New Year Dawns

December 31, 2014 - Other than a day and year noted on the calendar, today is like every other day. But we do attach some significance to th...
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On the Edge of a New Year

December 30, 2014 - It's been a great year! Well, as I reflect on the past twelve months, I can honestly say there was more good than bad. Y...
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Rules and Referees

December 29, 2014 - We learn at a fairly young age that games have rules. And rules are meant to be kept. And sometimes we need independent,...
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Just Follow the Line

December 28, 2014 - In Nashville, as in many other cities, you can learn a lot by following a painted line on the sidewalk. This blue line t...
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Light and Shadow

December 27, 2014 - I'd rather live in light, than among shadows. Photographically speaking, shadows add depth and texture, and mystery. Som...
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Just 50 More

December 26, 2014 - This 500 piece puzzle is still missing about 50 more until it's complete. I've given up. From here on, all of the pieces...
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Hope You See Snow

December 25, 2014 - Our granddaughter is concerned that we may not get to see snow in Tennessee. So she hopes each winter that there will be...
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2014 - Merry Christmas to you all. This manger scene belongs to Dr. Keith Zimmerman, and wonderfully made by his father.
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The Eve of Christmas

December 23, 2014 - Advent is complete, will be at sunset this day. And I have tons of memories at numerous candlelight services in the chur...
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Under the Tree

December 22, 2014 - Presents under the tree equals temptation. Does that one have my name on it? How heavy is it? Does it make a sound when...
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Good Reason for a Lighthouse

December 21, 2014 - Crescent City, California. Strong wind and surf. Crashing waves. Fog. Boulders littering the shore. The seals love it; t...
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Nothing Impossible

December 20, 2014 - The Gospel lesson for this Fourth Sunday of Advent is Luke 1:26-38. The passage tells the story of Gabriel, an angel, ap...
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Decorated

December 19, 2014 - This would be pretty in our house or yours. It's Chihuly glass sculpture that hung in the lobby of the Missouri Botanica...
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Why I Need a New Lens

December 18, 2014 - Okay, I've been a photographer for a long time. And I have been using a single lens reflex camera with an interchangeabl...
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Self Styled Cleric

December 17, 2014 - That was the words the news reports used, "a self styled cleric", when they referred to the man who took over the Lindt...
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Blast From the Past

December 16, 2014 - No, I didn't take this photo, Judy did. This has been birthday week. Last Thursday was Michael's and today is Elke's. So...
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Catching Rays

December 15, 2014 - Winter has not even begun. I am weary of gray skies. I recall a winter day 20 years ago when I announced to Judy that I...
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Advent Worship

December 14, 2014 - Yesterday, we were reminded of the power of the light in the darkness. And that even a very small light can provide hope...
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Promised Gifts

December 13, 2014 - Today's Old Testament passage for the third Sunday of Advent, Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, proclaims an over-turning of the worl...
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Corner View

December 12, 2014 - The end of one log notched to set upon another. Add another. And do it over and over. It's a simple structure, used a ce...
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Persimmon Possibilities

December 11, 2014 - If you wander around in the woods in the late fall in the eastern part of the US, you most likely have seen these marble...
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Downstream Poinsettia

December 10, 2014 - It's that time of year. The Opryland Hotel is decorated for Christmas. It is an amazing place anytime of year, but the d...
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Time to Finish Raking

December 09, 2014 - The leaves are all off the trees. The pear trees in the front yard are the last to shed their summer clothing. It seems...
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Alive

December 08, 2014 - I shared this photo previously on SightPsalms, but it is the first time I have shared it on my blog. So often we see san...
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Timing

December 07, 2014 - Another photo taken at the wrong time of day. Not in the "magic" light of early morning or late afternoon. But the imag...
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Advent Two

December 06, 2014 - Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Last Sunday as we attended worship in McKinney, Texas, with Elke and Robert, their...
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Snowy Range

December 05, 2014 - The water in mountain lakes is cold. All year around. The water in this Wyoming lake is clear, refreshing, and cold. I...
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Sunset on the Mississippi

December 04, 2014 - For five years I served as the superintendent of the Spoon River District which spanned six counties along the Mississip...
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Yellowstone Rainbow

December 03, 2014 - We made a special trip to see Upper Yellowstone Falls at 9 a.m. because you could see a rainbow in the falls on days wit...
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Blue Shadows

December 02, 2014 - A moment in time. Morning light shining on an ancient wooden wall. Light has lit this wall for how many mornings, for h...
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Frosty Morning

December 01, 2014 - I can see my breath. Mornings like this prove we are alive when the air is cold and our breath is warm.
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