Hebrews 13:14)
|| V I S I T O R || The entrance to the forgotten middle school that I posted a picture of earlier. This was a sad sight, but it provided me with many reminders. I'm glad I was able to visit this place.
|| F O R G O T T E N || This building was once utilized five days a week to teach and encourage students through their middle school years. Now, it has been long forgotten. These kinds of landmarks remind me that nothing on this earth will truly last, and that all things are destined for decay. The
|| V A L O R || What's a visit to Kentucky without at least one picture of horses? This is my final shot before heading out. The name of the horse in the middle is "Valor", and she is the most beautiful / gentle horse I've ever seen.
|| A R I S E || Preparing to head back to Tennessee this morning. The land of Kentucky is gorgeously peaceful. I'm glad to have spent time here with family these last two days!
|| C O U N T R Y || Spending a couple days in the "Bluegrass State". Kentucky still serves as home to many of my relatives, a lot of whom I was able to hang with today. It has been so nice visiting with family! Here's a shot of a pasture that's located down the street from my grandparents house in C
|| F I R E S I D E || I love the conversations that form around a fire, and tonight was perfect for one. Thankful for moments like these!
|| C O U R A G I O U S || If we remember the promises of God, the future is never to be feared. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
|| A B I D E || I am hopeless, without value or capability apart from the One who gives life. It is He who makes broken people beautiful and useless people useful. This reminder is never old: "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, it is he that bears much fruit, for
|| U R B A N ~ J U N G L E || There are moments when the city is desired, and there are moments when venturing beyond the city is preferred. But every once and a while there are rare moments that occur when tall buildings meet tall trees. Those are great moments!
|| D U S K || Some evenings, the sky is just more beautiful. Thanking the Lord for a brilliant conclusion to a wonderful Sunday.
|| D A W N || As the sun rose and the day became new, glory crested the sky. God's design ability is unparalleled.
|| C A S C A D E || Another shot of the falls we visited. Seeing this was a breath stopping moment.
|| W A T E R F A L L || To know that the beauty around us is subject to decay, and that one day all of creation will stop groaning for the coming of the Creator, excites and compels me to look beyond the present with hope for the hour of the return of Jesus - the One who will make all things new. Th
|| G R A C E || I don't normally take photos of flowers, but today is absolutely stunning in K-Town so I just had to. I'm thankful for the boundless generosity of JESUS, and I'm excited to worship Him at our midweek service tonight at @calvaryknoxville! Expecting marvelous things!
|| W A N D E R || "Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien
|| P R O D U C E R || My buddy, Pat, fulfilling his calling like a champ! This pic was snapped earlier this afternoon as we worked together at recording a brand new song called "For All The World". I'm thankful for his huge contributions to the music I put out, but more importantly, I'm grateful for
Today is reserved for the commemoration of mothers everywhere, and I'm extremely privileged to celebrate this woman! Thank you Mom for all of your dedication in parenting me and my three younger siblings; for teaching us to honor the Lord and to love people; for not only caring deeply about our phys
|| T O P || Ventured up House Mountain this afternoon. First time visiting House Mountain State Park and it was a gorgeous day to explore it! This is the view we had from the top.
|| W O O D S || There are times when the Lord speaks loudly, but there are times when He speaks softly. When His words come in the form of a whisper, I like retreating to a rural area. Much like Jesus did when He would withdraw from the crowds in order to be alone with the Father. Although I prefer
|| F E A R L E S S || The glory of creation never ceases to point to the greater glory that proceeds from the Creator. I'm thankful that He promises to always abide with His people, even when we find ourselves in the canyons of life. When we are in the midst of the darkest valleys, if we will allow
|| W I L D E R N E S S || I am extremely grateful that I get to live so close to our country's most visited national park. The beauty of the Smoky Mountains is truly jaw dropping. However, I'm far more thankful to be able to have a relationship with the One who formed everything in the sky above and
|| W A T C H M A N || Hiked up Chimney Tops today with my buddy Clark. We were amazed by the views from the pinnacle, all declaring the glory of JESUS! The Lord undeniably made the world, therefore the world makes the Lord undeniable.
"Learn to know Christ and Him crucified. Learn to sing to Him, and say, 'Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am Your sin. You have taken upon Yourself what is mine and given me what is Yours. You became what You were not so that I might become what I was not.'" -Martin Luther
S/O to this hilarious human that I get to call my brother! Bedsides being a talented musician and creative person, he knows how to enjoy the abundance of life found in every moment. I'm proud of him for his determination and focus as he follows the leading of Jesus. The best is still to come bro!
|| M O R N I N G || "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." (Psalms 30:5) New blog post "Come One Day" is now up on my website (link in profile). I promise, it's a short read but very powerful. I pray that the story will increase your faith just as it did mine!
New blog post "Come One Day" is up on my website! I invite you to check it out! jakedamron.com/blog pic.twitter.com/ZkEP7GphjO
A brand new song entitled, "Come One Day", came so unexpectedly this past Thursday as I grieved for my cousin who was diagnosed with melanoma last Monday. However, I am thrilled to announce that even though the story began in tragedy, it concluded in total victory! A new blog post is up on my websit
|| C O T T A G E || Scouted out a new area along the Tennessee River this afternoon and happened to come across this beautiful, vacant building. This was one of those times when I was thankful for the unexpected!
|| S T A L K E R || Sometimes your picture is being taken when you least expect it. Thankful for friends and the outdoors!
|| S H I R E || I really like The Lord Of The Rings books / movies. In honor of JRR Tolkien and Peter Jackson, here's a shot that reminds me of the shire!
|| D A R E || This guy enjoys life. Especially when there's a little risk involved. Thanking the Lord for another outstanding day to enjoy the outdoors!