I am Leola Durant. While I struggle to find a proper balance in life there are still many things I’ve found to do and to enjoy. These are things that I can do in my own time and at my own pace.
Because of chronic illness I discovered a very close relationship with my God, through His Holy Spirit. When I was at my lowest I felt His strengthening Word being spoken to my mind and from that evolved a book of Poetry called; “Walking With The Spirit. ” Since writing that book I have written many other poems.
I have also discovered a love for Nature and Wildlife, and as I view nature I see the Hand of the Master Creator. I also have found a great love for photography and because I’m not able to travel far and wide, I have found wonderful ways to photograph right in my own backyard or local landscape.
In our world today most people do not want to hear about God or the bible. I guess I was one of those people at one point in my life. It was only as a last resort I decided I would really put the Words in the bible to the test. For a long time nothing seem to happen, but I kept on searching the scriptures. Eventually Jesus would reveal Himself to me in many wonderful ways, and I soon realized He was always there….patiently waiting for me to come to Him.
I also see so much hate and despair in the world today and I think that it’s because most of us are not under the protection of God. There is a Spiritual Battle going on, and most of us are having our minds manipulated by Satan. Even as a Christian it would be very hard to fight this battle if we are not fully connected to God. So as you read my blogs you’ll find out about my faith in God and I will also share some of the beautiful imagery that He has given me to fill my mind with, through His nature.
For anyone who is interested in checking out more of my photos, you can view them: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leoladurant/