Using Photography to Recover Our Sight

Hey photo friends. Photos are all decided for my Visio Divina 2018 Calendar. Wanted to say I’m working on copy and quotes for my calendar and also the design of a special digital supplement for those who want to go deeper. I don’t want to drop my loyal fans so here is a preview of what I’m planning to add to this deeper experience.   1) My 10 tips to soulful photography in an ebook format. There will also be…

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Making Reconciliation Real

I’m preparing to preach this Sunday at Newport Covenant Church where I served for 5 years over 10 years ago. I think it would be honest and real to say I’m just a little anxious. While this church has been an important place in my life and while I have many dear friends from this community, there’s also a few ghosts for me. It was this church where the Pastoral Relations Committee asked me to leave, really for the…

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Grief & Lament

My friend, Stan Friedman, the editor for our church denomination’s new-service joking has called himself over the last week, “The Apocalyptic Reporter!” It does seems like there is a lot of tragedy and heartbreaking news these days. One of my adult aha’s is coming to learn more about lament and grief. I still am not good at it but I’m probably less troubled by it than in my earlier years. I still hate pain and confronting my shortcomings–or the…

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Hiking Is a Bit Like Life

“Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit” Unknown  Photos are from my most recent journey into the woods with several of my RezBro friends on the Lakeshore Trail adjacent to Lake Chelan.

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Immigration–Where Do We Stand?

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take…

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