I thought I would have a little fun with the Christmas lights and taking pictures, so I stood across the room and took these three pictures. All the settings were the same - ISO, shutter speed, F. - all identical. I simply changed the manual focus to get these three different looks.
They aren't good pictures and I wasn't planning on posting them, but I was struck by this simple thought: my focus affects how I view things. And I am not talking about photography here.
We included this verse in our wedding invitations and it has continued to be a special verse to me:
For this is God,
Our God forever and ever,
He will be our guide,
Even unto death.
He is my guide.
He should be my focus.