Refuge - Robert Boyd
“In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.” (Psalm 62:7-8)
Where do we find relief from troubles in this life? Do we unnecessarily trudge along, exposed to the negative elements of the world, when close by and readily available stands the Lord’s house? There is a place where burdens are lightened and we are spiritually uplifted.
When we seek "Refuge," we are seeking safety and security, even peace and love. What better place could we go to find these things than our Father's house? The world today is full of enticements and voices calling us away from our eternal goals and treasures. We are promised that if we go to the temple with a humble heart, we can learn to commune with our Father in Heaven and therein find a true "Refuge" from the many storms raging around us.
About the Author
For almost ten years Robert A. Boyd has been creating images of temples around the world in a unique fine-art style. A professional photographer for nearly twenty years, Robert once traveled the world photographing for clients. One day his mother-in-law expressed her longing for some beautiful pictures of the temple. She suggested that in his travels he should use his talents to photograph the temples in an artistic style. As soon as he turned his viewfinder towards this objective, it seemed as if new, beautiful scenes were now there, ready for him, every time he went to photograph.
The temple has long played a significant role in the life of Robert and his wife Eleah. Particularly, the passing of their first child, and the subsequent adoption and sealing of 3 additional children, have driven home the importance of the temple to the Boyd family. The blessings we receive in the temple have been a great source of peace and joy to them, and that has served to endear a great love of the temple in their hearts.
Today Robert is fortunate to work full time both creating temple art, and also overseeing the fine art printing process for his own art work, and that of other artists. He feels very blessed to be a part of something that is so meaningful to so many, and he hopes to share his feelings of the beauty of the temple as he strives to illuminate his photographic art with peace, light and balance. He lives in Utah with his wife and their five beautiful children
by Judy - reviewed on November 30, 2012
This picture is MUCH darker than Deseret shows it to be online or in the catalog. I was very disappointed. If only it looked like the picture they show. I think this is deceptive.
by Customer - reviewed on December 31, 2012
When I first saw this picture at Deseret Book, I fell in love with it! My sweet husband bought it for us for Christmas. The title and explaination are beautiful and thought provoking!! LOVE IT!!
by Angela - reviewed on June 30, 2013
Bought this from Deseret back in October 2012 so we've had it for 9 months now and we always get compliments. We're a military family and have since been in a move and one if the packers who was putting it back up on our new wall commented, "This picture's tripping me out. It looks like the lamps are actually turned on and shining light." This is a nice, big, high quality piece. It truly has a lit-from-within look. We have it hanging in our living room and it always makes me smile.
by John - reviewed on October 16, 2012
I just picked mine up this evening from the Ft. Union Deseret Book. I bought it as a Christmas present for myself, so I have not opened it yet, but I love the beauty of the piece, both the title and what it represents. This is great! Keep creating these pieces, Robert! And keep stocking them, Deseret Book. Wonderful!
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