Author: PatriciaHunter

all i have seen…

It’s hard work these days – with joints that flare and lungs that clog – to leave the comforts of home, so if you ask me why I’m compelled to push through the pain and hobble about with a camera, the short answer is this… For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.  Romans 1:20 God has graciously given us eyes to see his hand, proof and evidence of his power and greatness, and his faithfulness in all he...

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a fragrant offering

“O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.” ~ The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem I was raised and nurtured in the faith in a church that followed a liturgical calendar. During my prodigal young adult years, Lent would draw me back through the doors...

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to see rightly

“…it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace…” Hebrews 13:9 (ESV) It’s barely light outside when we meet in the small dark room just outside the locked doors that lead to the hospital’s mental ward. Dressed in our student uniforms, from polished white shoes to the starched caps bobby-pinned securely in place on our heads, we’re nervously waiting to receive our assignments and begin a clinical rotation in psychiatry, but our instructor asks us to find a seat. Opening a book that she takes out of her bag, she begins reading to us from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s...

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nature photography and God’s character

He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:19 (ESV) It’s a mysterious and wonderful grace how God plants desires in our hearts we never could have imagined and how those desires are seeds that can grow into gifts for our good and His glory. I had little to no passion or interest in photography when my husband bought me a little point and shoot digital camera years ago. He wanted me to have something to do after our children were grown, but other than taking pictures of the...

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