The Cove’s 14-Day Spring Photo Challenge has come to an end. Thanks to everyone who participated!
We wanted to create a challenge that would celebrate the Winter to Spring transition and although Spring hasn’t fully sprung yet, we were impressed by everyone’s originality!
Following is the photo prompt list and all 14 days of our posts. We hope you enjoy!
Day 1 - Photo Prompt: “Fun”
Isn’t this fun! Ruth Graham had quite the sense of humor, and this picture shows it! She tucked this photo of herself into Billy Graham’s suitcase before he left on a trip to share the gospel. . . Photo: A photo of a photo of Ruth Graham located in The Cove Visitors Center.
Day 2 – Photo Prompt: “Sunshine”
Thankful for His new mercies each and every morning. Photo: Sunrise off The Training Center deck captured by one of our employees.
Day 3 – Photo Prompt: “Bloom”
Our Grounds and Maintenance employees work hard to grow and preserve these beautiful blooms at the Training Center and all over the property! Photo: Blooms around the first sign to the Training Center parking lot.
“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.” Proverbs 18:4 Photo: The creek just below Chatlos Memorial Chapel.
Day 5 - Photo Prompt: “Handwritten”
More ideas can be expressed and retained when one writes by hand. Handwriting scripture is a great way to train your mind to reflect on God’s word. Photo: Handwritten scripture by one of our employees.
Day 6 – Photo Prompt: “Prayer”
The Lord has heard many prayers lifted from the prayer room in the Training Center. Aren’t you thankful we have a living God who hears our prayers?! Photo: The Prayer Room on the 3rd floor of the Training Center.
Day 7 – Photo Prompt: “Garden”
There are fresh signs of life budding all around us, here at The Cove. Photo: Fresh buds peeking through in Ruth’s Prayer Garden.
Day 8 – Photo Prompt: “Weather”
Asheville, NC can experience a varying range of weather in just one week! Whether rain or shine, the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround The Cove, always reflect the splendor of God’s creation. Photo: Sunny sky captured from The Training Center parking lot.
Day 9 – Photo Prompt: “Critters”
Make sure to click “play” and turn up the volume for this one!
Day 10 – Photo Prompt: “Book”
This is the Graham family book section at Ruth’s Attic Bookstore in the Training Center. What’s on your bookshelf? Photo: Taken in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore which is located on the bottom floor of The Training Center.
Day 11 – Photo Prompt: “Grass”
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8 Photo: Dew on the grass outside the Administration Building, here at The Cove.
Day 12- Photo prompt: “Renewal”
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10. Photo: The Bible on the pulpit in Chatlos Memorial Chapel.
Day 13- Photo prompt: “Basket”
With the coming and going of Easter, there were bound to be a bundle of baskets around the house. Maybe not like this one, though. Photo: Basket next to the fireplace in the Training Center lobby that has several balls of yarn and a half crocheted blanket.
Day 14- Photo prompt: “Cross”
Let us celebrate what Christ did for us on the cross, not only at Easter, but every day. Photo: Cross on the wall of The Training Center dining room.
Here’s a peak at what other photo challenge participants shared with us! To see them all, visit #CoveSpringPhotoChallenge in Instagram or just click here.
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Be on the lookout for our next photo challenge in Autumn 2017!
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