October 18, 2018

Some Peaceful Landscapes for Monday

Some Peaceful Landscapes for Monday A Photo Gallery: Chicago Botanic Garden Please enjoy these images, taken over the weekend on our visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. May the God of beauty enhance your peace of mind and spirit today. (Click on each picture for larger image)

There is a Boat in my Backyard too

The Ally series will continue next week One of Michael Spencer’s most poignant posts was about a boat that sat in his backyard, a constant reminder of the relationship that he did not have with his father.   There is a boat in my backyard too. A sixteen foot, red fiberglass canoe. We bought it 40 […]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Contemplative Photography (5)

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart Contemplative Photography, part five We return to our occasional consideration of the insights of Christine Valters Paintner, author of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice. Paintner helps us learn how photography can become a contemplative practice, allowing us to “see” in different ways. Today, […]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Contemplative Photography (4)

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart Contemplative Photography, part four After some time away, we return today to the insights of Christine Valters Paintner, author of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice, as she helps us learn how photography can become a contemplative practice, helping us “see” in different ways. […]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Contemplative Photography (3)

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart Contemplative Photography, part three With the help of Christine Valters Paintner, author of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice, on Wednesdays we are considering how photography can become a contemplative practice, helping us “see” in different ways. In chapter 2 of her book, Christine […]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Contemplative Photography (2)

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart Contemplative Photography, part two With the help of  Christine Valters Paintner, author of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice, we are considering how photography can become a contemplative practice. In her first chapter, Paintner introduces us to a long mystical tradition which has understood […]

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Contemplative Photography, part one

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart Contemplative Photography, part one This past month has been a time focusing on extraordinary events in our life that revolve around relocating and getting settled into a new house. As a result, several things have gone by the wayside, including photography. I’m ready to charge up my camera’s […]