Vigils

As for Gód, his wáys are pérfect; 
the wórd of the Lórd, purest góld.
Hé indéed is the shíeld   
of áll who máke him their réfuge.

For whó is Gód but the Lórd?   
Whó is a róck but our Gód?
the Gód who gírds me with stréngth  
and mákes the páth safe befóre me.

My féet you made swíft as the déer’s;   
you have máde me stand fírm on the héights.
You have tráined my hánds for báttle  
and my árms to bend the héavy bów.

– Psalm 18

People

A little different type of photography for me. I’ve been getting more and more interested in showing the amazing dignity and depth of people. People are so much more than the simplified caricatures that the news and entertainment industries portray.

These were from a concert in a local park.

Thunderstorm Sunset

I looked at the thunderstorm to the west and the sun and thought,
hmmmm…..I wonder…

Sure enough, the sun set right behind the storm and produced a spectacular sight!

Morning Has Broken…

“Morning has broken like the first morning 

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird 

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning 

Praise for them springing fresh from the world.”

English author Eleanor Farjeon

Spring planting near Hokah, Minnesota:

The Second Plague!

“And the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the canals, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come upon the land of Egypt!'”
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.”

-Exodus 8

The frogs were really singing near my home!

New Life

Can’t resist a sunset!

And walking out in the driveway, was surprised to find this little fella reaching for the sun!

But…..the biggest thing this past few weeks, new Grand Kids! Samual and Timothy were born in February and just came home last week from the hospital! They’re doing well and their parents are very happy not to spend time everyday in a hospital. The boys were a month and a half premature so they kept them in the NICU until their actual due date.

Grandma from Costa Rica is here to help out!

Mommy, her daughter, and the new additions!

And just a couple of months ago…..Why we’re Pro-Life!

Easter!

Walking a trail today, I found Blue Bells!

Couldn’t resist a nice red sunset a couple of days ago. God does good work!

Easter has finally arrived! It was a very emotional experience after the incredible stupidity and paranoia of the past year. We had a wonderful precession of light up the main isle of the church. The Vigil service was 2-1/2 hours long, but my Grand Son stayed awake and interested through it all. He was fascinated at the Latin and I’d occasionally translate for him.

More pictures of a nice warm 75 degree Spring day!

Spring

"Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."
- James 5:7ff

Signs of Spring! And next week, Holy week, and the preparation for Easter.

Grandpa walking with Grandson.