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WPC – WEEK 322 – RELIGION

RELIGION turned out to be a fairly popular theme.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 322 - RELIGION - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - CATHIE RALEY
Cathie Raley

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 322 - RELIGION - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning


Mike Vest

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 323 - REFLECTION
REFLECTION

REFLECTION! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a REFLECTION picture? It is simply a picture that captures a RELECTION. You can find a REFLECTION in all sorts of things. A mirror. A mill pond. Tin foil. Mylar. Chrome. Bubbles. The options are nearly endless. Of course, there is more than one definition of the word REFLECTION.

Think on this quote when you consider all your possibilities for REFLECTION images:

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

A proper REFLECTION on this quote will no doubt lead you to a great REFECTION image.

RULES

The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of REFLECTION in this place that that is little more than a mirror held up to my life next Monday.

WPC – WEEK 321 – BUSINESS

At this time, BUSINESS doesn’t seem to be a popular theme.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - SHHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - MONICA HENNING
Monica Henning

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 321 - BUSINESS - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 322 - RELIGION
RELIGION

RELIGION! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a RELIGION picture? It is simply a picture of anything relating to the practice of a RELIGION. It can be a book used in the practice of a RELIGION. It can be a building that is used in the practice of a RELIGION. It could be a symbol of a RELIGION. It can be a picture of somebody practicing their RELIGION.

Think on this quote when considering your RELIGION image:

The only clear line I draw these days is this: when my religion tries to come between me and my neighbor, I will choose my neighbor… Jesus never commanded me to love my religion.
-Barbara Brown Taylor

Thinking on that quote will no doubt take you on an interesting path towards your RELIGION photo.

RULES

The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of RELIGION in this place that that is based on its understanding of God next Monday.

Selfie Project – October

On Sunday I completed another successful month of THE SELFIE PROJECT. One thing that always happens when I look back at a month’s worth of pictures I’m always surprised at some of the things that all happened in the same month. That? That happened this month? I thought that was like 2 months ago.

Here are my favorites from October:


Day 274 - October 1, 2021
October 1

Day 275 - October 2, 2021
October 2

Day 276 - October 3, 2021
October 3

Day 277 - October 4, 2021
October 4

Day 278 - October 5, 2021
October 5

Day 280 - October 7, 2021
October 7

Day 281 - October 8, 2021
October 8

Day 282 - October 9, 2021
October 9

Day 285 - October 12, 2021
October 12

Day 287 - October 14, 2021
October 14

Day 289 - October 16, 2021
October 16

Day 290 - October 17, 2021
October 17

Day 291 - October 18, 2021
October 18

Day 293 - October 20, 2021
October 20

Day 295 - October 22, 2021
October 22

Day 296 - October 23, 2021
October 23

Day 297 - October 24, 2021
October 24

Day 298 - October 25, 2021
October 25

Day 301 - October 28, 2021
October 28

Day 303 - October 30, 2021
October 30

Day 304 - October 31, 2021
October 31

There can be only one Selfie per day, but here are some of favorite alternate selfies from October:


Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Selfie Project - Alternate

Hopefully November is a good month too.

WPC – WEEK 320 – HERO

Reminder this is the last day to submit ideas for next year’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme. Leave you suggestions in the comments section of today’s journal entry.

It looks like a few people have people they consider to be a HERO.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 320 - HERO - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 320 - HERO - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 320 - HERO - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 320 - HERO - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 320 - HERO - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 320 - HERO - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 320 - HERO - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 320 - HERO - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 320 - HERO - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 320 - HERO - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 321 - BUSINESS
BUSINESS

BUSINESS! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a BUSINESS image? A BUSINESS image is any image that shows any aspect of a BUSINESS. From a storefront. To the employees working at the BUSINESS. To a BUSINESS card. Literally any aspect of a BUSINESS. And it can be any type of BUSINESS. From a mulit-million dollar corporation to somebody selling Pampered Chef out of the trunk of their car.

While thinking on your BUSINESS picture, think on the following quote:

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
-Andy Warhol

Good luck capturing a great BUSINESS image.

RULES

The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of BUSINESS in this place that that vaguely resembles a business next Monday.

Tenderloin Appreciation Society – Indianola Field Work

Last Friday night, as soon as the whistle blew ending my shift in the computer mine, I took off like a shot for Indianola. I was going there to take pictures of Kyle’s last football game, but I was also going there to try a new tenderloin.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association recently announced their winner for the 2021 Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin. The winner was Victoria Station in Harlan. The runner-up was Larsen’s Pub in Elk Horn.

The other finalists were Old Road Cafe & Bar in Emerson, Stalker’s Pub in Miles, and Z’s Eatery and Draught Haus in Indianola.

On Friday, we dined at Z’s Eatery and Draught Haus in Indianola.

My 5 word review is that it is a good but not great tenderloin, however, I’m not sure it is fair to really judge them for reasons I will get into.

