Fear

The life of Fear

The world has succumbed to a news media bent on instilling fear in everyone.

Resist this. Life is beautiful!

From the scripture reading at Morning Prayer today:

“Turn to me and be safe
all you ends of the earth,
for I am God; there is no other!
By myself I swear,
uttering my just decree
and my unalterable word:
To me every knee shall bend;
by me every tongue shall swear.

Isaiah 45:22-23

From the Rotary Lights Christmas display this year in LaCrosse, Wisconsin:

Colder and colder

Winter is coming. Still a nice crisp day for a long walk.

From Morning Prayer today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception:

But now the Lord speaks, who created you, Jacob, who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine.’

Isaiah 43:1

Kid tracks!

Cold and beautiful

Out on the scooter for a last ride before winter. There are a bunch of Swans out there in the distance, and they were LOUD! I was more interested in a wide angle landscape shot though.

A fellow camera nerd shooting the swans.

Silence

“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!”

– Psalm 46:10


For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.

– Psalm 62:5

Our world is so filled with distraction: constant “breaking news”, entertainment, busy-ness.
What we need is silence, solitude, prayer.

I found this woman in a local park, embracing real life.


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.