In the movie "Chariots of Fire," the character Eric Liddell makes this memorable statement: "I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure." Yesterday afternoon, as I was pursuing one of my favourite pastimes, strolling along a local trail, camera at the ready, the thought occurred to me - God made me slow. This is a fact that has sometimes been the source of considerable frustration for me, my family, friends, and occasionally coworkers. It is also, I am coming to see, a gift. I do tend to move slowly through this world, but as I do, my eyes are wide open. I find that I tend to see and appreciate details that those moving at a faster clip may tend to overlook. When I first started taking photographs, it was just as a way of chronicling life, and of committing to memory the things that I was seeing and experiencing. As I have gotten older, and photography has become a passion, I see that it has in fact also become an act of worship for me. When I notice, and try to capture with my camera, the beauty and incredible detail in the created world, I am also saying, "Father, I see it - and I acknowledge that it comes from you." I also feel a desire to share these images with others, in the hope that they will have a renewed appreciation for these small wonders and for their Creator. Those that move faster may accomplish much more in a day, but sometimes they miss these rumours of glory as they rush on by.