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These pictures are not edited, the amazing colors are all works of God's hands.

Omnipotent: having unlimited power; able to do anything.

Lake Mattamuskeet; my favorite man-made lake. I’ve seen this lake so much growing up, I feel like it’s a part of my family. I’ve never been afraid to be near Lake Mattamuskeet, I just never wanted to get in. The murky water is the perfect habitat for vast wildlife species that I love to photograph but hate to be in close proximity with. I always felt like if I got too close to the edge, I would fall in and sink below the Earth or something. Lol. When I was in middle school, that fear was intensified after the lake was drained. I was able to see the shallow lake bottom, and I was told I could get stuck in the mud and die if I fell in and wasn’t careful.

I’m connected to Lake Mattamuskeet; I feel like it communicates with me in some form. You know how Pocahontas talked to her Grandmother Willow? Same thing with me and the lake. It sounds weird to type and say out loud, but I know what I feel when I’m around the lake. To me, the lake is a great place to relax, to reflect on my life, and to be mindful in nature. Sitting by the lake, observing the scenery, and absorbing vitamin D from the sun is great for my mental wellness.

The day these pictures were taken, I randomly had an urge to go to the lake. Since it was a beautiful day outside, I obliged. I was snapping pictures every couple of minutes because I was so amazed at how beautiful the clouds were combined with the orange-reddish sky. The second to the last picture I snapped is the best one out of the series. However, the very last picture I snapped really exemplifies how great God and His works are.

I was in awe of the beautiful scene before my eyes. I felt the storm coming and I knew it was gonna be vicious but, I didn’t wanna leave. I felt like I was right where I belonged and neither the storm nor the lake would harm me. Grandma and my dog baby Monroe were with me, though. Monroe never liked being wet and my sweet Grandma would’ve melted in the rain, so I had to drive us home.

I witnessed and felt God’s omnipotence through the movements of the wind, the clouds, the sky, and the water while I was at Lake Mattamuskeet. It was sensational.

Life Lesson:

· God is omnipotent.

How I Apply it to My Life:

· I remember that God can do all things and through Yah, so can I.


· Chance the Rapper – How Great (Ft. Jay Electronica & My cousin Nicole)

SLIDESHOW: Pictures from that day at the lake. (1) The last picture from that day, (2) the second to the last picture (the one that made the NbN collection cut), & pictures as the sun was setting for that evening.


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