Here are some cruddy cell phone pictures:


Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

Tenderloining at Z's Eatery and Draught House

A few things to not right off the bat. While Andy, Shannon, and Shannon’s Jason were all in attendance only Shannon gets credit for tenderloining. Andy wussed out at the last second and Shannon’s Jason is on some kind of diet.

Second, it was a little bit of a struggle to get the last few bites of this tenderloin down. Not because the tenderloin wasn’t good, but because we ordered two appetizers. I assumed we would get plenty of help on them, but Shannon’s Jason and his diet only allowed him to take a few hunks of meat off the loaded fries. He passed on the mozzarella logs.

Then, did I mention that Andy was being a wuss? He was also little to no help on the loaded fries because they had mustard and pickles on them. So I was forced, as a man of honor, to eat more than my equitable share.

However, I did finish the last few bites to get that picture of the empty plate. I did these even though I was given ample peer pressure to just move the remains of the sandwich off the plate and take a picture of a lie. I refused to take a picture of such a filthy lie! You know that I always speak 100% the truth. When it comes to tenderloins, it is 110% the truth. I ate every last bite of that tenderloin and took a picture of an empty plate. Empty that is, with the exception of a big old helping of the truth. Not all HEROes wear capes. Some indulge heavily on fried pork goodness.

But you already knew about my innate goodness, but what about the innate goodness of the tenderloin?

THE GOOD

+ Good bun.
+ Right kind of bun.
+ Good cut of meat. Good thickness.
+ Proper meat to bun ratio.
+ Good breading.

THE BAD

+ Bland tasting.
+ Bun was toasted, but barely.

THE UGLY

+ No onions

So the restaurant wasn’t serving onions because of the recent outbreak of food poisonings caused by onions. The onion is an essential part of the tenderloin experience. It makes it hard to judge this tenderloin completely. Perhaps onions would have made the sandwich less bland. In fact, I know it would have.

I do have high hopes for the winning tenderloin in Harlan. It is served in a 131 year-old steakhouse in what looks to be an old train depot. It is also served on Texas Toast and garlic aioli.

I’ll be getting that trip put on my calendar very soon. Jesse and Bill have already signed on. If you are interested, let me know. My guess is it will probably be a Sunday supper as they are only open from 4-9 on Sundays and Saturdays for the foreseeable future are dedicated to the Iowa State Cyclones.

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This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is HEREO:


WEEL 320 - HERO

But what is a HERO photo? A HERO photo is a picture of somebody that is considered a HERO. Might be a personal HERO of yours. Don’t everybody ask to take my picture at once. Once at a time… Or it can be a picture of a fictional character. It can be somebody you know in everyday life or like in the theme reveal image it can be somebody you have never met. This week is Halloween. I bet you will see all sorts of people out and about dressed like HEROes. That is a happy coincidence, though. The order of the themes were selected randomly last November.

Happy photo harvesting!

Boone at Indianola

Last Friday night the Boone Toreadors travelled to Indianola for their final game of the season. Andy asked me to attend the game to take some pictures of the final game of Kyle’s career. We supped and then I went to the game through the first half and then called it a night as my Saturday was calling for an early wake-up and a long day with Olivia’s family and my Cyclone family.

Here are some pictures from the Boone/Indianola game:


Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Boone at Indianola - 2021

Kyle will graduate and I imagine that might be the last Boone High football game I ever attend, but I guess you never know.

Indianola has a really nice stadium. I thought Nevada had a nice stadium, but Indianola’s buries it and then some.

WPC – WEEK 319 – GREEN

REMINDER!!! This week and next week are you chance to help mold the next 52 weeks for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. To do that leave suggestions for themes in the COMMENTS section of this here journal entry. There were some good suggestions last week and one truly terrible one. Terrible because it was overly specific about a certain species of animal and not because of my alleged feelings towards that specific species of animal.

GREEN is a pretty gosh dang easy theme, so hopefully there are lots of submissions.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about submission rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 319 - GREEN - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 319 - GREEN - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 319 - GREEN - JOE DUFF
Joe Duff

WEEK 319 - GREEN - TAMARA PETERSON
Tamara Peterson

WEEK 319 - GREEN - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 319 - GREEN - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

WEEK 319 - GREEN - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 319 - GREEN - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 319 - GREEN - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 319 - GREEN - LOGAN KAHLER
Logan Kahler

WEEK 319 - GREEN - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 319 - GREEN - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 319 - GREEN - MICKY AUGUSTIN
Micky Augustin

WEEK 319 - GREEN - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 319 - GREEN - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 319 - GREEN - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 319 - GREEN - KIO DETTMAN
Kio Dettman

WEEK 319 - GREEN - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 319 - GREEN - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe

WEEK 319 - VEST - ,MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEL 320 - HERO
HERO

HERO! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a HERO photo? A HERO photo is a picture of somebody that is considered a HERO. Might be a personal HERO of yours. Don’t everybody ask to take my picture at once. Once at a time… Or it can be a picture of a fictional character. It can be somebody you know in everyday life or like in the theme reveal image it can be somebody you have never met. This week is Halloween. I bet you will see all sorts of people out and about dressed like HEROes. That is a happy coincidence, though. The order of the themes were selected randomly last November.

