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An oil painting of the crucifixion of the 26 saints of Japan in 1597, under the persecution of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
The Son confers with the Father one last time before stepping out of Eternity to save mankind.
Stylistically inspired by some of Nannan Zhang's earlier work.
On of the most beautiful Catholic Churches inside and out that I have ever seen.
Today, Gesù Catholic Church remains the spiritual center of downtown Miami. As the oldest church in South Florida, Gesù invites all to visit this historic landmark that has been serving South Florida’s Catholic community for nearly 120 years.
The Fathers of the Society of Jesus have been instrumental in the establishment of Gesù Catholic Church from its inception. Gesù Parish was established as a result of the large Catholic community present in Miami. The original wooden church was built on land donated by Henry Flagler, and as Miami began to grow the need for a larger Church became a necessity. In 1921, the first cornerstone of this concrete and steel structure was laid to suit the needs of the growing Catholic community in Miami.
Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God who is the All Powerful,
who was, and who is, and who is coming.
“Revelation Song” - Phillips, Craig and Dean
“No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce
“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now...Come further up, come further in!”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
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An alternative jazz selection - light, happy - for watching fluttering butterflies :
Waldino "Never Say Never" www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nuO0zCy5kc
Someone handed Jesus the book of the early preacher Isaiah. He opened it and found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me. He has put His hand on Me to preach the Good News to poor people. He has sent Me to heal those with a sad heart. He has sent Me to tell those who are being held that they can go free. He has sent Me to make the blind to see and to free those who are held because of trouble. He sent Me to tell of the time when men can receive favor with the Lord.”
Isaiah 61: 1-3
One of the biggest blessings during a trip to Cambodia. Here a heartfelt greeting. This elderly lady lives on "Jesus Street", so named by a nearby missionary. Several people lived in in houses no bigger than 10 x 12 feet. Alone, these people are undoubtedly are the lingering legacy of the insanity of the Khmer Rouge years of 1975-79, when the regime murdered about 1.7 million or 20% of the population. Many of the the "lucky" who survived were single members of destroyed families.
Two videos with mission pictures:
Hillsong, “Praise Him” www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwMsQvgo9A
Hillsong, “Children of the Light” www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEwaNS4hYlQ
Another mission trip will likely follow. Join in. DE COLORES.
Go and make followers of all the nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to do all the things I have told you. And I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”
Imagine, the following song has millions of hits on YouTube, but the Spirit just introduced it to me Sunday night:
"Light Up the Sky" The Afters
Light light light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me You are with me
I can't deny
No I can't deny that You are right here with me
You've opened my eyes
So I can see You all around me
Light light light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me
That You are with me
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Never-ending power. Spirits soar as the heavens open!
C3 Church - Undivided
Lord pour out Your spirit
Come down in Glory
Open up the Heavens on us God
Open up our eyes to see
The things that You see
And not our circumstances
You have touched my lips with fire
My sins forgiven
So here I am send me, Lord
DE COLORES :)
Savior, He can move the mountains.
You may enjoy the gallery "Spiritual Journey"
Texture by Pareeerica
Read a little of the history here
Yardenit is the traditional Christian site for baptism and it is believed that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist near this spot.
God's kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for excellent pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it.
I spent the night looking for some video reference to this. All seemed off mark. Although many interpret Jesus as speaking in parable, nothing is more direct. Let go to what distractions hold you hostage to a temporal existance. Set your journey towards your heavenly home.
After some searching, the search led to a song with captures the essence of Matthew 13: 45-46: "This is My Desire" Michael W. Smith www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvUNkRbi5Rc
Lord, I give You my heart
I give You my soul
I live for You alone
Every breath that I take
Every moment I'm awake
Lord, have Your way in me
13 August 12. The night's rain brought reprieve from the oppressive heat and humidity. By 10:00 am, the sun regained its overlording ways. Here, sunlight sparkle, refracting in a most unique way, as light refracts through rain water collecting in a large lotus leaf. Look closely - heaven shimmers in the distance.
Between arching lotus bridge and the duck's favorite feeding place: National Museum of Korea.
Layer 1: 3D effect, Zig zag, wave 12, strength 15. Ripples = protection of the Holy Spirit.
Layer 2: stars, add if lighter than bottom layer. Paint extraneous stars black to remove.
Layer 3: Beautiful icon. From a visonary of ages past. Timeless.
The Escape to Egypt
13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
the village of Bieniszew; eastern Greater Poland; Poland
Candles for Mother Maria at Basiliek van Onze Lieve Vrouw ten Hemelopneming in Maastricht.
Early on Sunday morning, even before the sun had fully risen, these women made their way back to the tomb with the spices and ointments they had prepared. When they arrived, they found the stone was rolled away from the tomb entrance, and when they looked inside, the body of the Lord Jesus was nowhere to be seen. They didn’t know what to think. As they stood there in confusion, two men suddenly appeared standing beside them. These men seemed to glow with light. The women were so terrified that they fell to the ground facedown.
Two Men: Why are you seeking the living One in the place of the dead? He is not here. He has risen from the dead. Don’t you remember what He told you way back in Galilee? He told you that the Son of Man must be handed over to wicked men, He must be crucified, and then on the third day He must rise. Luke 24: 1-7
HOLY WEEK SET:
Just uploading for banner. However, this is Shenandoah Mountains in Spring.
If we walk step by step in the light, where the Father is, then we are ultimately connected to each other through the sacrifice of Jesus His Son. His blood purifies us from all our sins. 1 John 1:7
Left - to Last Supper, Right - to the last place of Maria presence on Earth.
Leica M6 TTL
Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 IV "King of Bokeh"
Ilford HP5+ pushed to 1600 ISO
8+8 min 20°C
Scan from negative film
My one attempt at painting that actually looked kind of how I hoped it would. As Christians, we are called to take up our cross and follow Him daily. Fortunately, we don't to it in our own strength.