Category: photography

four photographs, one baby, some serious carpe diem, and the imperative to shine

oday I’m reverting to the “default” (and curiously popular) “Four Photos” format for my Friday posting. My “rules” for these posts are simple: I must use images that are already sitting on my iPhone I can’t deliberately shoot pictures with this kind of post in mind I’m not allowed to go searching for a photo…

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art, creativity, and the image of God

NOTE: Header image from a Naomi Campbell painting In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good….God saw all that he had made, and…

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“Lothlórien” – woods, old growth, and new thoughts about faith

Today’s “Weekend Post” delivers more beauty from the Smoky Mountains, plus addressing a question that’s been coming up in some facebook and blog conversations recently. The issue at hand comes from a friend who says that he pretty much wants nothing to do with following Jesus because of the terrible violence (apparently) sanctioned by God…

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waterfalls, God’s generous love, and religious fundamentalism

As promised, I’ll continue posting pictures and stories from our Great Smoky Mountain adventure. But today, I’m also going to weave in a quote from George MacDonald. MacDonald, for those of you who aren’t familiar with his writings, is a minister/writer/novelist from the late 19th Century. He was admired by Dickens, seriously influenced C.S. Lewis,…

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