Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, September 15, 2014


praying(Second Life snapshot)

"When you pray,
rather let your heart be without words
than your words without heart."

- John Bunyan

Sunday, September 14, 2014


peaceful morning
(Second Life Snapshot)

"To attain inner peace
you must actually give your life,
not just your possessions.
When you at last give your life –
bringing into alignment your beliefs
and the way you live then,
and only then, can you begin
to find inner peace."

- Peace Pilgrim

Saturday, September 13, 2014



This is my avatar in Second Life.
He is a bit more fit that I really am... lol.
Always wanted to own a nice cabin,
but never could afford it.
Perhaps in my second life.

"My home is in Heaven.
I'm just traveling through this world."

- Billy Graham

Friday, September 12, 2014

how much they mean...

how much they mean to you

"Time goes by fast,
and people go in and out
of your life so quickly,
so you should never miss
the opportunity to tell these people
how much they mean to you."

- Author Unknown

Thursday, September 11, 2014

red barn...

red barn
photo by Frank Haley

"Let both grow together until the harvest.
At that time I will tell the harvesters:
First collect the weeds and tie them
in bundles to be burned;
then gather the wheat
and bring it into my barn."

- Matthew 3:30 NIV

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

old aisles of nature...

old aisles of nature

"The human soul is slow to discover
the real excellence of things
given to us by a bountiful Creator,
and not until the shadows of death
begin to gather around
the object that we love,
do we see its worth and beauty.
Autumn is the dim shadow
that clusters about the sweet,
precious things that God
has created in the realm of nature.
While it robs them of life,
it tears away the veil
and reveals the golden gem
of beauty and sweetness.
Beauty lurks in all the dim
old aisles of nature,
and we discover it at last."

- Northern Advocate

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

island of good will...

island of good will
(image snapshot from Second Life)

"How I wish that somewhere there existed
an island for those who are
wise and of good will."

- Albert Einstein

Monday, September 8, 2014

open my eyes...

open my eyes

The glare was terrible for this shot,
but I have, for the month of September,
an exhibit of some of my work,
at the St. Thomas Roasters
coffee house in Linglestown, PA,
running now through the month
of September, 2014.

This exhibit contains two recently shown
photographs from a juried art show
sponsored by the Susquehanna Art Museum,
in downtown Harrisburg, PA,
and four never exhibited photographs
from The Road Trip West...
one of which will be published
in the next issue of
Nature Photographers Magazine.

The title of this exhibit is...
“Open my eyes
that I may see wonderful things...”

- Psalm 119:18

I have been so blessed and I pray
that you will be too.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

blessings of peace...

blessings of peace

"We look forward to the time
when the Power of Love
will replace the Love of Power.
Then will our world know
the blessings of peace."

- William Ewart Gladstone

Friday, September 5, 2014

deliverance from fear...

deliverance from fear

"The wise man in the storm
prays to God,
not for safety from danger,
but deliverance from fear."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, September 4, 2014

amid the storm...

amid the storm

This is an older photo that I used before.
Taken with an older point and shoot camera,
it is still one of my favorite as is the quote.

"Serenity is not freedom from the storm,
but peace amid the storm."

- Author Unknown