Blog Posts - Reflection

Five Themes in Isaiah's Prophecies of Christ's Birth

First, there’s a sense of something wholly new. “See, I’m doing something new. Now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?” So Isaiah 43:19 declares. Isaiah trembles with excitement at the sense of something wholly new and unexpected. The e...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 20, 2016

G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis Agree: What Every Christian Must Acknowledge

Consider the following: Our original state of grace was forfeited when our first parents rejected God's love in favor of the Devil's lies. God loves us so much that even if you were the only person to have ever lived, Christ would have suffered and d...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 19, 2016

The Three Feasts of the Nativity

Nativity, Giotto, Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, c. 1316.When we celebrate Christmas we are commemorating the three nativities of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the reason for the three Masses celebrated on this day. The first is the eternal be...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 14, 2016

Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent [A]

Third Sunday of Advent (A), December 15, 2013By Msgr. Bernard BourgeoisIsaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11"Be patient, brothers and sisters,until the coming of the Lord." (Jas 5:7)Advent coincides with one of the busiest time...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 5, 2016

Reflection on Lake Calhoun

As the largest lake in Minneapolis, Lake Calhoun is famous for many outdoor activities. My last visit to the lake was for walking around its 5.5 km (3.4 miles) trail. […]...
by indahs travel photography on Sep 2, 2016

Goodbye August, Hello September; Rebel, Cat GIFs and Blogger Goals

I liked August; August was a damn good month. I’m ending it on a high spending my Bank Holiday weekend in Wales with Allyn and his fam. Just to make you jealous, here is my view whilst I type… But more on that later. To stop me from blabberin...
by Eppie on Aug 30, 2016

2005 (part II) – My Vermont “Homecoming”

For the past several posts, I diverted from my series of “old” images over the past couple weeks to write a couple Fall Foliage – specific posts, and to self-aggrandize with my two eBooks covering Vermont and the Michigan “U.P...
by LightCentric Photography Blog on Aug 28, 2016

King Saint Louis IX's Observation on the Importance of One's Soul

King Saint Louis IX never forgot his upbringing in the Faith. His friend and biographer, the Sieur de Joinville, who joined him on his first crusade to the Holy Land, relates that the King once asked him, "What is God?" Joinville replied, "Sire, it i...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 25, 2016

St. John XXIII's Advice on Living as a Disciple of Christ

We are not on earth as museum-keepers, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life and to prepare for a glorious future. *** Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfil...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 20, 2016

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on the Mother of God

The Vision of St Bernard, Pietro Perugino, 1493.In danger, in distress, in uncertainty, think of Mary, call upon Mary. She never leaves your lips, she never departs from your heart; and so that you may obtain the help of her prayers, never forge...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Aug 19, 2016

Travel Linkup; Learning Not To Give A F**K

The time that you spend on your travels is so precious. You’ve worked hard, lived off pasta the week before to save every last penny and taken a chunk out of your valuable annual leave. So when you finally get to your destination, you want...
by Eppie on Aug 2, 2016

Goodbye July, Hello August; A Hectic Month Of Eats and Treats

July. Good riddance. I don’t normally say that but this gone week I’ve been craving the weekend and a much needed payday. July’s been a bit stressful, packed full of busy weekends catching a train here and there. I know, I know, I shouldn’t c...
by Eppie on Jul 31, 2016

Chicago and back to the UP – (2005; Part I)

Looking back, its hard to believe I have already covered 3 decades, and perhaps more amazing that I am still looking at images from 10 years ago.  2005, in retrospect, seemed like a pretty eventful year of shooting for me.  It definitely ramped up...
by LightCentric Photography Blog on Jul 31, 2016

Double sky

One of my favorite motifs are water, especially water that is still and where you see the reflections, in this picture is it double sky.
by Photo By Manka on Jul 22, 2016

Utflykt till Torreby

Idag tog jag med farsan ut på en utflykt till Torreby, det var av dessa enkla anledningarna, det var strålande väder, han behövde komma ut lite, jag behövde fylla på arkivet och det är hälsosamt att komma iväg lite, om ett tag är det inte l...
by Photo By Manka on Jul 21, 2016

Am I the only one feeling this way? No, seriously. I can't be the only one. Right?

So, I've really been fighting my anxiety and depression. SERIOUSLY. FIGHTING.So many days lost to the irrational belief that I couldn't pull this off. Which only lead to countless days lost, and productivity that I can't get back.ENOUGH.I refuse to b...
by attracted to shiny things on Jul 20, 2016

Photo number 10 thousand

This is how  photo number 10 thousand looks like, taken today with my latest Nikon, i had no ide that it should be like that.
by Photo By Manka on Jul 19, 2016

Thirty-Three: A Year Spent Looking Hard Trying to Find ME.

I feel like we do this every year—I get a little older, grow a little wiser, but somehow miss the mark on accomplishing the countless items left sitting on my to-do list with each passing birthday. Call it being unrealistic or being too hard on m...
by Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad on Jul 15, 2016

Turning 24; My Top 24 Childhood Moments

*It’s my birthday and I’ll blog if I want to…* As that day of the year comes around where you turn another year older, its natural to reflect on those before and ponder about the future. As I celebrate my 24th birthday (with a cockt...
by Eppie on Jul 14, 2016

The pond in the woods

by Photo By Manka on Jul 12, 2016

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