light, in four photographs

Sometimes I don't post on my blog because I'm too busy, we're traveling, the Internet is down, or I simply have nothing to write about. Then there are days like today, when my only excuse is playing golf. Unlike our Brandon home, we're not actually on the golf course here. But the second tee is …

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the world doesn’t read our PR material, it reads us

 A tale told by a redeemed child of God, full of grace and mercy, signifying... everything (with apologies to The Bard). Thursday, Rebekah and I headed downtown to take in a show at Tampa's Performing Arts Center. We made the most of the clear, cool evening and arrived in time to stroll hand-in-hand along the …

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beauty, and the decision to move forward in promise

t's unusual for me to feature someone else's work in my postings. But something profound about Christmas jumped out at me this morning, and my thoughts immediately turned to some stunning artwork that I just have to share. Yesterday, during my visit to my parents' house for lunch, I walked by one of their bookshelves …

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reflections – let the art live!

Earlier this week I enjoyed the privilege of visiting Nelson Elementary School, where I'd been asked to help judge the Reflections contest, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association. Reflections (which originated with the Colorado PTA in 1969) is designed to "encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic …

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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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the beauty of people, creation & art

Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory      in the heavens. (Psalm 8) ometimes I am simply blown away by the beauty and creativity in this world. My recent trip to North Carolina and West Virginia was no exception. Then, just as often, I am overwhelmed by the …

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LEARNING TO SEE/hear/perceive/live CLEARLY

The man replied, "I know nothing about that one way or the other. But I know one thing for sure: I was blind . . . I now see." (John 9:25) Jesus then said, "I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that …

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Art – photography and writing – as truth

This morning I've been thinking about writing as art, and how art either gets in the way of - or enhances - truth. My thinking is emerging from two sources. When I say "is emerging" I mean right now, in real-time, because I tend to think out loud as a write; this blog is not …

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