While considering your HERO image, consider the following quote:

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
– George Bernard Shaw

Good luck capturing your HERO!

RULES

The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of HERO in this place that that records many of my personal idols next Monday.

Boone 58 Perry 0

Last Friday Andy asked me to come to the Boone football game to get a few pictures of Senior Night. Andy’s son Kyle is the QB on the team. Fellow email subscriber Aaron’s son Jayton is a WR on the team. At one point in the game Kyle threw a touchdown pass to Jayton and I sadly didn’t not get a picture of this epic Photography 139 connection.

Boone entered the game winless. So did Perry. But I had a good feeling that Boone would come out the victor on this night. It wasn’t even close. Boone turned a fumble recovery and a pick-six into a 13-0 lead a couple minutes into the game. Boone would go on to win 58-0. I feel bad for Perry. Coming into the game they have only scored 16 points the entire season. But I’m happy for the kids on the Boone team. After the rough season they’ve had it must feel really good to have a game where everything seems to go right.

Here are some pictures from the night:


Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

Boone vs. Perry - 2021

I also got some pictures in there of some former Youth Group members like Hector and Tyler and Leah and Devin.

I don’t know if there is anything more Americana that a football Friday night in a small rural town. If there is, I don’t know what it is.

Boone finishes its season with Indianola tonight. Indianola is ranked and only has one loss this season. Sounds like they are due for another one!

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This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is GREEN:


WEEK 319 - GREEN
GREEN

GREEN! What a great theme! But what is a GREEN image? Simply enough, a GREEN image is any image where the color GREEN is an important part of the compositional elements. It can be the main subject, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. The word GREEN also has multiple meanings, if you want to explore that as well.

Happy photo harvesting!

WPC – WEEK 317 – TIME

Need to start today by wishing everybody a Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day and remember F*CK Christopher Columbus. For raping 9 and 10 year old girls. For the murder of 8 million Arawahs, while enslaving them. For cannibalism. For feeding babies to dogs. For using biological weapons to kill 97 million people. Yeah, F*CK Christopher Columbus.

But this day isn’t about reminding people that Christopher Columbus was one of the most evil persons in history and isn’t worth of veneration and should be thought of in the way that people think of Hitler or Stalin or the Confederacy. It is to celebrate the people who first called this land home. To remember the struggles and tragedies they endured. To honor their place in and contributions to the shared story of America.

And for that reason, I share the amazing Navajo prayer Walking in Beauty:

In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me
I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.
I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.
In beauty all day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
My words will be beautiful…

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

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It appears that a few people made TIME for TIME.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about participation rates. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 317 - TIME - ANDY SHARP
Andy Sharp

WEEK 317 - TIME - BILL WENTWORTH
Bill Wentworth

WEEK 317 - TIME - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 317 - TIME - TERESA KAHLER
Teresa Kahler

WEEK 317 - TIME - JEN ENSLEY-GORSHE
Jen Ensley-Gorshe

WEEK 317 - TIME - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 317 - TIME - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 317 - TIME - SHANNON BARDOLE-FOLEY
Shannon Bardole-Foley

WEEK 317 - TIME - ELIZABETH NORDEEN
Elizabeth Nordeen

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 317 - TIME - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 318 - PASSION
PASSION

PASSION! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a PASSION picture? First we need to establish the difference between love and PASSION. What separates PASSION from love isn’t just a warm feeling about something or somebody. PASSION is what you are willing to suffer for. That is why the movie is called THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. Because Jesus’ love for us was so intense that he was willing to suffer for us. In the theme reveal picture it shows the result of Jesus’ PASSION for us as he has been lowered from the cross into Mary’s arms. I’m sure there are many things in your life that you love. But this challenge asks you to take a picture of something you love so much that you are willing to suffer for it. Remember though the PASSION in your submission doesn’t have to be your own. It can be somebody else’s PASSION as well.

While considering your options for a PASSION submission, consider the following quote:

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
-T.S. Eliot

RULES

The picture has to be taken between 12:01 PM today and 11 AM next Monday. This isn’t a curate your photos project. This is a get your butt off the couch (unless you are taking your picture from the couch) and take pictures challenge.

You can send your images to either bennett@photography139.com OR you may text them to my Pixel 5.

That is all I got, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will all be sharing our idea of PASSION in this place that has caused more than its fair share of suffering the next Monday.

Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale

Although there isn’t really a youth group at the church right now, Andy was able to rustle a bunch of kids to help the Methodist Women collect items for their annual rummage sale and help tear things down after it was over. Other than an unfortunate run-in with a douchey member of the Boone Fire Department, every day went really well. I think a few of the kids were happy to be back in the church. Even if it was only a few of them.

Here are some pictures from the day:


2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

2021 Methodist Women Rummage Sale

It was good to see some life back in the church again.